Kansas

Week in Review: Union bullying and police militarization

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Kansas  /  No Comments

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It’s finally Friday, right everyone? But before the weekend zips by, take a moment and glance backward. You know the drill, check out our week in review.

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By the numbers: Military hardware in the hands of Kansas cops

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Kansas, News  /  No Comments

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The federal government’s now-infamous 1033 program has played a huge part it placing military surplus equipment into the hands of local law enforcement. But while the ramifications of such actions are on full display in Ferguson, Mo., the Sunflower State isn’t immune from the trend of police militarization.

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Teacher says union resorting to bully tactics in wake of decertification

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Education, Kansas, News, unions  /  No Comments

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The doom and gloom predictions of the state’s largest teachers union have not come to pass more than a year after Deerfield USD 216 faculty opted to boot out the Kansas National Education Association, according to teacher Doug Crandall.

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Watchdog Radio: A tale of two cops — Ferguson’s response to violence and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  National, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Ben Yount, Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
It’s been the story that has captured the nation’s attention and shown a spotlight on the issue of police militarization. Did the cops go too far in their response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri?
Also, Matt Kittle has an interview with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who was recently re-elected to [...]

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KS Week in review: Omissions and muzzles

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Kansas  /  No Comments

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In many ways, the government is a bit of a necessary evil. But just because we need it around doesn’t mean it’s an all-knowing, benevolent force for good. Curious what governmental foibles have cropped up in the Sunflower State? Take a look back at our week in review for a recap.

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SEC charges Kansas with fraud for Parkinson-era omissions

By   /  August 12, 2014  /  Finances, Fraud, Kansas, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

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The Securities Exchange Commission has levied fraud charges against the State of Kansas for actions taken under the administration of Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson.

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