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The war on cops : how the new attack on law and order makes everyone less safe / Heather Mac Donald.

Author:
Mac Donald, Heather [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Encounter Books, 2016.
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First American Edition.
Description:
iv, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
It has been call the "Ferguson effect": 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. Mac Donald deconstructs the central narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement: that racist cops are the greatest threat to young black males. She argues that it is criminals and gangbangers who are responsible for the high black homicide death rate and that no government agency is more dedicated to the proposition that "black lives matter" than today's data-driven, accountable police department.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
The policing revolution, crime, and the anti-law-enforcement movement -- Obama's Ferguson sellout -- Ferguson's unasked questions -- Finding meaning in Ferguson -- Justice is blind -- De-policing New York -- The big lie of the anti-cop left turns lethal -- Baltimore in flames -- The riot show! -- The new nationwide crime wave -- Explaining away the new crime wave -- America's legal order begins to fray -- The Ferguson effect is real -- Black and unarmed behind the numbers -- Targeting the police -- Courts v. cops -- The great stop-and-frisk fraud -- Chicago's real crime story -- Running with the predators -- Is the criminal-justice system racist? -- The jail inferno -- California's prison-litigation nightmare -- The decriminalization delusion.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781594038754 ((hardcover : alk. paper))
  • 1594038759 ((hardcover : alk. paper))
  • 9781594038754 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 1594038759 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2016002500
Other standard number:
  • 99968088379
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