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Heather Mac Donald

Heather Mac Donald

  • Demanding Justice is Not a 'War on Cops'

    NYPD sidewalk park cars

    photo: Sofie Hecht, Gotham Gazette

    The Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald has a new book out Tuesday that claims that there is a “War on Cops,” led by the Black Lives Matter movement and anyone else who ever called for reductions in excessive, heavy-handed, or brutal policing.

    Mac Donald’s basic point is that the police merely take action in response to actual levels of crime and disorder and that by doing so they save lives. Anyone who accuses them of racist motivations or outcomes misses the fact that