Hypothesis: LAPD probing criminal suspects about immigration status will increase crime because this will cause potential witnesses to fear the police.
Fact: LAPD has for years followed a policy that bars cops from probing suspects about immigration status.
Fact: Violent crime in mestizo areas of LA is surging.
Fact: Illegal immigrants appear to compose a large fraction of these crimes.
Question: Do the facts falsify the above-stated hypothesis? Does the determination of LA's mayor to continue honoring the LAPD "no ask" policy represent loyalty to a favored hypothesis over adherence to logic?