Magazine August 1, 2016, Issue

The Anti-Police Culture

The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe, by Heather Mac Donald (Encounter, 248 pp., $23.99)

In 1990, 2,245 people were murdered in New York City, the most ever. In Los Angeles, the high-water mark for homicide came in 1992, when 1,092 people were killed. In the years since, those grim numbers fell steadily in both cities, reflecting a national drop in violent crime. In 2014, New York saw 333 murders; in Los Angeles, the number was 260. In those two cities alone, thousands of people are alive today who would not be if not for the advances in policing methods that came into practice in the early 1990s. This is to say nothing of the

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Politics & Policy

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