ON-Lion Letter
"The war on cops, ideological and sometimes lethal, may be expanding into a broader race war, in which only one side fights," according to an August piece by Bradley Prize recipient Heather Mac Donald.  "The thugs who torched businesses and police cars, assaulted cops, and shot at firemen in northwestern Milwaukee " in August "went after 'white bitches,' among other targets.  The Black Lives Matter-inspired assassin who murdered five police officers in Dallas in July 2016 said that he wanted to kill white people, as well as white cops.  The vitriol that officers working in urban areas now encounter on a daily basis is inflected with racism."

Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of its City Journal, and the author of Encounter Books' New York Times bestseller The War on Cops:  How the Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe.  The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Manhattan Institute and Encounter Books.

"The rioters were not so furious about the five blacks who were fatally shot in Milwaukee by other blacks in the 24 hours prior to Sylville Smith's shooting or about the overwhelmingly black victims of Milwaukee's 73 percent surge in homicides in 2015, the result of what I have called the Ferguson effect," Mac Donald notes in "Why Milwaukee Burns."

"If we continue to look the other way at racial violence and the hatred that fuels it, we may find ourselves in a state of anarchy," she lamentingly concludes.
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