The headlines of the New York Post (Sept. 19, 2013) read, "Profs to advise on stop-frisk." That makes as much sense as having cops go to universities and advising professors on their ability to teach nuclear physics.
That's as ridiculous as Judge Shira Scheindlin using constitutionality as a ruse to shake down law and order and kill innocent minorities. She wants to legislate the streets but knows nothing about them.
When I was in my early twenties, I taught some courses at Hunter College while I was finishing my doctorate. The one thing that struck me about my peer professors was that they were more interested in theories than pragmatics. Their thoughts existed in some foreign domain – their brains. Nothing they said had a positive, practical effect on the world. They were eggheads.
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Letting professors advise us on policing matters will cause crime to go up – the opposite of their intent but par for the course when professors are dealing with matters they don't comprehend.
The professors and Scheindlin will cause our city to have a big fall like Humpty Dumpty. All the Democrats' teachers and judges won't be able to put Humpty back together again.