Is the NYPD Doing Its Job?
A new tracking system is in place to measure use of force by the New York City Police, but does that satisfy the critics of Police Commissioner William Bratton and the NYPD? On October 21, 2015 Harry Siegel (New York Daily News) and Heather Mac Donald (Manhattan Institute) came to St. Francis College try to answer that question and Is the NYPD Doing Its Job?
The event was moderated by social critic Kay S. Hymowitz, author of Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys.
Harry Siegel is now a columnist for the New York Daily News and a member of its editorial board. He is a former senior editor for The Daily Beast, worked for The Village Voice, Politico, The New York Sun and New York Press, where he was editor-in-chief for a brief stint.
Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Mac Donald's writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic, Partisan Review, The New Criterion, Public Interest, and Academic Questions. Her book The Burden of Bad Ideas a collection of essays from the pages of City Journal details the effects of the sixties' counterculture's destructive march through America's institutions. Her second book, Are Cops Racist?, another City Journal anthology, investigates the workings of the police, the controversy over so-called racial profiling, and the anti-profiling lobby's harmful effects on black Americans. Her most recent book, The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today's, coauthored with Victor Davis Hanson and Steven Malanga, chronicles the effects of broken immigration laws and proposes a practical solution to securing the country's porous borders.
The event was organized by St. Francis Scholar in Residence Fred Siegel, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The Revolt Against The Masses: How Liberalism Undermined the Middle Class. He has been instrumental in bringing a number of timely and provocative events to the College, including: Does France Have a Future?, New York's New Digital Media, A Discussion of the Common Core, and Can You be Both a Business Success and Ethically Noble?