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  • All that kneeling ignores the real cause of soaring black homicides (Heather Mac Donald)

    09/30/2017 4:56:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 on Monday, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend. Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicides last year...
  • Hard Data, Hollow Protests (Heather Mac Donald)

    09/28/2017 5:10:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 today, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend. Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide-victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicide deaths last year comes...
  • The Left’s Unilateral Suicide Pact (Heather Mac Donald)

    05/31/2017 7:52:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    Liberal ideology conceives of “safe spaces” in the context of alleged white patriarchy, but there was a real need for a “safe space” in Britain’s Manchester Arena on May 22, when 22-year-old terrorist Salman Abedi detonated his nail- and screw-filled suicide bomb after a concert by teen idol Ariana Grande. What was the “progressive” answer to yet another instance of Islamic terrorism in the West? Feckless calls for resisting hate, pledges of renewed diversity, and little else. A rethinking of immigration policies is off the table. Nothing that an Islamic terrorist can do will ever shake the left-wing commitment to...
  • How Trump Can Help the Cops (Heather Mac Donald)

    04/24/2017 4:55:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    The most immediate goal of the Trump administration should be to change the elite-driven narrative about the criminal-justice system. That narrative, which holds that policing is lethally racist, has dominated public discourse since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. In response, officers are backing off of proactive policing, and violent crime is rising fast: 2015 saw the largest one-year spike in homicides nationwide in nearly 50 years. That violent-crime increase has continued unabated through 2016 and into the early months of 2017. A Trump administration official—perhaps Attorney General Sessions, or the president himself—should publicly...
  • Student activists demand college 'take action' against conservative journalists

    04/18/2017 3:47:57 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Several black activists at Pomona College, associated with the Claremont Colleges, have sent a letter to the college president asking administrators to "take action" against conservative journalists from the student publication The Claremont Independent. The president, David Oxtoby, posted an email defending the right of Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald to speak.  Mac Donald was physically threatened and forced to cancel a lecture at Claremont following protests against her appearance. The activists claim that "free speech" is incompatible with "truth" and therefore should not be protected.
  • Get Up Stand Up: Stand Up For Your Rights

    04/10/2017 7:34:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-10-17 | MOTUS
    Campus protest in the 60’s has somehow morphed into “Shut It Down!” chantsThis is deeply disturbing: yet another campus incident of censorship, A throng of angry protesters converged at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and effectively shut down a pro-police speech as they surrounded the building, forcing the speaker to give the talk via livestream to a near-empty room as they yelled “F*ck the police” and “Black Lives Matter” and banged on windows. – The College Fix This time the target was Heather MacDonald a Manhattan Institute scholar and author of the 2016 book The War on Cops. Some of...
  • The War On Cops (Stringham and Mac Donald Debate)

    02/27/2017 2:40:24 PM PST · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 27, 2017 | Gerard Perry s
    Watching the debate between Heather Mac Donald and Edward Stringham was a fascinating experience for a number of reasons, foremost among them being that it presented two deeply contrasting visions of right wing thought. The former shaped by a deep reverence for social cohesion and ordered liberty, while the latter is influenced by a deeply-held anti-authoritarianism and faith in an unencumbered free market. The point of dispute was criminal justice reform, which was framed by the debate resolution, “There’s a war on cops, and it’s making us less safe.” Mac Donald, naturally, responded in the affirmative, asserting that the most...
  • Trumped-Up Outrage

    10/10/2016 8:38:54 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 9, 2016 | Heather MacDonald
    Democrats and their media allies, joined by many Republicans, are calling on Donald Trump to withdraw from the presidential race after a newly released, decade-old tape of a frat-house-level conversation between Trump and television host Billy Bush in 2005, in which Trump boasted of his heavy-handed pursuit of females. Trump describes trying unsuccessfully to seduce a married woman by taking her furniture shopping, speaking in the crudest terms. He brags that because he was a star he could “grab [females] by the pussy” and claims to Bush that he starts kissing beautiful women “like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t...
  • The Danger of the Black Lives Matter Movement [Heather MacDonald facts]

    07/19/2016 6:53:26 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 7 replies
    Imprimis Journal from Hillsdale College ^ | April 2016 | Imprimis Hillsdale College Heather MacDonald
    See the article on the web. Excellent data. An excerpt doesn't begin to capture Heather MacDonald's excellent data.
  • The Fire Spreads

    07/18/2016 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    City Journal ^ | JULY 17, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    Perhaps it will turn out that the latest assassination of police officers, this time in Baton Rouge, is unrelated to the hatred fomented by the Black Lives Matter movement. Perhaps the gunmen were members of militia groups aggrieved by federal overreach, say. But the overwhelming odds are that this most recent assault on law and order, taking the lives of three officers and wounding at least three more, is the direct outcome of the political and media frenzy that followed the police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, less than two weeks...
  • Sowell:The War on Cops: Part II

    07/12/2016 9:10:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 12, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Even in this age of runaway emotions, there are still some people who want to know the facts. Nowhere are facts more important, or more lacking, than in what has been aptly called "The War on Cops," the title of a devastating new book by Heather Mac Donald. Few, if any, of the most fashionable notions about the police, minorities and the criminal justice system can withstand an examination of hard facts. Yet those fashionable notions continue to dominate discussions in the media, in politics and in academia. But Ms. Mac Donald's book of documented facts demolishes many fashionable notions....
  • Sowell: The War on Cops

