Tag: police

beat cop

What Happened to the Beat Cop

So if hiring more police is not the best way to reduce the upward trajectory of crime in the country, what is? The answer lies in strategy and not just flooding the streets (or sidewalks) with more police. And each city has its own unique problems. 

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Overcriminalization Kills

Why are cops killing so many Americans and, particularly Black people?  One obvious culprit is overcriminalization.  In many situations where police end up killing civilians, the police initiate the interactions with the civilians over relatively trivial matters, not as part of any investigation of violent crime.

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