Why does the liberal establishment want to make excuses for the indiscriminate mass-collection of the personal phone and internet data of millions of undifferentiated US citizens by the NSA? It has failed to make us safer from terrorist acts such as Fort Hood, Benghazi, or the Boston Marathon bombings. Thank you ACLU for stepping up to stop this trampling of the fourth amendment.
At the same time, liberal activists attack New York City’s Stop, Question and Frisk policy (built on principles sanctioned by the Supreme Court in 1968) as racist. Who does the policy help and who does it hurt? Law abiding minorities in what used to be the most dangerous urban neighborhoods in the country have experienced plunging crime rates and their neighborhoods’ return to relative safety. Criminals have been stopped before committing more crimes. These policies work:
Murders have gone down by nearly 80%, and combined major felonies by nearly 75%. No other American metropolis comes close to New York’s achievement. Bostonians are twice as likely to be murdered as New Yorkers, and residents of Washington, D.C., three times as likely.
In today’s Wall Street Journal Heather MacDonald points out just how bad it would be for New York and the country, were these policies to be defeated by race-baiting activists more interested in political ghettoizing than in making our black communities safer. Read the whole thing here.