Illegal Immigration Pass Not Curbing LA Crime

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?

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