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Author Mac Donald: NYC Took Action on Crime, Backed Off

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By    |   Sunday, 31 Jul 2016 07:57 PM

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took action amid a rising crime rate in early 2015, but now police are backing off for fear of being labeled racist, author Heather Mac Donald said Sunday.

Appearing on "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York, Mac Donald told host John Catsimatidis, "we had a large and very worrisome crime increase in the first half of 2015. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner William Bratton were clearly freaking out … Commissioner Bratton … summoned the resources at his disposal and started putting even more cops on the dots."

That, she said, quelled what was a 25 percent increase in shootings and homicides.

Mac Donald said the "high rate of gentrification in inner-city communities" was another reason for New York’s improved crime rate.

On pro-active policing, she said, "What I’ve heard in New York City [is] 'Don't bother getting out of your car.' … Pro-active policing is precisely what has been labeled as racist … So we shouldn’t be surprised that cops back off."

Mac Donald said that officers are afraid of utilizing pro-active policing, because those are the activities falsely labelled as racist by Black Lives Matter and whose narrative is disastrously supported by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the media.

Mac Donald, author of "The War on Cops" and a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said due to this attitude, “officers are worried that if an arrest goes awry with a black suspect, their career could be over,” and thus they think twice before even taking the initiative.

She stressed that “when officers stop making pedestrian stops [one prime example of pro-active policing], people start carrying guns again, because they know their risk of getting stopped is so much lower,” which increases the amount of violent crime.

Mac Donald said that what makes this false narrative – that the most dangerous threat to young black lives is a policeman – so dangerous is that it completely distorts the truth.

She cites, for example, the upsurge in homicides in Chicago, where almost all the black males killed are by other black males and those killed by a policeman make up only one half of one percent of the total.

MacDonald said the solution to this problem is for the Obama administration and media to stop this narrative that labels pro-active policing as inherently racist and to concentrate on the fact that black lives are most threatened by violent criminals who are mostly black males and not by the police force trying to protect the community.

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