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The Need to Discuss Black-on-Black Crime

Thomas Abt’s book Bleeding Out (2019) has garnered a fair amount of attention for its proposals to deal with gun violence in mainly black urban neighborhoods. The entire focus of the book is on interventions in high-crime locations to stem the violence, including: hot-spots policing, working with young males at ... Read More

The Need to Discuss Black-on-Black Crime

Thomas Abt’s book Bleeding Out (2019) has garnered a fair amount of attention for its proposals to deal with gun violence in mainly black urban neighborhoods. The entire focus of the book is on interventions in high-crime locations to stem the violence, including: hot-spots policing, working with young males at ... Read More
PC Culture

The Central Park Dog Case Is Covington 2.0

Funny thing about viral videos: They don’t necessarily give the full and complete context for what happened, do they? They might, for instance, begin only after someone does something bizarre and provocative but record solely the reaction. Covington was only 16 months ago. Did we learn anything from it? ... Read More
PC Culture

The Central Park Dog Case Is Covington 2.0

Funny thing about viral videos: They don’t necessarily give the full and complete context for what happened, do they? They might, for instance, begin only after someone does something bizarre and provocative but record solely the reaction. Covington was only 16 months ago. Did we learn anything from it? ... Read More
Film & TV

It’s Wabbit Season Again

I  wish I could be more enthusiastic about the reboot of Looney Tunes, especially since it was my idea, but, thufferin’ thuccotash, it isn’t very good. Years ago, when a diaspora of The Simpsons writers was creating a plethora of smart-aleck prime-time animated series for grownups, such as Mission Hill ... Read More
Film & TV

It’s Wabbit Season Again

I  wish I could be more enthusiastic about the reboot of Looney Tunes, especially since it was my idea, but, thufferin’ thuccotash, it isn’t very good. Years ago, when a diaspora of The Simpsons writers was creating a plethora of smart-aleck prime-time animated series for grownups, such as Mission Hill ... Read More