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‘So to Speak’ podcast: The ‘heckler’s veto’ strikes Heather Mac Donald - FIRE
On April 6, Manhattan Institute Fellow Heather Mac Donald was standing in Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum preparing to give a lecture to an empty room. An empty room was not what Mac Donald expected when she accepted an invitation from the college’s Rose Institute for State and Local Government to deliver a lecture on her new book, “The War On Cops.” But outside the auditorium, close to 300 people had surrounded the Athenaeum, preventing prospective audience members from entering. They were protesting Mac Donald’s defense of law enforcement policing tactics and her criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement. Ultimately, …