July 13, 2020

How Stockton changed public safety after bankruptcy forced city to defund police

Eight years into leading law enforcement in this long-troubled city, the results of Jones’ experimental approach are a lesson for a nation in turmoil about what defunding means, how far and fast reform can go, and the degree police should be held responsible for racism that is systematic in schools, banks, healthcare and other institutions.

January 21, 2014

The Story Behind the Nation’s Falling Body Count

The numbers are in: 2013 puts America on track for its lowest murder rate in nearly 40 years. But there’s an important point the year-end media round-ups are missing: there is a method to the growing lack of madness in America’s cities. Most of the cities making headlines—Chicago, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Philadelphia, New York—are using the same basic method to stop the killing. There is something that can be done about the urban homicide that has plagued the nation for generations, these cities are doing it, and it is working.