Video: The War on Cops by Heather Mac Donald

by | Mar 1, 2019 | Crime, Racism

Since summer 2014, America has been convulsed with a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter, which claims that police officers are among the greatest threats—if not the greatest threat—to young black males. Heather Mac Donald challenges that narrative, explaining why proactive policing tactics, from stop-and-frisk to “broken windows,” constitute the greatest public policy success […]

Since summer 2014, America has been convulsed with a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter, which claims that police officers are among the greatest threats—if not the greatest threat—to young black males. Heather Mac Donald challenges that narrative, explaining why proactive policing tactics, from stop-and-frisk to “broken windows,” constitute the greatest public policy success story of the last quarter century and have resulted in a record-breaking decline in crime that no criminologist or police chief foresaw.

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  1. Cops ARE the greatest threat to individual negative liberty. They enforce immoral laws and violate people’s rights all the time. The solution to the violence problem is simple, end the War on Drugs. By enforcing the WoD the cops CAUSE all the chaos then they cry for more resources to combat it. It’s a complete scam.

  2. You know who else had “proactive policing policies,” aka “Papers, citizen”? The Nazis. “Stop-and-frisk” is code for “submit and obey” and is in obvious violation of the Constitution’s fourth amendment. The fact that US courts are as out of control as the police and uphold unconstitutional laws proves only that innocence is no longer a defense for free citizens, who can now be accosted by government functionaries, submitted to intrusive questioning, and effectively held against their will until the power-lusting functionary has satisfied his need to dominate someone. There’s no war on cops in this country, but there is a very aggressive war against freedom being waged by law enforcement, from the street cop to the courts to politicians at every level–all the way through the presidency.

  3. Nope. The US government is. The cops are “just doing their jobs”

  4. So long as people continue to ask for Capitalism they will get Fascism for their money.

  5. So were the guards at Auschwitz.

  6. Define ‘liberty.’

  7. Negative liberty is freedom from interference by other people or external restraint.

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