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Is this really a big surprise?: “In Baltimore, Arrests Down and Crime Up”

21 May , 2015  


Police are afraid if they arrest someone or confront a criminal something will go wrong — that the criminal will die or get hurt and the police officer will become the official criminal. From the Wall Street Journal:

The number of arrests has fallen here since Freddie Gray’s death put the police department under intense scrutiny, while violent crime has increased in a neighborhood rocked by riots hours after Mr.

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CPRC on The Blaze TV: Discussing President Obama’s new rules on so-called “militarization” of police

20 May , 2015  

The video here has the first four minutes of the seven minutes that John Lott was on the show.

Fox News has some detailed information here:

the White House said that effective immediately, the federal government will no longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms.

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CPRC at Investors Business Daily: The same people who want to disarm police also want to disarm poor blacks

2 May , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece at Investors Business Daily:

Police aren’t always there to protect people — not in Baltimore, not in Ferguson and not when the average person has to confront a criminal.

This is particularly true in the poorest sections of town. Even police with the best response times seldom arrive until after the crime has been committed and the assailant has run off.

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Data on police officers killed by guns

24 Apr , 2015  

The Washington Post has compiled a list of 511 police officers who have been killed by guns from 2000 to 2010.  Information is available on shooting deaths at traffic stops (91), ambushes (43), arrests (29), domestic disturbances (75), serving papers (40), responding to a call (55), an investigation (44), and off duty (24).  …

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CPRC on the Sean Hannity Radio Show to discuss the Obama administration’s claims about racism in Ferguson Police Department

17 Mar , 2015  

John Lott appeared on the Sean Hannity Radio Show from 5:06 to 5:20 PM on Monday, March 16th, 2015 to discuss the Obama administration’s claims about racism in Ferguson Police Department (audio available here).

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CPRC in the New York Post: “Ferguson fake out: Justice Department’s bogus report”

9 Mar , 2015  

John Lott’s piece in the New York Post starts this way (for those interested in reading the original DOJ report on Ferguson it is available here):

Addressing the nation from Selma, Ala., on Saturday, President Obama said that while racism may be “no longer endemic,” as it was 50 years ago, his Justice Department’s report on Ferguson shows that the “nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us.”

Sorry: The Justice report doesn’t prove disparate treatment, let alone discrimination.

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CPRC in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Comments on FBI Director James Comey’s recent speech on police and race

27 Feb , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece in the starts this way:

FBI Director James Comey’s recent speech on police and race was about as politically incorrect a speech as you will get these days from a high-ranking government official. Comey acknowledges “the existence of unconscious (racial) bias,” but he doesn’t think that racism is responsible for so many blacks being in jail.

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CPRC in Fox News: Police are extremely Law-abiding, but concealed handgun permit holders are even more so

24 Feb , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

. . . Gun control advocates just can’t accept the fact that concealed handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding.  The New York Times’ recent attack on permit holders is typical.  It is filled with triple-counting of legitimate self-defense cases. Murders or suicides by permit holders are blamed on guns, even when no gun was involved. 

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Updated: Comparing conviction rates between police and concealed carry permit holders

19 Feb , 2015  

A recent study provides numbers on police convictions over a three-year period from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2007.  This data was put together by doing news searches on media sources throughout the US.  There are two reasons that their method makes police look relatively more law-abiding than they actually are.

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CPRC on WVON in Chicago for a lively discussion on black’s trust of police officers

10 Jan , 2015  

Maya Akai had John Lott on WVON, the big black talk radio station in Chicago, to discuss his findings that if you look at the rate that blacks report crimes to police it appears that blacks trust police more than most people believe. It was a very lively program, particularly the call-in part of the program.  …

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