Analyzing the issue of police militarization

Police militarization has become a hot-button issue in recent times with the nation tiring of the seemingly constant deaths at the hands of police. Police have even been misled into believing that all this military equipment is protecting them and aiding in their abilities.

The odd way that prostitution was classified as deviant and why it deserves to be reversed

As activists try to reverse a terrible criminalization of prostitution, opponents have evolved their reasonings to try and keep it illegal. They are far from the original reasons for criminalizing it, and all of them are based on fallacious arguments and misconceptions.

Current fire suppression techniques cause more damage and ignore environmental ethics

Our techniques for suppressing wildfires stem for a day when our trees were seen only as a timber resource that must be preserved. They received no scientific evaluation at the time they were implemented, and new research has shown the damage they cause.

There is nothing wrong with living and sleeping together before marriage

Think about our morals and how they apply to marriage. One has evolved greatly over time, while the other has remained the same.

The Cities: Skylines DLC isn't all that impressive

With the new Campus DLC having been announced for Cities: Skylines, I decided to reflect on all the DLC they've released to date and why most of them are actually pretty terrible.

The history and modern perspectives of voter disenfranchisement for convicted felons

Felony disenfranchisement in the United States affects a large number of American citizens. Its wide expansion after the Civil War has some racist backstory to it that others do not always consider when discussing the topic.

Understanding prisoner rights and privileges

One important distinction that is very important to keep in mind when discussing prisoner rights is the difference between rights and privileges. Not everyone understands what a prisoner's life is like, and incorrectly assume that they are given a lot more than they really are while incarcerated.

Unmarked police cruisers are not a scam to catch you

I recently saw an advertisement pop up on my Facebook timeline comparing European and “American” police vehicles. I tried to post a comment explaining some of the problems with the image and that people shouldn’t buy into it and the person who shared the image deleted it. Well, some people don’t like hearing the truth, but considering how many people actually believe this nonsense, I’m going to blog about it instead.

Creating a concept map to analyze unfair police shootings and deaths of African American civilians

This is a somewhat complicated issue that can't be easily summarized in just a few words: suspected racism in the police force resulting in seemingly unfair shootings and deaths of African American civilians. Police shootings aren't all that uncommon, at least not according to some data collected by The Washington Post which suggests that 991 deaths by police occurred in the year 2015. That's a lot of officer-involved deaths – a rate of almost three per day.

The real life of Santa Clause

Most people see Santa as a magical character living on the North Pole with all the magic in the world, a person who just shows up once a year to hand out presents. Well, I’m heading deep into the North Pole to find out the truth about Santa Clause. What I found is he doesn’t have it so easy. In fact, he’s just as human as any one of us is, maybe even more. See, he’s experienced every situation life can throw at a person.

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