Would It Kill You to Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

Ann Coulter, VDARE, August 27, 2014

As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force.

As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up.

If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of diversity, the one thing we can be sure of is that more black people will be murdered, raped and assaulted.

Someone’s got to say it, so it might as well be me: I’m against more black people being murdered, raped and assaulted.

In a massive, detailed 2000 study of the effect of court-ordered affirmative action plans on police departments, economist John Lott found that the more minorities on a police force, the higher the rates of murder, manslaughter, violent crime, robbery and aggravated assault will be. Violent crime increased by a minimum of 3.3 percent every year after affirmative action policies went into effect–and the spike in crime was highest in black neighborhoods.

The problem was not with black cops, Lott’s study showed, but rather with the lowering of standards across the board, resulting in less-qualified officers of every race. {snip}

We end up with cops who are criminals, the Rampart scandal of the 1990s and great movies like “Training Day.”

About a decade into a federal consent decree requiring the Los Angeles Police Department to hire more minority officers, the LAPD’S Rampart division was employing gang members in uniforms.

Training officer Jim Peasha told investigative reporter Jan Golab that he left his unit because of the preposterous recruits being sent to him as a result of affirmative action. “I had some fantastic minority recruits,” Peasha said. “One black kid was the best I ever had.” But he also had “one guy who I knew was on drugs and I couldn’t get him out. He wound up getting caught working as a guard at a rock (cocaine) house. An off-duty cop!”


By the time of the Rampart scandal, two dozen black police officers in Los Angeles were suspected of gang activity. Most were forced out. Four officers were proved to have been engaging in criminal acts–including a bank robbery and an attempted murder. All were black and Hispanic. {snip}

As a top official with the LAPD told Golab, “This is not an LAPD problem; this is a black problem.”


And no one imagined that only the minority officers would be less qualified. As Lott’s study showed, once standards are lowered to ensure “diversity,” standards are lowered for all recruits, resulting in a rainbow coalition of incompetence.

This is exactly how Democrats wrecked the economy with the subprime mortgage crisis. Then-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank bragged about how they were helping minorities get mortgages by forcing banks to adopt ridiculously low lending standards.

But once traditional measures of credit-worthiness were jettisoned, they were jettisoned for everyone. You will notice that the housing market crash was concentrated not in black neighborhoods, but in house-flipping hot spots.

Lott’s study did find some preliminary evidence that increasing the number of black male cops on a police force led to a slight reduction in shootings of civilians–as did having more white male cops. But more white females on a police force increased shootings of civilians. {snip}

The main benefit to having black cops shooting civilians is that Al Sharpton gets less air time, which I think we’re all in favor of. Also, when a black cop shoots a civilian, the whole world doesn’t have to stop, as the media go on a bloodhound-search for racism.


The only real advantage to compelling the Ferguson police force to adopt affirmative action hiring policies is that the media will be tickled pink with themselves for striking a blow against “racism.” On the other hand, more black people will be murdered, raped and maimed as crime rates rise. I guess it’s really just a matter of priorities.

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  • MekongDelta69

    There are two groups in this formerly great country:
    1.) Straight, white conservative male (and non-feminazi female) legal American citizens/Vets.
    2.) Everybody who’s NOT in Group #1.

    If you are in Group #1, you are demonized for simply breathing and existing.
    If you are in Group #2, you are lionized for simply breathing and existing.

    You get two choices:
    1.) Talent
    2.) DIE-versity

    Your call…

    • M&S

      What, you’re telling me Robert Heinlein was right?

      My contention would instead be that having your name on a particular nation’s birth certificate doesn’t make you a better man. Having better schooling and more access to the pre-business contacts which make later life and the road to wealth doesn’t make you a more moral individual.

      I don’t see how serving until you ‘smell the guts and see the glory’ helps either.

      I instead believe that society was always orchestrated around a theory of ‘keeping them hungry’ which negates the value of civilized life by making the classes hierarchially dependent.

      You are a ‘tenant’ upon a mortgage. And will not become a propertied owner until it is too late for you to turn your earning potential towards making a significant impact on society through political activity.

