For someone so sure she’s on the verge of being murdered by this officer, she’s being awfully aggressive. I mean, if *I* was dealing with someone I thought was liable to kill me, I probably wouldn’t call him names and taunt him about how nice my Mercedes-Benz is.
This is yet another example of the glaring incongruity I highlighted in @CityJournal—between anti-police rhetoric (which insists that minority communities are terrified of cops) and the reality of what goes on...”…
It’s also another shining example of the sort of professionalism and restraint characteristic of the VAST MAJORITY of police-citizen interactions—even those involving belligerent twits (which seems to be happening more and more these days).

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2 May
In last winter’s issue of @CityJournal, I questioned the contention that incarceration is, in most cases, harmful to families—a claim that assumes prisoners are capable of being emotionally supportive guardians and reliable sources of economic stability.…
In addition to other suggestive evidence (e.g., prevalence of antisocial personality disorder in prisons), I pointed to a paper (which at the time was still a working paper) whose recent publication by the American Economic Review has caused quite a stir:…
As I concluded in that essay: “While not definitive, the evidence on whether and to what extent incarceration harms children and families runs counter to the arguments of decarceration advocates... What to do about kids facing these situations is a debate very much worth having.”
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This statement is completely at odds with the available evidence, which clearly establishes a strong causal connection between police & public safety. Where are the fact-checkers? Where is the little disclaimer from Twitter letting people know this claim is disputed?
Here’s a paper showing significant crime declines in Washington, D.C., caused by boosts in police presence:…

Here’s one showing that boosting patrols in Philadelphia led to an estimated crime drop of 43%—73%:…
This paper documents a return of $1.63 on every additional dollar spent on policing in 2010:…

This one documents significant crime declines resulting from boosting discretionary stops in crime hotspots in New York:…
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