Jeff Berkowitz: …Mayor Emanuel keeps the Laquan McDonald video from the public, Emanuel is re-elected in 2015. 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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Jeff Berkowitz: We have as our guest, Heather Mac Donald, Heather Mac Donald… who has written this Book, “The War on Cops,” we are taping this show in Nico’s Astoria, here in the Gold Coast in Chicago, on September 28, 2016, and when was it- just about two years ago and Laquan McDonald, you know that name?
Heather Mac Donald: sure.
Berkowitz: So, the cop [Jason Van Dyke] gets out, six cops are already there and they are doing nothing, so the cop who just arrived gets out of his car, shoots sixteen times in six seconds, this kid (Laquan McDonald) is doing nothing, walking away from the cop [Van Dyke] who 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].
Berkowitz: There is a video of the incident, murder, you have to know this after a month or two. Murder, a year goes by, nothing from the State’s Attorney, Mayor Emanuel keeps the video [from the media and the public], he is re-elected, War on Cops or a War on Blacks? Come on, Laquan McDonald!
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].