Policing matters: NYC shootings up 127% in September, murders up 76%

3 Oct , 2020  

Murders this year are 33 percent higher so far than in 2019 — 246 people killed in 2019 to 327 people killed in 2020, according to New York Police Department data released Friday.

Shooting incidents are up 92% so far compared to 2019 — 608 shootings in 2019 versus 1165 so far this year.…



And people wonder why gun sales are skyrocketing: Over 60 Portland 911 calls go unheeded overnight as police respond to riot

16 Aug , 2020   Video

Among the calls that police didn’t respond to included: “Call types ranged from theft, vandalism, suspicious activity, hazards, hit and run, burglary, violation of restraining order, alarms, stolen cars, harassment and many others.”

From Fox News:

More than 60 emergency calls to police went unheeded overnight in Portland as officers were preoccupied with hundreds of demonstrators downtown and were pelted by rocks.


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On the Sean Hannity Radio Show: Talking about the New York Lawsuit against the NRA, Defunding the Police, Who is hurt by gun control

9 Aug , 2020  

Dr. John Lott appeared for a full hour of the Sean Hannity radio show on August 7th, 2020.

John Lott, President, Crime Prevention Research Center and author of a the new book “Gun Control Myths” which was released on 7/4 and Leo Terrell, American civil rights attorney and talk radio host, find him at @TheLeoTerrell on Twitter, and Sgt.

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig Explains how to Stop the Riots

29 Jul , 2020   Video

Detroit Police Chief James Craig talked to Tucker Carlson on Fox News about why Detroit hasn’t had the riots that other cities have seen.

I am just ecstatic over the men and women in the Detroit Police Department. One thing I learned from my time in Los Angeles: We don’t retreat here in Detroit.



Biden Staffer calls Police worse than “Pigs,” follows Biden’s call to replace police with social welfare workers

17 Jul , 2020   Video

Last week in a July 8thinterview with Black Lives Matter advocate Ady Barkan, Joe Biden called for police officers to be replaced with social workers.

After talking about America’s supposed “commitment to white supremacy,” Barkan went on to say: “The leaders of Black Lives Matter believe that we have been trying to reform police departments for many decades and it is not working.…



At Townhall: How the Media Created a Society That Accepts Refusing Service to Police Officers

15 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall on the social and other problems facing police officers.

Two police officers were murdered in Texas over the weekend, bringing this year’s national total to 34. Being a police officer is a dangerous job, but police nowadays face an additional problem: a lot of people hate them.

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Police Refused Service: We have gone from Companies firing employees who did this to accepting their behavior

12 Jul , 2020  

From fast food restaurants to coffee shops to grocery stores, police are finding that they are being refused service. The big change is that in the past the problem involved individual employees and the companies would apologize, but now it is something that the companies have often approved.

The actions by these employees and companies are engaging in discrimination against all police because they are upset by the actions by individual police officers.…



Police Officers facing threats of tampered food

18 Jun , 2020  

Being a police officer has gotten more dangerous. I have heard of stories where police are changing out of their uniforms before picking up their children at school, that they have moved well out of their cities, to avoid people upset with them being police. Reports are occurring across the country of police quitting their jobs (see also here).…



At Townhall.com: Police Review Boards May Create the Problems They Were Designed to Solve

20 Apr , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com on Dallas’ move to institute a stronger police review board. The piece starts this way:

Community trust is crucial to effective policing, so it’s imperative that officers not think that they can get away with misconduct. Without trust, crime victims might not report crimes to police or help solve them.



National Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Surveys on Concealed Handgun Reciprocity and other issues

14 May , 2018  

For 29 years, the National Association of Chiefs of Police has conducted annual surveys of how police chiefs view gun regulations.  (Click on survey results to enlarge.)  The last couple of surveys ask a different question than the earlier ones.  The most recent couple of surveys ask if their department supports national reciprocity, while the earlier surveys ask if they believe that it will help them reduce crime.  …