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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.

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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.…

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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.…

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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).…

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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.

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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.  …

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Spike in premeditated killing of police officers, changes in who is killing police

8 Mar , 2018  

Over the last couple of decades, it is hard to see any particular pattern in the number of police officers who have been murdered in the line of duty, but the pattern for ambush killings, attacks that involved premeditation is a different story.  During the years from 20 years from 1996 to 2015, on average 8 percent of police officers who were murdered died in premeditated attacks.  …

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CPRC at the Wall Street Journal: Brussels Is Wrong on Guns: Instead of passing bans terrorists will ignore, arm off-duty police; In what European countries can’t police carry off-duty?

27 Jan , 2017  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at the Wall Street Journal.  These are just a few of the nutty things in the new EU rules on gun ownership that were approved Wednesday by a Parliamentary committee.  The full Parliament still has to vote on the bill.  Below are the rules for nine European countries on whether they will allow police to carry off-duty.  …

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