      You will always owe money for water, electricity and insurance after having spent an increasingly long training interval accumulating knowledge which is only applicable to specific fields that, once obsolesced, leave you with incredible debts, not just for your own training, but also for a building family.

      Anyone who supports this system, unconditionally, (never having met the man who will order them to kill, long after they signed up) cannot be fully aware of the damage it does to society to starve it of the best and brightest when the best and brightest are held back by absent starting position as political alliance from contributing to the system that rules them.

      Anyone who serves in a military as rife with corruption and corporate sell out as ‘revolving door’ politics must cannot be less subject to graft or conspiracy than the common man. But because they are willing to trade four years of their civilian life to a service term which only rewards them if after it has potentially tried to kill them and at a half-decade penalty in relation to their fellow civilans advance through schooling and job experience -may-, themselves, be less intelligent or too idealistic to realize what a counted cost they pay for a dubious advantage.

      There is no doubt in my mind that we have sold our youth down the river and that, more than anything, will haunt us as every snake oil ‘Hope And Change’ salesman offers them something which we cannot as opposition to inheritance of preestablished debt.

      And this includes military men and conservative whites who are the ONLY ones still having large families.

      There is no doubt in my mind that race norming AA imperatives and the ‘judge the competence not the skin’ have helped lead to the state of a nation which sees itself as non-white on the way to non-being. And soldiers who fail to realize what this means in terms of base economics and the ability to -pay- for a large, technically sophisticated, military are deluding themselves, because a nation that doesn’t pull together in-harness is one whose fragmentation will lead to dominance by numbers struggles and non-whites will win this by virtue of being better breeders.

      IMO, there is nothing good to be said for representative democracy and capitalism yet these values necessarily underpin every military adventurist action we undertake to save the world by burning it down. Would a ‘good soldier’ mindlessly defend the status quo because his training has ingrained in him a sense of Chain Of Command that is all but Pavlovian?

      I honestly believe that the other races of this planet could sink without a trace and whites would survive just fine. I don’t believe the inverse alternative. And yet the DOD is the NUMBER ONE GLOBAL CONSUMER of such things as petroleum products. By far. And it is the DOD’s World Cop mission which delights, distracts and ordains the multicultists insanity by pretending that we must save the planet to have it’s resources for ourselves. And nary a good soldier who follows the Hague Conventions LOLW and UCMJ could argue against that right to sovereignty for other states since 1945 and Nuremburg.

      But they do not and will not protect OUR sovereignty, even when it is clear that their own Command In Chief is shirking the Constintutional Duty he is required to fulfill in protecting this nation from enemies within and without.

      I don’t have all the answers but I really don’t think that defining or excluding who get’s demonize and who get’s lionized is going to work.

      The other races all have universal co-consciousness as the perception that being black or hispanic is it’s own, overarching, justification for opinionated actions. But we seem to have lost this mutualist identity. And I don’t believe we will get it back by pretending that we can ignore what are likely genetically imprinted (malleable but not eradicable) ‘liberal behaviors’.

      If we attempt such a conditional exclusion, we will end up in a war against other whites and other races. At a time when we are too old (average age: 41) and too few (soon to be less than 35%) to be turning away from those who MIGHT wake up and smell the coffee. If they can only be shown what we have to offer them that is permanently advantaging.

      Car, Housing, Education, Discretionary Income, Wife/Husband, Leverage and Safety For Children, A Voice in our Future. These are what will define ‘good Americans’ to the only people that count: Other good American wannabes.

  • LovelyNordicHeidi

    Remember how diversity enriched Rotherham!

    Can you imagine how diversity will also enrich your police force?

    • The Worlds Scapegoat


      Not only does the police hire stupid minorities; They also hire stupid whites to make the stupid minorities look normal. Stupid whites also need to be hired because smart whites can’t work around stupid people, and if they could they would never get promoted, so why bother working someplace where your achiements are not rewarded.


  • Mary

    The overhiring of unqualified minorities means your organization will be as efficient, productive, competent and service-oriented as a DMV office in Detroit.

  • Luca

    Ann Coulter is truly a voice in the wilderness.

    • bilderbuster

      Annie’s not exactly my kind of “Conservative” but she’s definitely stepped up to the plate about the Blacks and she’s on a roll with the Mestizo invaders too.

