A fascinating New York Times investigation was published yesterday and fleshes out the “driving while black” meme about racial profiling with systematic data. In the four states in which car search data is systematically, tracked, the Times reports that black drivers are stopped disproportionately often,
The Posse Comitatus Act, a federal law in effect for over a century, says that the military can’t be used for domestic police purposes. It’s not just an administrative violation. It’s a crime: Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution
These are military satellites, and now they’re being used against American civilians. That’s as good a sign as I could imagine that Yes We Can was never intended to apply to anyone but the powerful.