05.21.2021 0

How’s that woke policing working out?

How’s the woke approach to policing and public safety working out for America’s big cities? Not so well says the Wall Street Journal. With today’s ALG Minute, I’m Catherine Mortensen. In New York City, shootings nearly doubled and homicides almost fifty percent in 2020. So far this year felony assaults are up by 25 percent. Yet seven of the eight candidates running in the Democratic primary for Manhattan district attorney have pledged to cut the police budget or prosecute fewer suspects—or some combination of the two. Philadelphia is currently on track to set two city records: the lowest number of felony prosecutions in modern history and the highest number of homicides. Baltimore began defunding law enforcement and turning a blind eye to criminal behavior a decade ago, and since then nearly 3,000 of its residents have been murdered. No matter. In March, the city’s top prosecutor announced that “the era of ‘tough on crime’ prosecutors is over” and that her office would no longer pursue so-called minor offenses. For more check us out at the DailyTorch.com.

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