In the last two weeks, the country has been engulfed in a horrific cycle of violence with police officers shooting innocent black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and black men shooting Gmevi Photo Dreamstime.cominnocent police officers in Dallas and Louisiana.

President Obama blames this spiral on everything under the sun from excessive guns to underinvestment in minority schools. Donald Trump, a master of tautology, blames it on the breakdown of “law and order” in inner cities.

Both are evading one of the main causes: “Hidebound police unions that that block elementary transparency and public accountability at every level,” says Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia.

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