Grasping for the Ferguson Effect
Mike Pesca debates guest Heather Mac Donald about drawing a link between a spike in inner-city crime to civil unrest in Missouri.
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In the Wall Street Journal editorial “The New Nationwide Crime Wave,” Heather Mac Donald argues that spikes in inner city crime are the consequence of “The Ferguson Effect” on police. Today on The Gist, Mike Pesca disagrees. Mac Donald is the author of Are Cops Racist, and at the Manhattan Institute scholar. For the Spiel, is edible normcore taking it on the chin?
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