Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Writing for the New York Post, Heather MacDonald notes
a "push to excuse lawlessness" on the part of poor minorities, for
which the pretext has been a number of highly publicized deaths of
black men at the hands of police officers over the past nine
MacDonald notes a number of specific types of crime (e.g., public order offenses and failure to pay child support) that are being included in this push, and makes the following interesting closing remark:
[I]n the long run, a two-tiered system of justice that winks at lawlessness when it is committed by officially favored victim groups will make life miserable for the millions of law-abiding residents of poor communities and erode the public-safety gains from proactive policing.This is cruelly ironic, to say the very least, coming as it does from a political faction known for shouting that, "Black lives matter."