27 Feb , 2015

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

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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24 Feb , 2015

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

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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19 Feb , 2015

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

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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10 Jan , 2015

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

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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6 Jan , 2015

CPRC in Investors’ Business Daily: “Do Blacks Really Feel Especially Distrustful Of Cops?”

CPRC’s piece in Investors’ Business Daily starts this way:

With chants of “NYPD, KKK” and signs saying “Stop Racist Police Terror” up until days before Christmas, protesters in New York made it clear that they don’t trust the police.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s second inaugural address was blunt:

“The truth is the justice system does need review.

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23 Dec , 2014

CPRC discusses the debate over police and race with Steve Malzberg on News Max, Michigan Talk Network, and the Sandy Rios Show

The interview with Steve Malzberg on Monday December 22nd, 2014 is available here.

The interview with the Michigan Talk Network on Monday , December 22nd, 2014 from 7:45 to 7:52 AM is available here.

The interview with the Sandy Rios Show on Monday , December 22nd, 2014 from 8:20 to 8:36 AM is available here.…

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21 Dec , 2014

CPRC on the Sean Hannity Radio Show: Talking about race and police

On Friday, CPRC’s John Lott talked to Buck Sexton, who was substituting for Sean Hannity, about whether the polling of blacks about police really reflects what they really believe.  The interview on Friday, December 19th went from 5:09 to 5:16 PM EDT.

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19 Dec , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Expert: Blacks trust police more than whites do”

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

Do blacks trust police more than whites do? Given the anger over events in Ferguson and New York City, the very question seems absurd. But it is not. Behind the polls and demonstrations, there is evidence that blacks trust police at least as much as whites do.

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19 Dec , 2014

CPRC discussing whether blacks really trust the police with Lars Larson and Larry Elder

Here is the audio of John Lott on the Lars Larson Show on Thursday, December 12th, 2014 from 7:35 to 7:40 PM EST.

Here is the audio of John Lott on the Larry Elder Show on Tuesday, December 10th, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:00 PM EST (part 1 and part 2).…

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8 Dec , 2014

Violent victimization reported to police by income and race

Do Blacks trust the police more than whites or Hispanics do?

A recent Gallup survey shows 50% of blacks believe that black males are more likely to go to prison than white males primarily because of discrimination. By contrast, only 19% of whites agreed.  Blacks also indicate that they have less confidence in police and the criminal justice system than whites in other ways, though those differences are significantly smaller.…

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