Today’s read is from a great columnist I’ve featured many times in the past. Heather Mac Donald is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of “The War on Cops.” Here’s an excerpt followed by the entire column:
Virtually the entirety of the Democratic political class stayed silent this summer as cops became punching bags for criminals and anarchists. Instead, Democratic officials and their media mouthpieces droned on about the lethal threat to blacks allegedly posed by police officers — a narrative utterly belied by the facts about police shootings and black crime. Mayors and district attorneys vowed to ignore misdemeanor arrests so as to avoid prosecuting black criminals.