According to Jennifer Gonnerman’s review in the New York Times Sunday Book Review (January 21, 2015), Jill Leovy, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times “argues that as a nation we have grown far too accepting of our high rate of homicide . . . in large part because the media has paid too little attention. . . . ”   She goes on to quote Leovy who writes ” ‘Forty years after the civil rights movement, impunity for the murder of black men remained America’s great, though mostly invisible, race problem . . . . The institutions of criminal justice, so remorseless in other ways in an era of get-tough sentencing and ‘preventive’ policing’ — like stop-and-frisk — ‘remained feeble when it came to answering for the lives of black murder victims.’ “