Friday, September 11, 2015
Edward Conlon: The Racial Reality Of Policing
Edward Conlon, a former NYPD detective and the author of two outstanding books, Blue Blood Red and Red On Red, offers his interesting and insightful take on race and the police in the Wall Street Journal.
By contrast, in that same year, 6,739 black men were murdered, overwhelmingly by young men like themselves. Since 2001, even as rates of violent crime have dropped dramatically, more than 90,000 black men in the U.S. have been killed by other black men. With fatalities on this scale, the term epidemic is not a metaphor. Every year, the casualty count of black-on-black crime is twice that of the death toll of 9/11.
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