Urban Violence


Opinion: College Students Not Immune to Big City Violence

Four college students. In four big cities. All were murdered on or near campus in November or early December. The cases: Temple University student Samuel Collington was shot and killed by a 17-year-old during an attempted carjacking after returning to Philadelphia following Thanksgiving break. Collington had just received his triumphant LSAT score, nearly cementing his

Law Enforcement

‘Lawless city?’ Worry after Portland police don’t stop chaos

A crowd of 100 people wreaked havoc in downtown Portland, Oregon, this week – smashing storefront windows, lighting dumpsters on fire and causing at least $500,000 in damage – but police officers didn’t stop them. Portland Police Bureau officials say that’s because of legislation passed by Oregon lawmakers this year, which restricts the tools they


Opinion: Are the Good Times Over for Joe?

“When sorrows come,” said King Claudius, “they come not single spies but in battalions.” As the king found out. So it seems with President Joe Biden, who must be asking himself the question Merle Haggard asked: “Are the good times really over for good?” Consider the critical issue with voters today: the state of the

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