    07/11/2016 1:34:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 12, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    There was never a more appropriately named book than "The War on Cops" by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of five policemen in Dallas. Nor is this war against the police confined to Dallas. It is occurring across the country. Who is to blame? There is a ton of blame, more than enough to go around to the wide range of people and institutions that have contributed to these disasters. In addition to the murderers who have killed people they don't even know,...
  • Obama’s Criminal Silence

    07/31/2009 8:09:25 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 10 replies · 1,311+ views
    NRO ^ | July 31, 2009 | Heather Mac Donald
    Today, I spoke briefly with a liberal member of California’s education establishment (forgive the obvious tautology), who told me that his Berkeley home had recently been broken into while he was in Washington, D.C. It’s been a wake-up call, he said. We were too lax. We’ll be putting in a security-alarm system. And then came the clincher: “This is a very diverse neighborhood.” Now what would possibly be the relevance of that euphemism to the likelihood of getting burgled, I wonder? Unlike Berkeley intelligentsia, the police actually don’t practice such blatant racial profiling — overwhelmingly, they use observed behavioral and...
  • Heather Mac Donald Talks About Her Essential Book: The War on Cops

    07/08/2016 12:28:32 PM PDT · by thouworm · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 07-08-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Heather Mac Donald Talks About Her Essential Book: The War on Cops July 08, 2016 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And greetings to you. Happy to have you with us, ladies and gentlemen, the Rush Limbaugh program, it is Friday. Let's commence. And I know that many of you want to weigh in on what's going on all over the place. And you shall. Whatever you want to talk about when we get to the phones, telephone number is 800‑282‑2882. And the e‑mail address is Okay. The war on cops has now come to Dallas, Texas. The war on police has...
  • Heather McDonald "War on Cops" on C-Span2 Right Now

    07/09/2016 7:04:48 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 18 replies
    C-SPAN2 | 9 July, 2016 | Intolerant in NJ
    McDonald's book was highlighted on the Limbaugh show yesterday as containing up to the minute stats and analysis on what has become the war on police in the US, confirmed by the Dallas attack on Thursday - the interview with McDonald started at 10:00 PM EDT and continues for an hour....
  • The War on Cops

    07/08/2016 12:44:37 PM PDT · by Tudorfly · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 07-08-2016 | Heather MacDonald
    Rush interviewed Heather MacDonald, author of the book The War on Cops, on his radio show today. Here is a transcript excerpt: MAC DONALD: Well, let's look at some of the numbers. I know numbers are sometimes tough over the radio, but a larger proportion of white and Hispanic homicide deaths are the results of police killings than black homicide deaths. That is, 12 percent of all whites and Hispanics who die of homicide are killed by police officers. Four percent of all blacks, homicide victims, are killed by police officers. So if we're going to have an Anti‑Cop Lives...
  • Rush Guest - Heather Mac Donald - and her book "The War on Cops" - Incredible statistics!

    07/08/2016 9:46:07 AM PDT · by Arcy · 16 replies
    Amazon ^ | June 21, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    This book deconstructs the central narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement: that racist cops are the greatest threat to young black males. On the contrary, it is criminals and gangbangers who are responsible for the high black homicide death rate. This book gives you the actual statistics to share with your liberal friends about the realities of black-on-black crimes. When your liberal friend starts to lie, show them the numbers that don't! This is not a politically correct book - it's a book of facts.
  • Radical Feminism and Gays - Do Some Male Same Sex Marriages Ever Involve Virgins?

    05/21/2016 11:16:13 AM PDT · by pinochet · 8 replies
    Before I address the gay issue, I will first begin by talking about feminism. I am about to discuss a very delicate and sensitive issue. It is about the role that extreme radical feminists have played, in building a culture that promotes gay marriages and transgender male behavior. When I talk about extreme radical feminists, I am not talking about your regular radical feminist. I am talking about feminists who hate men more than they love women. These fanatical women would be willing to inflict great suffering on women, so long as men suffer a great deal more than men....
  • Divisive Rhetoric? Trump Didn’t Start This Fire (this from National Review? WTH!)

    03/15/2016 5:02:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies ^ | Heather MacDonald
    Commentators on MSNBC and CNN have been shedding crocodile tears over Donald Trump’s “divisive rhetoric” and lamenting his failure to unify the country. This sudden concern for national unity is rather hard to take from the same worthies who have incessantly glorified the Black Lives Matter movement over the last year and a half. Let’s dip into the rhetoric of a garden-variety Black Lives Matter march that I observed last November on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It featured “F**k the Police,” “Murderer Cops,” and “Racism Is the Disease, Revolution Is the Cure” T-shirts, “Stop Police Terror” signs, and...
  • There is no nationwide crime wave (and police killings are not up)

    06/09/2015 8:40:15 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 9, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Since 1991, murder and violent crime have plummeted in the U. S. But in a widely discussed op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled "The New Nationwide Crime Wave,” Heather Mac Donald recently made a startling claim: “Gun violence in particular is spiraling upward in cities across America.” She demonstrated this by citing murder rate increases in six cities. Murders of police were also surging out of control, she said; they had “jumped 89% in 2014." Last week, Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at New York’s Manhattan Institute appeared on numerous TV channels, including Fox News and CNN....