Police

A tighter lockdown risks being a less effective one

16 January 2021 9:00 am

When lockdown was first proposed in March, one of the many arguments against it was that people would tolerate being…

Why I can no longer police the coronavirus restrictions

28 November 2020 6:32 pm

Earlier this month I resigned as a Special Constable, after serving for ten years as a volunteer officer in three…

The strange case of the ‘alleged bonfire’

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The council has told me that what I saw was an ‘alleged bonfire’. When I described flames towering into the…

Bas Javid: Why I joined the police

3 October 2020 9:00 am

There’s no such thing as a typical week in policing and this last one was no different. It started on…

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The mob are turning into Trump’s useful idiots

24 August 2020 10:51 pm

Protesters have been setting fire to yet another American city today to tell us that black lives matter. This latest…

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Does Seattle deserve better than Carmen Best?

13 August 2020 11:00 am

Seattle So the revolution devours its children. On Tuesday, Seattle’s police chief Carmen Best announced her retirement just hours after…

Letters: We must sing again

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Growing pains Sir: James Forsyth (‘Rewiring the state’, 4 July) shocked this loyal Spectator reader with the following: ‘Even before…

Letters: Why Hugh Dowding deserves a statue

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Police relations Sir: As a former Met Police officer, with a similar background to Kevin Hurley, I was surprised how…

Culture is going underground: meet the rebel army

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Leaf Arbuthnot and Igor Toronyi-Lalic on the new cultural rebels

Letters: Police must focus on deterring crime, not responding to it

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Deterring crime Sir: Rod Liddle is right to highlight the politicisation of the police as a source of their inadequacies,…

The police have become too politicised to function

27 June 2020 9:00 am

Forces have become too politicised to function

To save black lives, police top brass must face reality

27 June 2020 9:00 am

To save black lives, top brass must face reality

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Black Lives Matter is a state-backed religion

26 June 2020 5:15 am

‘Protest’ often feels inadequate as a characterization for the public exhibitions that have erupted nationwide over the past several weeks.…

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The rule of law is collapsing

24 June 2020 11:12 pm

It is the law that makes us ‘the best of animals.’ So saying, Aristotle had a very specific conception of…

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Marching against racism is too easy

21 June 2020 12:46 am

When I first saw the footage of George Floyd being asphyxiated by a policeman’s knee on his throat, my reaction…

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Don’t defund the police: reform them

20 June 2020 2:39 am

‘Nothing works if public space is unsafe,’ says the respected urban sociologist Patrick Sharkey. The ‘Defund the Police’ initiative demands…

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Defend the police

16 June 2020 8:02 pm

President Trump is signing an executive order today on police reform. The order, while relatively toothless, does one important thing:…

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The truth about America’s police culture

11 June 2020 1:31 pm

America can often look, to outsiders, like a country of two warring tribes: the Trumpish anti-PC brigade vs the woke…

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Antifa explained

11 June 2020 8:44 am

I was in my hotel room in London when the second wave of riots in Ferguson broke out. The clashes…

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Madness in Minneapolis

11 June 2020 5:26 am

My City Council in Minneapolis has decided to de-something the police. Defend? Nah. Defund. But by ‘defund’, they don’t mean…

Dan Bongino at Politicon

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Bongino’s prepared testimony on police brutality

10 June 2020 11:58 pm

Dan Bongino, a conservative commentator and former Secret Service agent, will testify Wednesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on…

We need black conservatism

10 June 2020 7:51 pm

We are living through an update of radical chic. Elite white liberals are apologizing for and even applauding the worst…

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Abolish the police. Then what?

10 June 2020 3:42 am

One of the best rules of thumb to emerge from systems theory is Stafford Beer’s famous statement: the purpose of…

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Would Joe Biden defund the police?

8 June 2020 7:15 am

Thanks to the nature of digital media, the last 10 days can be seen in entirely different ways. On one…

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The creeping nihilism of the American left

4 June 2020 9:45 pm

The twin temptations of American liberalism are to radical excess and conservative stasis. Because liberalism is a practical philosophy of…