TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): I don't think there is any topic on which there is a greater divide between what the majority of citizens of all parties, all colors say they want, and what they get from the people in charge. Why is this complicated for our leaders?
HEATHER MAC DONALD: Because they are in the grips of a false narrative which says that the criminal justice system is racist.
This massive wave of deincarceration, decriminalization that is going on across the country, as you point out, Tucker, is being done in the name of racial justice. Well, guess who those homicide victims are, overwhelmingly? Blacks.
MAC DONALD: Law-abiding blacks. The criminal justice system, Tucker, is not racist. The incidence of people in prison is because of crime, not their skin color. Prison today remains a lifetime achievement award for persistence in criminal offending.
You have to work very hard to get yourself sentenced to prison, and yet the elites are convinced, and they are trying to persuade the rest of the world that America's endemic racism is willy-nilly throwing black people in prison and throwing away the keys, that is simply not the case.