Reinventing Crime Prevention

Highlighted articles:

How to Re-Invent Crime Prevention 6 ways to upgrade police, 17 crime prevention ideas and 7 anti-crime concepts

Increase Mental Health Funding to Stop Violence An easy fact sheet listing scientific studies about how mental health programs decrease crime.

All My Police Interactions A quick list of all my encounters with police officers which will quickly show you why I am so opposed to what they do.

My Police Brutality Story This was the major, traumatizing event that I repressed for 20 years. I include gory details.

35 Ways Criminal Justice is Counter-Productive to Peace on Earth A concise list of social and psychological reasons why the whole system does not work.

What if there’s a Better Way? A poem about the problems with and potential solutions for our criminal justice system.

My Night in Jail  Told like a short-story, this explains what jail was like for me and countless others and shows some of the corruption and cruelty.

The Officer Did Nothing to Hurt Me Another poem, this one about a terrifying night where I was mistaken for someone who had stolen a DVD player.

The cartoon is from Mud Company


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I’ve spent 20 years dealing with emotional trauma from police brutality. I’ve prayed that people would take a look at the idea that police and prisons could be replaced with mental health professionals and compassionate treatment options. I truly believe such a system would cost less taxpayer money, be more efficient at preventing crime and more effective at building our economy. Thanks to Black Lives Matter, for the first time in twenty years I no longer feel alone in these opinions and that means so much to me right now.

The recurring theme in these writings is that while systemic racism is what directly harms the most people, the core problem is much more complicated. Our fundamental attitudes about criminal justice need to be re-examined. We need a science and communication based approach that maintains a focus on the actual goal of crime prevention and harm reduction.



The following is a random list of more of my defund police and criminal justice related articles. You can also find these on my Criminal Justice Category Page.



Anarchism Quotes

In 2020 I finally decided to stop identifying as an anarchist. My reasons are complex. I still hold  a lot of the same values as before but I label them differently. Here’s a bunch of quotes I picked up a number of years ago that I felt apply to a...



My Definition of Anarchism

As of 2020 I no longer identify as an anarchist but I still hold a lot of the same values so this article is still valid. When people think of anarchism, they think of Mad Max and Timothy McVeigh, because that’s the vision that’s been drilled i...



Are police supporters all criminals?

I have been into the idea of defunding the police for 20 years now and when talking to people I have noticed a recurring theme. It seems the most criminal-minded individuals are the ones who most vehemently support the police. In my early years,...



Why Some People Oppose Civil Rights Laws

I’ve seen Ron Paul getting attacked for his view that businesses should be allowed to discriminate and the government shouldn’t intervene and enforce anti-discrimination laws. When you first read this, it sounds awful. Your gut reaction is to t...



All My Police Interactions

All My Police Interactions A brief history of my life when it comes to the cops My first ever interaction with the police happened while I was pooping in a library bathroom in third grade. I left my backpack outside the stall. The librarian came in,...



Pittsburgh City Council Speech July 15

My planned defund the police speech for Pittsburgh City Council meeting on July 15, 2020 https://pittsburghpa.gov/clerk/council-meetings Good evening. I’m Kalin Ringkvist. I’m a software engineer, real-estate investor, and police brutality survi...



“He’s Crazy” is Not an Explanation

It’s a cop out to avoid thinking When someone kills a bunch of people or does something else horrible that normal people can’t understand, the natural reaction from many of us is to say “he was just crazy”. But I don’t buy this. First of...



Crime is not Logical

For this post, again, the word ‘crime’ is loosely defined to include obvious crimes, and does not include things like marijuana, j-walking or software piracy. — — — — — — Someone pointed out about my recent article, 22 Ways ...



Unfair Tickets

I originally wrote this article in 2010 when I lived in Seattle. Now I live in Pittsburgh and have realized that it’s a whole other ballgame on the east coast when it comes to driving safety. People just don’t seem to care about safety the way ...



