New California law terminates bail and risks public safety while Texas seeks reform

Chuck DeVore | September 11, 2018
This article by Chuck DeVore originally appeared in Forbes September 10, 2018. With California Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on Senate Bill 10, the cash bail system, with 15 centuries of…

Give a Straw, Go to Jail–How plastic straws are becoming criminal

Chuck DeVore | July 25, 2018
This article by Chuck DeVore originally appeared in Forbes July 25, 2018.   First they came for the New York muck, and I did not speak out—because I am not…

America’s Opioid Crisis Worse Than Reported, Killing More Than 47,000 In 2014

Chuck DeVore | August 8, 2017
This article by Chuck DeVore originally appeared in Forbes, August 8th, 2017. Earlier this year the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report that suggested…

United, Ferguson, Abu-Ghraib, And The L.A. Riots At 25: Lessons Learned

Chuck DeVore | May 2, 2017
This article, written by Chuck DeVore, originally appeared in Forbes on April 27, 2017. 25 years ago, I was leading patrols in riot-torn Los Angeles as an Army National…

Police-Collected Fines, Fees And Forfeitures: How Does Your City Rank?

Chuck DeVore | November 2, 2016
This commentary originally appeared in Forbes on October 26, 2016. “And we was fined fifty dollars and had to pick up the garbage… in the snow.” Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s…

Crime Surge! — Blood, Well-Told Half-Truths, And Statistics

Chuck DeVore | October 8, 2015
This commentary originally appeared in Forbes on October 7, 2015. In the wake of urban unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore a particular meme has developed that crime is spiking. From the…

Falling Crime Rates Offers Hope of Cutting Costs

Chuck DeVore | April 28, 2015
Former California politician Chuck DeVore–now Vice President of Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation–spoke to the San Diego Union-Tribune about a crime equivalent of the so-called “peace dividend.” The article describes…
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