  • Puggg

    I don’t know if I believe this research she’s citing.

    I think the research wants us to think that black crime goes up only because the LEA that has primary patrol jurisdiction where they live has an affirmative action program meaning that they actually have affirmative action black cops that don’t know beans from pebbles.

    I think it goes like this: The blacker a place is, the more affirmative action black cops it will tend to have. The blacker a place is, the higher the crime rate is going to be. But it’s not the affirmative action black cops that causes the black crime, it’s the black people causing the black crime. The cause is the black people, the direct effect is the black crime, and a practical effect is affirmative action cops.

    • Adolf Verloc

      This occurred to me as well. Affirmative action has no place in employment, especially in jobs critical to public safety. But I do think you’ll have to back out the effects of higher minority percentages in the general public – not easy, but doable statistically.

      • Puggg

        Like everyone knows by now, Ferguson has only three blacks on a 53 officer force. Let’s say you flip the script and it was 50 blacks of 53. Would Ferguson really be that much worse off than it is already? If you take an all black city around here with all black cops, East St. Louis. (Though strangely awhile back for a few years its PD had a white chief, unbelievably). If every cop in East St. Louis was white, would that really make things much better? I don’t think so. Maybe slightly, but hey, remember, blacks are still black.

  • Lewis33

    I’ve got a little story about black female cops and how wonderful they are at their job. In high school our resident “officer friendly” was a large black woman named Shirley B. who was put in that job as she was obviously unfit for anything else physically. Figured they could have her yell at white kids in her “black woman is mad” voice and away she’d go.

    Being a silly teenager we would often do silly things, like smoke these funny little cigarettes before school started on a side road where we parked. I swear on more than one occasion she walked up to us (we in the car) right after we had put out one of said cigarettes and inform us to “get on to school and quit loitering”. The whole car still clouded with smoke. We all debated whether she was just that stupid or just didn’t want to deal with the hassle, I guessed the hassle was too much but anything is possible. Great diversity policing in action.

  • “If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of diversity, the one thing we can be sure of is that more black people will be murdered, raped and assaulted.”

    I’ve just become a (temporary) fan of diversity. Give the blacks what they want and let them have at each other. In fact, wall off the black area of Ferguson and let ALL the cops in that area be blacks.

    Give blacks the rope they want and let them hang themselves.

    • Adolf Verloc

      You could paraphrase H.L. Mencken: “The American people know what they want, and deserve to get it, good and hard.”

    • Blackhawk

      You’re a fan of segregation. So am I. George Wallace was right.

  • MindHead99

    Hiring based only on race and not ability is a “racist” policy. Liberals are the most “racist” people around. The left-wing social engineers won’t be happy until conservative whites are rounded up into concentration camps.

    • watling

      But you’ll notice that when white libtards call for race-based hiring policies they themselves don’t volunteer to quit to make way for a minority.

      We had this recently at the BBC, one of whose top guys said that the organization should aim to achieve a ratio of one minority actor/presenter out of every seven on screen. When the board members (all white) were asked when they would be resigning to make way for all those lovely minorities none offered to do the decent thing.

      That’s because they’re members of the ruling elite and the rules they wish to enforce for others don’t apply to them. Using a 1984 analogy we can think of the white elites as the Inner Party.

  • JohnEngelman

    I am glad that Ann Coulter has found an issue. I hope she keeps pushing it. She is too prominent to be silenced.

  • “The main benefit to having black cops shooting civilians is that Al Sharpton gets less air time, which I think we’re all in favor of. Also, when a black cop shoots a civilian, the whole world doesn’t have to stop, as the media go on a bloodhound-search for racism”…

    Words never finer written with blatant truth .. good job, Ann Coulter

    • Nancy

      I have all her books. She’s mostly right-on, although of course she backs off just short of naming the real problem (low-IQ blacks). Otherwise, she’s got a great sense of history, a huge vocabulary, and is funny as h*ll.

      • Coulter is a smart Lady . . .as most of the conservative women are.
        I like it when an issue riles them up and I get to see some anger cause,
        for me that’s a great motivator ..

