Fact Check

Was Trump correct that the Democrats controlled the most Dangerous Cities?

30 Jun , 2020  

“You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run. Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of twenty. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run.”

Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump and President Duda of the Republic of Poland in Joint Press Conference,” The White House, June 24, 2020.

Radio

On Blunt Force Truth: On the violence happening across the country and the true facts about law enforcement.

29 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Chuck Woolery and Mark Young about some of the events that are happening around the country.

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by John Lott, Jr. They focus on the violence happening across the country and the true facts about law enforcement. 

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Radio

On the Disruption Zone: Nikki Goeser: The Justice System Has Failed Us All

28 Jun , 2020  

Nikki Goeser talks to Leland Conway and Cameron Mills on their new show “The Disruption Zone.” She covers her personal experience with the danger of gun-free zones.

Nikki Goeser is the  Executive Director of the Crime Prevention Research Center and the author of “Stalked And Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me.” 

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op-ed

At Townhall: Democrats Can’t Condemn Violence, Including Violence Against Police

27 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at Townhall on the current debate about defunding the police.

What does defunding the police really mean? Well, just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots.

Everyone agrees – police and civilians alike — that Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin behaved very wrongly in killing George Floyd.

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On One America News: Discussing the Rayshard Brooks shooting and the reaction to it

26 Jun , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talks to One America News’ Graham Ledger on the Day Ledger about the Atlanta police officer, Garrett Rolfe, who shot Rayshard Brooks. This is just half of the 10 minute and 30 second interview that Lott engaged in.

(Wednesday, June 17, 2020)

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Defensive Gun Use

Mother with concealed handgun permit protects teenage son from being robbed in Kroger parking lot in Dallas, Georgia

25 Jun , 2020  

Fortunately, the mother was there to protect her son.

The 16-year-old had arranged to meet with three men outside the grocery store on Ga. 278 to buy a cellphone he saw advertised on Snapchat, according to Dallas police. He brought his mother along, and she brought her firearm.

The mother fired a single shot when the men attempted to rob the boy, Assistant Chief Bill Gorman said.

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On the Michigan Talk Network: Toppling of Statues Triggers Reckoning Over Nation’s History

25 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the push to erase US history and the federal law that can be used to protect some of the statues.

(Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 8:35 to 8:44 AM)

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technology and crime

Technology used to stop crime: Don’t buy a looted iPhone, it will never work; and other cases

24 Jun , 2020  

Unlike Android, Apple has figured out a way to discourage people from stealing iPhones.

As the number of iPhones stolen in looting increases, thieves are going to try selling them — but Apple has disabled all of them.

There is a reason professional thieves steal iPhones from people far less than before, and even more reason why they rarely take demo units from Apple Stores.

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publishes Bogus Science from RAND on gun control

23 Jun , 2020  

In a paper titled, “Changes in firearm mortality following the implementation of state laws regulating firearm access and use,” RAND Corporation staffers have published a paper examining child access prevention (CAP), right-to-carry (RTC), and stand your ground (SYG) laws. The paper shows that the people at RAND are continuing doing very biased and poorly done research on gun control.…

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technology and crime

How Technology helped solve crime: IRS using Google Maps to spy on taxpayers

22 Jun , 2020  

One more thing for taxpayers to worry about. From the Daily Caller:

. . . A redacted IRS letter dated Sept. 8, 2011 reveals that at least in one case the IRS’s examiners used photos of a property, obtained through Google Maps, as evidence to revoke the 501(c)(4) status of a homeowner’s association.