“We are seeing the political shift that is happening in real time here,” David Kennedy, director of National Network for Safe Communities and a criminal
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Critics see Chicago as emblematic of chaos that could follow decreases in police funding. Experts say the relationship between policing and gun violence is nuanced.
“Police officers don’t want to be the only way that cities respond to people in emotional distress,” Kennedy said. “They don’t want to be the
There is reason to be optimistic that crime-reduction strategies can be both effective and just. For instance, there’s compelling evidence that focused deterrence strategies, like
Programs in Dallas, Milwaukee and Salinas, California, have drawn the attention of activists seeking to end law enforcement’s systemic abuse of black Americans.
“This is not a zero sum game, pulling the dollar from one place, putting it in the other…It’s about stopping this overreliance on police, prisons
Senator Cory Booker credited his work with John Jay’s National Network for Safe Communities during his Newark mayoralty for helping the city use evidence-based solutions,
“When people are in crisis, why should the person who shows up be a person with a gun?” asks criminologist David Kennedy, director of the
NNSC directed the DOJ’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice in six cities nationwide; including Minneapolis. Despite promising project results, the hard work
“When communities don’t trust the police and are afraid of the police, then they will not and cannot work with police and within the law