Rafael Mangual is a fellow and deputy director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute, and he joins this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss criminal justice reform, broken window policing, and 2020 democratic platforms on crime. Mangual makes the case that VP Joe Biden should be proud of his role in shaping the 1994 crime bill, and that perhaps Sen. Kamala Harris harsh record as a prosecutor comes from the things her constituency wanted enforced.
“Black men may be six times more likely than white men to end up in prison, that’s true. But the homicide victimization rate for black men was also six times higher than that of whites,” he said. “There is a reason that 16 of the 19 members of the Congressional Black Caucus supported the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986…they were tired of their communities being the center of these blood baths.”