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Evan DeFilippis
Evan DeFilippis graduated top of his class at the University of Oklahoma with degrees in Economics, Political Science, and Psychology. He is a Harry S. Truman Scholar, a David L. Boren Critical Languages Scholar, and manages evaluation of large poverty-reduction projects in Nairobi, Kenya. He writes on gun control issues and public health at

Entries by Evan DeFilippis

Skin Color Is Not a Crime: Why Stop and Frisk Doesn't Work

(5) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 4:41 PM

The Inconsistency of Our Outrage

The stop-and-frisk debate is instructive in that it spotlights the inconsistency in outrage that both conservatives and liberals display over the violation of constitutional rights. Many conservatives appear completely insensitive to the empirical reality that stop-and-frisk policies have led to fourth amendment violations against minorities...

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Do We Have a Gang Problem or a Gun Problem?

(31) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 1:40 PM

Co-authored with Devin Hughes

In a scathing critique of ABC's recent report "Young Guns," Dana Loesch stated that most gun deaths were the result of gang violence; therefore, America has a gang problem, not a gun problem. Her claim appears to be supported by sites...

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Do More Guns Cause More Suicide?

(96) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 7:52 PM

Suicide Barriers and Gun Control

Less than three months after the Golden Gate Bridge opened, the first known suicide took place. Since then, over 1,500 people have taken their lives by jumping off the bridge, making the site one of the most popular suicide sites in the world. Calls for...

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