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Are the police friend or foe? Are they necessary to preserve order, or are they unnecessarily intrusive? Do they have society’s best interest in mind, or are they racist and violent? Heather Mac Donald, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, analyzes the numbers behind these hot-topic questions.
Are the police racist? Do they disproportionately shoot African-Americans? Are incidents in places like Ferguson and Baltimore evidence of systemic discrimination? Heather Mac Donald, a scholar at the Manhattan Institute, explains.
Are cops perfect? Of course not. And no one should expect them to be. But every single day, under the most difficult conditions, the police protect us from the bad guys. In other words, they do their job and they do it well. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke makes it very clear: cops are not the problem.
Wow! You have to wonder how many Americans hold the same (very-incorrect) assumptions. Watch what happened when Will Witt and Brandon Tatum changed minds with some basic facts.
Most people think they know what happened in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2014. Most people are wrong. Radio host and author Larry Elder presents a factual account of what actually took place on that fateful day.
**Correction: 1:06 Michael Brown was 18, not 19.
Are the police racist? Do cops disproportionately arrest and shoot blacks and minorities compared with whites? Will Witt goes on the streets to ask people what they think and to debunk some myths surrounding the issue.
First of all, the data does not support any evidence of systemic racism. Secondly, the racism claim violates common sense.
"If I had to make a list of 100 things that were impacting the Black community, police brutality wouldn't be on the top 100...it's a leftist scam."
Did you know?
A police officer is 18½ times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.
There is an average of 27 deadly-weapons attacks on officers per day in the U.S.
These are good men and women doing a dangerous job that the rest of us can barely fathom.
Dear white leftists: Stop speaking for black people.
Who really wants to abolish the police? Ami Horowitz speaks to New Yorkers to find out.
Diverting funds away from police departments is not the solution you think it is. It will hurt the communities it purports to protect.
Yet many leftists like John Oliver are attempting to justify the idea of "defunding the police." Will Witt isn't having it.
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If you didn't know any better, the media's narrative would have you believe that police are brutalizing unarmed black men by the thousands across the country. But is that really the case?
Will Witt went to Venice Beach to find out what these young men think.
Anderson Cooper was not expecting that response! The truth is 81% of Black Americans want just as much or greater police presence in their neighborhoods. (Gallup)
Police officers can't afford to wait and see what a suspect who is resisting arrest is going to pull out of a car.
Case in point: This is what happens when they do.
You think he's just going for a lollipop?
This is always the risk.
And it's terrifying.
What the media won't acknowledge: Black Lives Matter is a hateful ideology that fuels violent anti-police sentiment.
Sheriff David Clarke with the facts (and Don Lemon with the stammering and cut to commercial).
Did you know: the fraudulent narrative was so pervasive that even Black Lives Matter was founded on this very lie.
"Hands Up. Don't Shoot." NEVER HAPPENED.
Here's the truth behind the Ferguson Lie.
**Correction: 1:33 Michael Brown was 18, not 19.
Do individual cases of horrible police brutality happen? Occasionally, yes. Is there data to support the left's narrative that police brutality is a rampant problem in America that disproportionately victimizes blacks? No. Will Witt sits with Manhattan Institute Fellow and "The War on Cops" author Heather Mac Donald to discuss the facts.