On reasserting civilian control of law enforcement

I spoke yesterday to the Columbia City Council presenting my white paper on how to reassert civilian control over law enforcement in Columbia, Missouri. I was part of a group of people who might be variously labeled as libertarians who were at the council meeting to speak out against the policies implicated in the February SWAT raid of a suspected cannabis dealer that resulted in two small dogs being shot in front of a seven-year-old child, with nothing meaningful to show for the subsequent search or arrest.

Video of the city council meeting is here. I speak at 2:52.40. Mitch Richards, a libertarian member of Keep Columbia Safe, addresses some of the same issues that I do at 2:27.35 and I recommend listening to his speech as well.

Addendum: Greg Young comments on my white paper and posts it in full here. Coverage from the Columbia Missourian is here. Coverage from the Columbia Tribune is here.

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