Dramatically increasing incarceration is the wrong response to the recent uptick in homicides and violent crime

The question of public safety will continue to be at the forefront of our politics at the local, state, and federal level. We do not have to choose between low crime rates or low incarceration. By simultaneously pursuing both, we can make America a freer, fairer, and more peaceful nation.
— Read on www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2021/11/02/dramatically-increasing-incarceration-is-the-wrong-response-to-the-recent-uptick-in-homicides-and-violent-crime/

I hope that those who made the pendulum swing left are not denying the obvious that there are some serious factors at play causing a catastrophic increase in homicide yet the response is a kin to “nothing to see here”. A 30% increase in homicide is a cost of thousands of more lives and millions of dollars lost.

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