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

19 Dec , 2014  

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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UPDATED: New Pew Survey shows that support for gun ownership increasing, mirrors other surveys showing that people believe guns make them safer

11 Dec , 2014  


The newly released Pew Research Center survey shows that 47 percent of Americans want to “protect the right of Americans to own guns” versus 50 percent who support “control of gun ownership.”  It also supports other polls by Gallup and CNN that show that opposition to more gun control has been increasing over time.…

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

8 Dec , 2014  

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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CPRC on KTSA on the Eric Garner case in New York City

4 Dec , 2014  

John Lott was on the Trey Ware Morning Show at 8:45 AM on Thursday, December 4th to talk about the Eric Garner case and the general behavior of the police.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Ferguson: Obama contines to undermine police departments around the country”

3 Dec , 2014  

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News explains the dangers that police face and starts this way:

As a response to the police shooting of Michael Brown, President Obama proposes $263 million for police training and body cameras.  But more police training wouldn’t have prevented the Brown shooting and the president’s proposal plays into the hands of those who blame the police.

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CPRC in the New York Daily News: “Dangerous distortions about cops shooting black men: An oft-cited figure is based on incomplete data and questionable math”

2 Dec , 2014  

John Lott’s newest piece at the New York Daily News starts this way:

Exaggerations have poisoned discussions about relations between blacks and the police.

“Black men between the ages of 15 and 19 are 21 times as likely as whites to be killed by a police officer,” said Chuck Todd on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”

Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree echoed Todd.

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CPRC on Bill Martinez Live: Discussing Ferguson fall out

2 Dec , 2014  

John Lott was on the Bill Martinez Live to discuss the fall out after the Ferguson verdict was released (show went from 9:20 to 9:45 AM, Tuesday, December 2, 2014).  Martinez’s show airs in over 250 markets.
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CPRC at Fox News: “The truth about young black men and police shootings”

22 Oct , 2014  

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

Tensions are still high in Ferguson, Mo., after the Aug. 8 police shooting of Michael Brown. On Friday, it was reported forensics showed Brown’s blood was on both the inside of police officer Darren Wilson’s car as well as Wilson’s gun.

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Grossly misleading claims about black teens being “vastly more likely to be killed by police than whites even after adjusting for crime rates”

12 Oct , 2014  

Sometimes racial discrimination is occurring and should be pointed out, but sometimes false information is being used to unjustifiably inflame concerns. The claims being put forward by Slate and Pro Publica are simply very misleading. From Slate:

“The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police.” .

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CPRC on WVON in Chicago for a lively discussion on racial issues and crime

15 Sep , 2014  

Maya Akai had John Lott on WVON, the big black talk radio station in Chicago, to discuss racial profiling in law enforcement, Ferguson, and affirmative action in police departments. It was a very lively program.  What was particularly striking was the number of callers who claimed that more police are put in high crime black areas so that they can kill more blacks.  …

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