YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Police
  • St. Lawrence University YAL Virtual Lecture with Raeford Davis

    The YAL chapter at St. Lawrence University had its first speaker event on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The event, entitled “Problem, Officer?: A Student’s Guide to Dealing With Police” featured former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Raeford Davis via Skype. The event had 11 attendees. Davis talked about his own career as a police …

  • University of Cincinnati Movie Showing: DO NOT RESIST

      DO NOT RESIST Advertisement We paid for a movie showing in the theatre in our university center of DO NOT RESIST. The movie has won many awards as it powerfully documents the recent militarization of the nation’s local police forces. This film highlights the disturbing trend that has started after 9/11. Many local police …

  • Rule of Law or Rule of Man?

    Recently it came to light that Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, was discharged from the Navy Reserves for testing positive for cocaine use. This news story reminded me how lopsided the rule of law is in the ostensible Constitutional republic that is the United States. A major component of a free society is that the …

  • Constitution Week at Southeastern Louisiana University

    The activism kit we received from Young Americans for Liberty proved to be very helpful for Constitution week. Our Southeastern Louisiana University chapter used the chalk provided to participate in a police chalk protest with the words “End Police Brutality, Begin Police Reform” outside of one of the busiest sidewalks of our campus.  We sketched …

  • The biggest threat to private property you’ve never even heard of

    Suppose you decide to buy a used car from a guy on Craigslist. You’ve found the car you want, and you’re going to buy it outright. It’s only $4,000, and you decide to pay cash because it will be more convenient for both of you. So, on the day of the sale, you get the …

  • YAL CSUDH Education on Constitutional Rights

    YAL @ Cal State-Dominguez Hills just got our “Know Your Rights” DVD in the mail, which is a movie on how to deal with police in a constitutional way. It will explain on what to say to police when you have to deal with them and it will also help viewers stay out of jail. …

  • UCSD Hosts a Police Quiz Show: Cop Out!

    YAL @ UCSD began our midyear recruitment effort by hitting Library Walk with a game show. There were booths, prizes, hosts, and… cops? That’s right! We asked students on library Walk to test their knowledge on the police and their rights. Standing in booths with “metal” bars, we asked questions ranging from when a police …

  • The Stairwell Drunk and the Plight of the Bystander

    It was a late night in Madison, Wisconsin, a city known for the party-hard nature of its college students. A friend and I were returning to my apartment after partaking in some mild revelry across town. I live on the fourth floor of an industrial-style building. My apartment is across from a stairwell at the …

  • Don’t Cops Have Better Things to Do?

    Yesterday, Reason TV released the third installment of their video series entitled, Don’t Cops Have Better Things to Do?  The series features instances where police officers have been wasting time and resources by setting up stings in order to catch the unsuspecting “criminals” who stumble into their traps.  Check out the previous two episodes, too:

  • Glik v. Boston: Court Affirms Right to Record Police Actions in Public

    In a huge victory for free speech, transparency, and the public at large, the First Circuit Panel affirms the right of vigilant citizens to videotape police actions carrying out their duties in public: The First Amendment issue here is, as the parties frame it, fairly narrow: is there a constitutionally protected right to videotape police …