The War on Cops by Heather Mac Donald

Embed from Getty Images I’ve spoken with Heather Mac Donald, which you can hear here.  What follows is a review of her latest book: By the standards of the modern left, Heather Mac Donald’s The War on Cops is racist.  Which is to say:  It speaks bluntly and truthfully about the black underclass (which is responsible for roughly half of the homicides in the United States) and why, therefore, poor black neighborhoods desperately need police in a way that affluent white neighborhoods do not. This is complicated by the anti-law enforcement animus which pervades these neighborhoods.  Take, for example, the story of one of several lying witnesses to the Ferguson, MO shooting of Michael Brown: A 31-year-old black female initially told […]

Correcting Wording Matters

I went to a wedding reception a few weeks ago and was sat next to a leftist with whom I went to high school.  As one does on a dear friend’s special day (and every minute of every other day, lately), this guest and I began discussing Black Lives Matter.  During our exchange, he helpfully stopped the discourse to correct me on the correct way to refer to People Of Color™ this month, correctly. “Don’t say blacks.  It’s…” “Problematic?” “Yeah.” I was tickled that I was able to finish his sentence in the same way it makes the new learner of a language pleased the first time he asks for a menu in a foreign country and the waiter understands.  […]