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Op-ed: Defending against our defenders

...easier to track down lawbreakers' every move. The problem is that they also can violate the rights of the millions of law-abiding citizens with their indiscriminate sweeps. They can stomp on a wide range of legal protections that are supposed to...
Crash course: Students take a lesson in Junior Achievement literacy, economic education and workforce readiness," Ellis said. "It teaches them to be responsible, law abiding citizens." Reach Kelly Sullivan at
What others say: More questions than answers's seen before, who the state spends money on should be as important as what it's spending money on.Hundreds of law-abiding state employees will lose their jobs in July. How lawmakers spend money and on whom matters. To believe otherwise...
Bob Franken: The Baltimore bounce

...and we return to the slow erosion of our country.In the case of the police, they will change their ways only if law-abiding citizens stay in the faces of their leaders, smartphone video cameras ever at ready. Maybe this time we can make...
What others say: Too much shooting on U.S. streets

...shot them dead. The president called it senseless murder; the attorney general said it was an act of barbarism. To law-abiding Americans, it is a scar on civilized society.Brinsley, who was African-American, fled to a subway station and...
Bob Franken: The FBI director's surprise

...know, deep in our gut, what it feels like to be a law-abiding young black man walking on the street and encountering...removed from their neighborhood. Law enforcement and the law-abiding will need to understand that they're on the same side...
Community talks marijuana, agriculture, film and tax cuts during town hall

...that (we're) trying to put blocks in things and make it so that it's really hard to make sure that people can be law-abiding citizens," she said. "If the concerns is that people will take marijuana use too far, then maybe consider taking...
Bob Franken: Let us prey

...think otherwise certainly is dangerous to the millions of those who are Islamic and practice in peaceful ways and lead law-abiding lives here and elsewhere. To tarnish them with the atrocities of the maniacs in Iraq and Syria is inviting prejudice...
Cal Thomas: Response to rioters should be restitution, shaming

...anything nowadays, but shaming might help prevent future violence. Rioters and looters who are black could be shamed by law-abiding African-Americans. They can be asked, "Is this why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched and went to prison? Is...
Senate candidates share their views

...For a couple of examples, our courts seem more focused on the criminal perpetrator's rights than the rights of our law-abiding citizens. I am crafting a bill to help folks feel secure in their own homes. We are also designing legislative solutions...


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