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No. 209, July 2017
 
1) War on Cops?
Police agencies in the U.S. are currently facing a major legitimacy crisis resulting from a spate of high-profile use of force incidents, many involving minority citizens. Recent headlines emphasize that there is now a “war on cops” and that police officers are facing increasing levels of hostility and violence fueled by a growing anti-police sentiment. A study using time series analysis provide no evidence for a “Ferguson Effect” on the number of U.S. police officers murdered in the line of duty as of March 2016. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07418825.2016.1236205