  • D.B. Cooper

    Okay. Remember what I keep saying. Diversity is so important, that it does not matter how much it costs. More crimes is totally acceptable in the black community as long as Affirmative Action applies. Blacks honestly do not care.
    Affirmative Action Navy pilot crashes his jet on a carrier? No problem! It’s an “acceptable loss.”
    You Ferguson cops had better start preparing for the lay offs and forced retirements. You are too weak to fight what’s coming. I can already tell because I have yet to see any counter attacks against the true racists.

    • Jim Davis

      I’m still trying to understand what white person would want to be a cop in a black community in the first place.

  • ZB01

    Not to derail this discussion, but the other group you don’t want in law enforcement in any appreciable numbers: Hispanics/Latinos (I never know how to refer to them). Organized corruption to the core.

    Admittedly, I can’t back this up necessarily….but I think it’s a good hunch.

    • bilderbuster

      Look up the Miami River Cops.

  • Paleoconn

    When DC implemented a residence requirement for their police force in the early 80s, most candidates (black) failed the test. They changed the test so everybody passed. Later, it became evident that arrests went down because while the arrest paperwork is a mere inconvenience for the average competent cop, it is no less than a barrier for the dumb AA hire, so they avoided the paperwork by simply not making arrests. Easy peasy.

    For crimes that could not be ignored like murder (as Steve Sailer says you can’t ignore a corpse), the reports were often botched if not barely coherent, and 30% of cases were thrown out.

  • blanjm5

    “The only real advantage to compelling the Ferguson police force to adopt affirmative action hiring policies is that the media will be tickled pink with themselves for striking a blow against “racism.” On the other hand, more black people will be murdered, raped and maimed as crime rates rise.”

    You’ve sold me. I’m all for it.

  • drattastic

    Maybe black cops can police black neighborhoods and white, brown and yellow cops everywhere else.

    • Cid Campeador

      That’s exactly what they should be doing. Those Black cops will be considered Oreos, Uncle Toms, Race Traitors. House Niggahs etc, and will be harassed by their and in a short time we’ll have a Black officer blowing away another “youth” who attacked him.
      Back in the 50s and early 60s in Philly Black cops were much harder on Black criminals than were White cops.

      • drattastic

        It would take away one of the lib media’s favorite weapons against Whitey though . You know they couldn’t care less about routine Black on Black murder ,it takes a rare White killing a Black to peak their interest and a “White Hispanic” will do in a pinch.

  • Kenner

    She’s a sly one.

  • B.A_2014

    I thought training day was a great film. As far as al sharpton getting more airtime, I’m all for it. The longer he’s on it, the more white people in the U.S see what’s going on in their land. The same thing with jesse jackson. Give him his own show on msnbc. It will keep him out of my country for a while. That moron visited my school a couple of times preaching his bull about racism(there was not one black in our school at the time).

  • Man of the West

    Ever had a black boss? Ever seen a black doctor? Ever dealt with a black in a simple retail transaction? Ever dealt with a black in any professional setting? Ever been to the DMV? Ever been to any government office? Still have any doubts that diversity lowers standards?

  • Periapsis

    To answer that question, the answer would be an un-equivocal yes. Hiring more black officers will get more officers and white citizens too killed.

  • John R

    According to Peter Griffith, of Family Guy: “Then God decided to punish the White Man for the evils of slavery by creating the DMV…”

    • Bobbala

      That “Evil” was ending it. Without enough white Christians it goes on.

      That is why the British are despised all over the world. Gandhi hated them — they were a threat to the caste system.

  • Melvin Bonzarelli

    This article is confusing cause and effect. Usually, as a response to increasing violence in any black community, fortunately most of the time black on black violence, and in an effort to avoid the usual charges of ‘racism’ and ‘police brutality’, the political powers that be in the larger, white community will appoint a black police commander and additional black police officers. At that point, however, the black community has tipped into a vicious cycle of violence begetting more violence. If Chinese cops were hired and put into the crime-ridden, dysfunctional black ghetto at that point, it would make no difference.
    Ann Coulter should stick to trying to put on a couple of pounds. She looks like she hasn’t eaten in a month. Another twenty pounds and she’d be really hot.