The Militarization of the Police

  POLICE OR SOLDIERS? Since the expansion of the drug war in the 1980s – and especially since the attacks of September 11th, 2001 – local police forces have been enthusiastically adopting military weapons and tactics, and the trend has been as evident in South Carolina as in other states. Whether and to what extent […]

Tax Collection: Law Enforcement’s New Role?

TO PROTECT, TO COLLECT, AND TO SERVE You know the feeling – the feeling you get when you return to your parked car and see the dreaded neon-colored slip of paper tucked under your windshield-wiper. The following analysis was prompted by that feeling. One of SCPC’s policy analysts received a ticket from the Folly Beach […]