'Ferguson Effect' Predicts What Criminals Will Do When Cops Back Down

The world doesn't make sense these days --- left is right, up is down. So, on some level, fearing those charged with protecting us makes sense. But some on the left would have people believe the police target individuals based solely on the color of their skin.

Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, guest host Sheriff David Clarke --- who happens to be both black and a police officer --- talked with author and researcher Heather MacDonald about her new book The War on Cops to investigate these claims.

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"Heather, why don't we start by defining this 'Ferguson Effect' and what you found in your research," Clarke asked.

"Well, the 'Ferguson Effect' refers to the combined phenomenon of officers backing off of proactive policing and the resulting emboldening of criminals. Crime is going up," MacDonald said. "The Black Lives Matter movement has held that the police are the biggest threat facing young black men today. That's a complete lie. It ignores the sad reality of black-on-black crime."

Another alarming development, from the president on down, is the message that cracking down on small petty crimes in urban areas is inherently racist. By backing off policing these small crimes, criminals feel emboldened and violent crime has begun to rise as well.

Discounting this evidence is not only stupid - it's dangerous.

"There are some who want to discount this correlation right now, this nexus between this war on cops, what has happened outside of Ferguson, Baltimore and other areas. There's some criminologists that say it's too early. ...What do you say to those people who want to discount this right now?" Clarke asked.

"It's just amazing --- the denial of reality," MacDonald said. "One of the early 'Ferguson Effect' deniers, Richard Rosenfeld, at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, has now changed his mind. I've got to give him credit because he's now going to come under the same sort of attacks I have, I'm sure. But he looked at the 2015 data and said the only explanation that makes sense, that fits the data, is the back off on policing."

With the backing off of policing, Black Lives Matter has been able to grow in power and influence, despite being founded on a myth.

"Black Lives Matter is based on a lie, which is that cops are out there in a racist fashion gunning down blacks," MacDonald said. "The fact is, is that a police officer is over 18 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a cop," MacDonald said. "And now, thanks to the lives of the Black Lives Matter movement, officers are being completely dissuaded from [assertive policing]."

Sheriff Clarke knows firsthand just how hard the job is.

"I'm a 38-year, as you know, 38-year law enforcement veteran, and I'm still out on the street," Clarke said. "But I just want to point out, I'm still out there. I know what these men and women are up against every day of the week. And it is hard."

Listen to this segment at mark 21:22 from The Glenn Beck Program:

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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