About this episode

December 02, 2016

Heather Mac Donald

After riots erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, followed by several videotaped incidents of police killing African American citizens, the nation has been embroiled in an extended debate over police practices and racism. Our guest in this episode is Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and most recently the author of the book "The War on Cops." She argues that the primary causes of police violence are the high rates of criminal behavior and violence by African Americans.

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