The War on Cops

On December 8, 2016 Heather Mac Donald spoke at the fourth of Center of the American Experiment’s quarterly 2016 lunch forums.  She spoke about her book, “The War on Cops” to a crowd of over 400 and we were honored to have 150 members of Minnesota law enforcement in the room.  While she was in Minneapolis the Center arranged for her to speak with the Star Tribune editorial board and at a round table with local law enforcement leaders.  Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New Criterion. Mac Donald’s newest book, The War on Cops (2016), warns that raced-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk.