Is there a War on Cops? Watch Berkowitz w/Heather Mac Donald on Cable & Web

Jeff Berkowitz: …Mayor Emanuel keeps the Laquan McDonald video from the public, Emanuel is re-elected. Is there a War on Cops or War on Blacks?

Heather Mac Donald: …You could remove all police shootings in Chicago… stop them entirely, and you would have an entirely negligible effect on the "Black death by homicide," rate...

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You can watch, 24/7, Heather Mac Donald, author of the still extremely topical, best selling book, "The War on Cops," interviewed by "Public Affairs," show host Jeff Berkowitz, by clicking here

Taped almost a year ago in a Gold Coast restaurant, Nico Osteria, with an attractive, smart mysterious woman in the background, the show is just as relevant today as then.

The attractive, smart mysterious woman, who counseled the host on this production.

The attractive, smart mysterious woman, Sheri Young, who counseled the host on this production.

Society continues to grapple with balancing procedures that allow police to make the public safer by the appropriate use of pro-active policing against enacting laws and procedures that protect and reinforce constitutional civil liberties for all of its citizens.

Public Affairs, featuring Heather Mac Donald, a senior fellow at the free market oriented Manhattan Institute, also airs:

--Tonight at 8:30 pm and midnight on Cable Ch. 21 throughout the City of Chicago

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Jeff Berkowitz: We have as our guest, Heather Mac Donald … who has written this Book, “The War on Cops,” we are taping this show in Nico Osteria, here in the Gold Coast in Chicago, on September 28, 2016, and when was it- just about two years ago when Laquan McDonald-- you know that name?

Heather Mac Donald: sure.

Heather Mac Donald: Really, Jeff, must we debate everything?

Heather Mac Donald: Really, Jeff, must we debate everything?

Berkowitz: So, the cop [Jason Van Dyke] gets out, six cops are already there and they are doing nothing, so the cop, Van Dyke, who just arrived gets out of his car, shoots sixteen times in six seconds a kid (Laquan McDonald) who is doing nothing, who is walking away from the cop [Van Dyke] when the cop gets out of his car.

Berkowitz: McDonald is doing nothing, African-American, he has a small [3 inch] knife, harming nobody, and then the kid is dead, and then there is a cover-up by the [then six year] State’s Attorney of Cook County, Anita Alvarez.  Ok- not a cover up, but a year later, Alvarez still hasn’t indicted [the shooter, the cop].

Berkowitz: There is a video of the incident, the murder, you have to know this is a murder, after a month or two of an investigation. Murder, a year goes by, nothing from the State’s Attorney, Mayor Emanuel keeps the video [from the media and the public], the Mayor is re-elected. 

War on Cops or a War on Blacks? Come on...

Heather Mac Donald: Laquan McDonald was an appalling shooting by the [Chicago] Police Department. The false narrative that was put out by those cops and not blocked by Supt. Gary McCarthy or the Detectives Bureau was a complete betrayal of the public trust. But that is one police shooting.

Mac Donald: This year in Chicago 3000 people [as of Sep. 28, 2016] have been shot. If the Black Lives Matter narrative is correct, since almost all those victims have been black, you would assume that cops are responsible for a considerable part of those shootings.

Mac Donald: In fact, the cops have shot 18 people, six of them lethally, virtually all armed and dangerous, that’s 0.6 % of all people who have been shot in Chicago.

Mac Donald: Absolutely, the police need better tactical training, not to make the appalling tactical decisions that resulted in the Laquan McDonald shooting. But, you could remove all police shootings, in Chicago or as a whole, stop them entirely, and you would have an entirely negligible effect on the black death by homicide rate because blacks are being killed overwhelming by other blacks [who are not police].

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A different episode of Public Affairs features August 14, 2017 interviews with State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Paul Caprio- Executive Director of Family-Pac, State Reps. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) and Allen Skillicorn (R-Dundee)- and Jon Zahm, Field Director of Family-Pac, conducted prior to or after the Annual Family-Pac boat cruise.

The interviews and a video cameo by Senate Ted Cruz (R-TX), featured speaker on the Cruise, were all filmed at the Ogden Slip, where the cruise ship Ft. Dearborn passengers embarked and disembarked.

You can watch the episode of Public Affairs featuring interviews at the Annual Family-Pac boat cruise by clicking here. 

This episode of Public Affairs featuring on site interviews at the Annual Family-Pac boat cruise  airs: 

--Next week on Monday and Wednesday night at 8:30 pm  on Cable Ch. 19 in Highland Park, Highwood and Deerfield. 

--Every day this  and next week at 8:30  pm on ECTV-6, Cable Ch. 6 in the City of Evanston   

--Tomorrow night and next week on Tuesday at 8:30 pm  on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in 24 Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburbs, as indicated, below:

-----Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and on

------Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in  Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling. 

--This Thursday night and next Thursday night  at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 17 in Rockford and surrounding areas

--and This week and next week in Aurora at 6:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday on ACTV-10.

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