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


All my articles and videos are public domain. Feel free to copy, modify, and use them any way you feel may help the cause.


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.



Criminal Justice Extremism

We tell ourselves our system is better but we’re just as cruel. A woman is caned for violating Islamic sharia law outside a mosque. From BBC news. After reading a few articles recently about some extreme acts of criminal justice, I decided I nee...



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...



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...



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 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...



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 ...



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...



Changing Our Views on Criminal Justice

Changing Our Views on Criminal Justice Here I go again, babbling about criminal justice I’ve spent a lot of words attacking the concept of criminal justice, as many anarchists and other peace-advocates have, exposing the corruption and ineffectiv...



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...



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...



The Officer Did Nothing to Hurt Me

A poem about not police brutality The officer did nothing to hurt me that night. I looked like someone who had stolen a DVD player. It’s easy to argue that I was not harmed, that I’m just being a baby. I should be thankful he realized I was th...



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 ...



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,...



Destroying Lives Based on Time of Day

The rampant discrimination you’ve never heard of. Someone sent this around an email chain today, kind of as a joke about wanting to only work half days. This is an article about “decision fatigue”, the idea that if you make tons of decisions...



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...



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,...



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...



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...



How a Two-Minute Interaction with the Police Changed Me Forever

Even standard procedures can have consequences I was walking home from a Halloween party. I think it was 2002. I knew it was illegal to ride a bicycle after drinking. I was already terrified of cops and not taking any chances. A cop car pulled up a...



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’...



My Night in Jail

My Night in Jail So much knowledge about criminal justice corruption gained in one night I stood at a counter in the back of a high-volume fish and chips restaurant breading cod when the kitchen manager, Rob, grabbed me and invited me to smoke a bo...



“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...



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...



What if there’s a Better Way?

What if there’s a Better Way? I have a few questions for my fellow Americans and human beings… What if our core attitudes about criminal justice are deeply flawed and have not served the long-term interests of a peaceful and prosperous society?...



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...