Arthur Rizer – Directory of Articles

Arthur Rizer – Directory of Articles

Arthur’s work as an attorney for the DOJ and as a soldier provide him with a rare perspective on the transformation of the military and police. His insights are exposed in many different forums and have gained an appreciation amongst the readers of outlets such as The Atlantic and The Huffington Post. Arthur has provided the public with an education as to what changes are going on and why.

Arthur Rizer at the Huffington Post

Arthur Rizer Author Page at The Huffington Post

Arthur Rizer The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post

 

The Militarization of the Police: Is It a Battle of Equipment or Mentality?

On Monday, President Obama announced that the federal government will no longer be providing some overly militaristic weaponry and equipment to police forces throughout the United States.

The Militarized Mentality of the Police

Over this past weekend, protests in Cleveland were largely peaceful following the acquittal of an officer who shot and killed an unarmed driver and unarmed passenger after a high-speed chase.

Mission Creep: The Danger of Blurring Police Blue with Soldier Green

On Tuesday, May 26, police officers, friends, family and a respectful public lined the procession route for Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco’s funeral.

Arthur Rizer at The Atlantic

Arthur Rizer The Atlantic
The Atlantic

Arthur Rizer Author Page at The Atlantic

Why Veterans Celebrate Tax Day

For a former service member, the most dreaded date on the calendar provides an opportunity to say thank you.

Why It’s Criminal to Lie About Military Honors

As the Supreme Court decides whether to uphold the Stolen Valor Act, the public should note the damage that fraudulent veterans have already done.

Asking Our Soldiers to Do Police Work: Why It Can Lead to Disaster

Armed-forces personnel are trained to “engage and destroy,” peace officers “to protect and to serve.” Expecting young recruits to play both roles is expecting too much.

How the War on Terror Has Militarized the Police

Over the past 10 years, law enforcement officials have begun to look and act more and more like soldiers. Here’s why we should be alarmed.

Yet one more unimportant article about Colin Kaepernick

How many “real” news stories are transpiring as I write this, the umpteenth unnecessary opinion piece about Colin Kaepernick and his protest to kneel during the national anthem?

Criminal justice reform doesn’t have to mean ‘soft on crime’
Arthur Rizer Washington Examiner
Arthur Rizer Washington Examiner

The phrase “criminal justice reform” is loaded with emotional impact. To some, the words translate to “soft on crime,” which has been a political mantra and damning epithet

Criminal-justice reform is no boon to illegal aliens

A common avenue of attack against criminal-justice reform, particularly its mandatory-minimum provisions, is to invoke the bogeyman of illegal immigration. The argument generally suggests that incarcerated aliens would

Criminal-justice reform won’t be a boon to illegal aliens

A common avenue of attack against criminal-justice reform, particularly its mandatory-minimum provisions, is to invoke the bogeyman of illegal immigration. The argument generally suggests that incarcerated aliens would

Police Violence: The symptoms of deeper societal issues?

The rash of police-on-civilian and civilian-on-police violence has once again brought to a boil the question of why a nation founded on the very idea of limited government