• The War on Cops

  • How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe
  • By: Heather Mac Donald
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-27-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.7 (123 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the "Ferguson effect": Since the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officers have been backing off of proactive policing, and criminals are becoming emboldened. This book expands on Mac Donald's groundbreaking reporting on the Ferguson effect. It deconstructs the central narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement: that racist cops are the greatest threat to young black males.
The War on Cops exposes the truth about officer use of force and explodes the conceit of "mass incarceration". A rigorous analysis of data shows that crime, not race, drives police actions and prison rates. The growth of proactive policing in the 1990s, along with lengthened sentences for violent crime, saved thousands of minority lives. In fact, Mac Donald argues, no government agency is more dedicated to the proposition that "black lives matter" than today's data-driven, accountable police department.
©2016 Heather Mac Donald (P)2016 Tantor
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By Paul on 01-31-17

Great book if you want the truth!

All the facts you need to understand the problems we face and all the lies the main stream news continue to spew. I highly recommend this book!

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By Jared Hageman on 02-06-18

Eye Opening!

Great book! A lot of very well researched facts give the reader a better understanding of the criminal justice system.

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