7 Dec , 2016

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Math errors in the Washington Post Evaluation of Trump’s claim: “murder rate has experienced its largest increase in 45 years”

“On crime, the murder rate has experienced its largest increase in 45 years,” Trump told the crowd. “We are going to support the incredible men and women of law enforcement, and we are going to bring this terrible crime wave to an end. Highest in 45 years, the murder rate.” .

6 Dec , 2016

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CPRC in the Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) debating Campus Carry

Dr. John Lott debated Ohio State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D) about whether college campuses should be gun-free zones in the pages of the Columbus Dispatch.  Rep. Boggs’ piece is available here.  Dr. Lott’s is here:

Ohio State University is still reeling from the attack last week. A terrorist followed the Islamic State playbook as he drove his car into a crowd of students and slashed others with a knife — 12 people were injured.

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5 Dec , 2016

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CPRC on the Vicki McKenna Show about the ability to hack voting machines

Dr. John Lott talked to Vicki McKenna about his article on the vote recount in Wisconsin.

(Monday, December 5, 2016 from 5:35 to 5:47 PM)

2 Dec , 2016

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Gun Sales Still Up despite Election Results

Despite the election on November 8th, NICS checks in November 2016 where up 14.2% over the checks conducted during November last year.  That is a bigger increase (both in absolute sales and percentage increase) than three of the last four months, though the increases are down from what they were during the first seven months of the year.  …

2 Dec , 2016

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CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control”

Dr. John Lott had a new op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the truly massive amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is spending pushing gun control.

If it wasn’t for Michael Bloomberg’s billions, there wouldn’t be much of a gun-control movement.

This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada.

2 Dec , 2016

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CPRC at National Review: “Hack Journalism about an Unhacked Election”

Dr. John Lott has this new piece at National Review:

With the presidential-vote recount under way in Wisconsin, hopeful leftists would have us believe that the Russians, or some other unknown entity, hacked electronic voting machines in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. (Michigan doesn’t use electronic voting; it is being included in the recount efforts because Wisconsin and Pennsylvania alone wouldn’t take enough electoral votes from Trump to swing the election.

1 Dec , 2016

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Once Again, Gun Control advocates push for gun control after Ohio State University Terrorist Attack before they know the facts

Does it matter that gun control advocates keep pushing for regulations before they know any facts?  In this case, everyone from the Democrats vice presidential candidate, Senator Tim Kaine, to Shannon Watts with Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety went so far as to claim an attack had occurred with guns when it was done with a car and a knife.  …

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1 Dec , 2016

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CPRC on the Greg Garrison Show on WIBC FM to discuss our new research on police shootings

Dr. John Lott talked to Greg Garrison about the CPRC’s new work on police shootings.

(Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 12:35 to 1:00 PM)

30 Nov , 2016

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Much more Coverage of CPRC Research: “Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects?”

A copy of our new study is available here.  The previous coverage that we got at Fox News is available here.

PoliceOne.com, Friday, November 18, 2016

A new study authored by the Crime Prevention Research Center digs deep into the data during a period that ‘bookends’ the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson

The death of Michael Brown in August 2014 caused millions of dollars in property damage locally, and precipitated the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement nationally.

29 Nov , 2016

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CPRC in the Daily Caller: “It’s Delusional To Think That Voter Fraud Doesn’t Exist”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at the Daily Caller on the attacks that

The media is incredulous that Donald Trump claims that there was significant voter fraud in the election.  Politico calls his claim “baseless” and “stunning.”  The Los Angeles Times headline says: “There no evidence to back it up.”  A CNN headline asserts Trump’s claim is “false.”  Democrats keep saying that vote fraud is a myth.