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The Randomness: On David French’s Quest to De-Risk Crime


As a fellow Iraq war vet, I deeply respect the service and perspective of National Review columnist David French. He volunteered out of a sense of obligation to serve in a war he had endorsed. The man put his rear end where his mouth had put others. That he was “inside the wire” as a legal advisor should be beside the point. He risked much more than any pundit. Oh, but that he would do the same with his punditry on policing. On this Mr. French is consistently, dangerously wrong.

I have spent much of three decades observing, reporting on, and training in police work. That study is further informed by my tours as an infantry officer in Iraq and Afghanistan. And the lessons I’ve learned are clear: Mr. French’s ideas will get good people killed by shifting the risk of criminality off of the lawless. Sadly, his effort to de-risk criminality hit a nadir with his column on the death of Stephon Clark.

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I’ll be in Folsom this week for an work conference and I’ll have from Thursday after lunch until I leave on my Friday 11pm redeye flight to hang out.  Any lonesome conservatives in that area interested in dinner on Thursday or Friday?  Short of that, any sight-seeing recommendations?  I’ve visited Coit Tower and environs in […]

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