When You Just Kinda Decide that Someone is Guilty

It’s how we choose some of the most important things The other day I heard someone talking about a time when he was on a jury. He said, “It was one of those cases where we all knew he was guilty but just couldn’t find the evidence.” This fr...



A New Perspective on Pro-Choice

So I am adamantly pro-choice, but I have a few serious objections to the standard pro-choice rhetoric that we see these days. My main issue is with the lies we’ve been telling. I see two important questions surrounding abortion: 1) at what point do...



My Anarchistic Thoughts on the Gang Murder I Witnessed

This shooter doesn’t appear any worse than police or military officers So I’ve been thinking about the guy I watched get shot in front of my apartment a few weeks ago, and more specifically, about the guy doing the shooting. I’ve been runnin...



Do Suicidal People Deserve to be Punished?

Similar psychological issues lead to crime and suicide. Why do we treat them completely differently? I wrote this piece back around 2006 or so I think. I recently visited an old friend who happened to be having some dramatic fights with his girlfri...



American Criminals

I’d like to say something about all the “low-life” criminals in America: Television, movie, software and music pirating on the internet has provided low-income homes access to entertainment that would otherwise be mostly out of reach. Online pi...



Laws don’t Protect Consumers

I found this page the other day on Huffington Post about Seattle banning ride share apps. Basically, there are phone applications used to connect riders with drivers and are allowing people to save a lot of money on rides around town. I have never us...



more pro-choice ideas

This is the second part to an article I wrote a long time ago called A New Perspective On Pro-Choice. It goes something like this… There are other arguments that for some reason are totally overlooked, maybe because they’re difficult to explain, ...



Why We Need Friendship and Religion Licenses

Our personal lives are not properly regulated. This was my attempt at satire. Please do not take this seriously. I often hear the argument from libertarians and anarchists that our government should not have authority over our marriages. I think ge...



35 Ways Criminal Justice is Counter-Productive to Peace on Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf4bx2d3rdo&t=6s&ab_channel=kalinringkvist 1. The concept behind criminal justice is that there must be consequences for wrongdoing, that we must punish people in order to discourage them from doing certa...



Why Does Pro-Life not Apply to Miscarriages?

The pro-life perspective is so fascinating and difficult for liberals to understand. 15%-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage and 74% of women say that miscarriage was “partly their fault”. Now, I know probably a hundred or more women who have...



Bart Simpson, Addicted to Punishments

It happens to so many kids I watched a recent episode of The Simpsons (Postcards from the Wedge, Season 21 episode 14 — spoilers follow) where Marge and Homer decide to let Bart do whatever he wants because otherwise he’s going to drive th...



How to Re-Invent Crime Prevention

6 ways to upgrade police, 17 crime prevention ideas and 7 anti-crime concepts This image from: http://mudcompany.thecomicseries.com/comics/148/ My plan is to continue adding to this page as I come up with new ideas. If you can think of anything I’...



Increase Mental Health Funding to Stop Violence

Quick Fact Sheet to give credibility to a logical approach of addressing & correcting Mental Illness to Reduce Crime Rates. A friend of mine made this fact sheet after reading my Pittsburgh City Council Speech. I cannot take responsibility ...



Dangerous Drive-Thrus and Laws Justifying Laws

An example of how laws trick us into letting them multiply and feed on themselves. This image is from a story about a carjacking. I was unable to find an image related to pedestrians being injured in drive-thrus. This is a comment I received on an o...



My Police Brutality Story

My Police Brutality Story First I’ll start with a trigger warning. I include bloody details. But please remember: I did not get a trigger warning before watching this. Certain details have been changed so that the exact time and location can’t be...



Faith in Government and Law

Since we have a government we can blindly assume everything is safe The other day I was telling a story about a time when I was going to lunch with a bunch of co-workers and we tried to cram too many people into an elevator. As everyone was trying...