Feb 12

Is There A War On Police?

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – It’s easy to argue that the current tension between police and some minority communities across the country became a national discussion because of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri. Those tensions existed long before Michael Brown’s confrontation with a police officer that resulted in his death, of course, but a national conversation/debate came from that and has been fueled by controversies in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas and Baton Rouge, among others.

Former Missouri State Representative Jeff Roorda is now the business manager for one of the state’s largest police unions. He’s also been a police officer, detective and police chief.

His book, “The War On Police” argues that movements like Black Lives Matter and hostile media coverage of law enforcement are among the reasons police – and entire communities – are less safe today.

On the other side of that debate is the Missouri ACLU, which is supporting what’s being called “The Fourth Amendment Affirmation Act” in the Missouri Legislature.

Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman takes issue with Roorda’s stands and argues that we need more oversight and regulations of police.

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Feb 08

A Second Chance After Prison and A Politics 2017 Update

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – Once a criminal, always a criminal?

Not necessarily.

Dr. Howard Wall from the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise explains why it’s in everyone’s best interest to help offenders succeed after serving their time.

However, instead of pushing for another government program, Wall says entrepreneurship may offer many offenders a better chance. Considering how many employers won’t hire felons, Wall argues that breaking down regulatory barriers to self employment should be part of the discussion. He promotes a Missouri-based event on February 9th designed to support just that approach.

Also, liberal political commentator Mark Kasen and conservative radio talk show host & columnist Stacy Washington spar over some of the top issues impacting Missouri at this point.

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Feb 08

The Left’s Challenges in Missouri and the Impact of People of Faith

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Feb 08

Missouri Legislative Session 2017: A Preview from Both Sides

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Feb 08

New Year, New Leaders and The Public Policy Impact on Missouri

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Feb 08

The Impact of the 2016 Elections on Missouri

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