Radio

On the Michigan Talk Network: Discussing the actual facts about the alleged racism of police and the bias in the media

15 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about our research testing whether there is racism by police. They also discussed Lott’s piece at Real Clear Politics on how what happened to Senator Tom Cotton at the New York Times is actually an all too common story.…

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At Townhall: Academia’s Push to Fire Even the Few Academics Who Don’t Tow the Leftist Line

13 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at Townhall that involves both academic freedom and our research on crime. University of Chicago Professor Harald Uhlig’s comments are viewed as unacceptable by many academics, but they make perfect sense to us at the Crime Prevention Research Center.

Since Lott wrote his piece, Uhlig has been suspended as editor of the Journal of Political Economy and the Chicago Federal Reserve has severed their relationship with him.…

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On the Bill Martinez Show: On the aftermath of the George Floyd death in Minneapolis

12 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Bill Martinez on his national radio show about the aftermath of the George Floyd killing in Minneapolis. Some related information is available here:

“Liberal politicians who order police to stand down are the same people who want to ban guns,” Washington Times, June 3, 2020.

(Thursday, June 4, 2020, from 9:05 to 9:30 AM)

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On the Michigan Talk Network: Police, Racism, and the death of black suspects in the hands of police officers

11 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the fact that a bad police officer is not necessarily a racist police officer. They discussed the research of the CRPC on police shootings.

(Friday, June 5th, 2020, 8:35 to 8:46 AM)

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On the giant KMOX-AM in St. Louis to discuss bias in the media

10 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mark Reardon on the giant 50,000 Watt KMOX-AM about the piece that he had on media bias at Real Clear Politics.

(Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 3:20 to 3:30 PM)

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At Real Clear Politics: Why the New York Times Capitulated

9 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Real Clear Politics on how what happened to Senator Tom Cotton at the New York Times is actually an all too common story.

On Sunday, New York Times opinion editor James Bennet resigned after daring to publish an opinion column by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), who argued for using the military to help quell the riots that arose from George Floyd’s murder.

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At The Federalist: Let’s Look at the Actual Facts About Alleged Racism of Police

8 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a piece on the claims about systematic racism by police at the Federalist.

Police officer Derek Chauvin’s killing of a black man, George Floyd, this past week launched protests and riots across the country. Despite there being no evidence yet that the officer was racist, it is simply assumed that racism motivated the white cop’s abusive actions.

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On Armed American Radio: About what are people supposed to do when the police are told that they have to stand down and violence erupts

7 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mark Walters on Armed American Radio about what are people supposed to do when the police are told that they have to stand down and violence erupts.

At The Washington Times: Liberal Politicians Who Order Police To Stand Down Are The Same People Who Want To Ban Guns

(Sunday, May 31, 2020, from 9:06 to 9:30 PM)

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Riots

At least 50 Secret Service agents injured by rioters outside of White House

6 Jun , 2020  

Apparently, the peaceful protestors outside the White House apparently weren’t so peaceful.

More than 50 Secret Service agents were injured, fires set by rioters blazed near the White House and authorities were searching for car bombs late Sunday as protests over the death of George Floyd continued to roil the capital just two days after President Trump had to be taken to a bunker for his safety.

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Monmouth University Poll shows Blacks and Whites equally satisfied with their local police departments, black satisfaction up dramatically among blacks

6 Jun , 2020  

You would never know if from the media, but over the last five years black satisfaction with their local police departments has soared from 50% being at least somewhat satisfied in 2015 to 72% now. The rate for other minorities has also gone up slightly from 65% to 68%. While the rate for whites has fallen a little so that it is now identical to the rate for blacks (falling from 78% to 72%).…

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