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  • Justice Dept. Internal Memo Admits Gun Buybacks, ‘Assault Weapons’ Bans, ... Don't Work

    02/21/2013 6:13:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 19 February, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    Gun control may still be very much a topic for national conversation, and the prospects of some variety of gun control legislation may look better for anti-gun forces than they have in nearly 20 years, but a Justice Department internal memo from early in the year that just got leaked to the public may scuttle all of that. The memo comes from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a subgroup within the Justice Department, which defines itself this way: The National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated...
  • Government Transparency Causes 'Blindness'

    09/03/2010 8:07:07 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 8-31-10 | Bob McCarty
    If my experience with one Justice Department agency is indicative of the federal government as a whole, then I must conclude transparency causes "blindness."
  • A Common Police Vest Fails the Bulletproof Test

    08/24/2005 9:06:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 3,715+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 25, 2005 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 - A type of lightweight police vest used by tens of thousands of officers failed to stop a bullet in nearly 6 of every 10 tests, according to a Justice Department study released on Wednesday, and the study resulted in immediate changes in federal safety guidelines. Ballistic tests on 103 vests containing a fiber known as Zylon produced acceptable safety results for just four vests, department researchers said. "This confirms that these vests simply don't do what they claim to do, which is to stop bullets," said Ed Balzarini Jr., a lawyer from the Pittsburgh metropolitan region...