“Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. Since the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officers have been backing off of proactive policing, and criminals are becoming emboldened,” says Heather Mac Donald. The reason is what Mac Donald first identified nationally as:
“the Ferguson effect”
During this episode of POLICE RADIO THE VOICE OF AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT Host Randy Sutton interviews Award winning author and journalist Heather Mac Donald whose newly released book “THE WAR ON COPS” is tearing the lid off of the myths associated with the race based myths being spewed out by hate groups and pandering politicians.
Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has canvassed a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing and “racial” profiling, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New Criterion. Mac Donald’s newest book, The War on Cops (2016), warns that raced-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk.
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The Book: The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe
Columns of interest from Heather Mac Donald
The Ferguson Effect
Academic Research on Police Shootings and Race
Police Shootings and Race
Also on the show today, Host Lt. Sutton gives his “View From The Blue” about the murders of Law Enforcement Officers and to lighten the mood, an amusing story by a former Federal Agent is read by Randy during the “Police Story” segment.