Tag: shootings

Join Jim and Greg as they are glad to see at least a few House Democrats wanting little to do with Nancy Pelosi’s effort to steal a House seat away from the GOP. They also mourn the victims of the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, and rip into the constant habit of partisans trying to  instantly blame their political rivals for the evil actions of someone else. And they not very impressed with Sidney Powell’s assertion that she can’t be sued by Dominion for defamation because no reasonable person should have believed what she was saying about the 2020 elections.

Join Jim and Greg as they applaud the normalization of relations between Israel and Bahrain and indications that Saudi Arabia may soon follow suit. They also discuss the premeditated shootings of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday and why Joe Biden condemns the shooting but not the people blocking the ambulances from reaching the hospitals and chanting that they hoped the deputies died.  And Jim explains why the wildfires in the western U.S. are exposing the extreme policies of some Democrats and environmental activists.

Rafael Mangual interviewed NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea to discuss how recent legislative and policy shifts in New York present new challenges for police in America’s biggest city.

Audio for this episode is excerpted and edited from a Manhattan Institute eventcast, “The New Challenge of Policing New York.” Find out more and register for future events by visiting our website, and subscribe to MI’s YouTube channel to view previous discussions.

Rafael Mangual joins Seth Barron to discuss the surge in gun violence in New York City and other American cities, the impact of newly enacted criminal-justice reforms on policing, and the connection between “low-level” enforcement and major-crime prevention.

Additional Dispatch from The Genuine War Zone of Seattle


Last night, the CHOP Terrorist Mini-State in Capitol Hill, Seattle, became a genuine war zone.  Shots fired, one killed, one injured, and as a result, they now have RIP signs up in the Zone.  The residents of the neighborhood are “on edge” (ya think?!) about the situation, and “city leaders are mum.”

Surviving shooting victim “critical”, and as yet no arrests have been made.  Well, since the police allowed themselves to be stopped and not enter the “zone,” perhaps they will never find the perpetrators; it’s hard to investigate a shooting if you can’t enter the area of the shooting.  Community members outraged and saddened.

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In Paterson, New Jersey six people were shot, one killed, over a seven hour period last Thursday. It appears to have been four separate, and seemingly unrelated, shootings.  New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. If you are don’t mind paperwork and have good references you can own a gun […]

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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.

You Never Know the Minute


In Scotland, there are many sayings that don’t withstand scrutiny. “This has been me since yesterday” is my favorite. It doesn’t make sense, but when someone says it to you when you’re waiting for a bus in pelting rain, it kinda sorta does.

“You never know the minute” was one of my mom’s favorites. And that’s what I was thinking this morning.

A Reasonable Place to Address Some Unnecessary Police Shootings


women-on-computer-860x560With Monday’s ruling from a Cleveland grand jury not to indict the officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the nation’s rift over police use-of-force was again torn open. While I absolutely believe the grand jury made the right decision in the case of the officer who fired – you can’t ask police officers to investigate armed people and not protect themselves when someone reaches for a gun (or a replica) – the Rice case provides an opportunity for cool heads to find a solution to some preventable deaths.

Of the many shootings of police officers in recent years that have generated controversy, four stand out because of a unique commonality – grossly inaccurate information being relayed to police officers.

There are likely many others. Solving this problem may save the lives of innocent civilians and minor offenders without putting police in more jeopardy.