The Muskegon Streetcar Riot of 1919

Americans like to riot, for better or worse. Better when there’s a just cause, worse when it’s over sports, or pumpkins. With mass media though, a single burning gas station can be looped for hours, giving the impression of mass chaos, as was the case in Baltimore, when in fact that uprising was timid in… Continue reading The Muskegon Streetcar Riot of 1919

Police Worry Girl In Park Might Get Kidnapped, Do It Themselves, Arrest Mother

The above headline might sound sensationalist. There’s a few other less alarming versions out there. Possibly due to recent world events rightfully dominating the news, this story didn’t garner nearly the exposure it should have when breaking weeks ago. Here’s the bare facts from Reason.com: “Debra Harrell works at McDonald’s in Augusta, South Carolina. For most of the summer, her daughter had stayed… Continue reading Police Worry Girl In Park Might Get Kidnapped, Do It Themselves, Arrest Mother