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Will rising crime rates sink the push for police reform?

The United States has experienced an unprecedented spike in violent crime over the past year, which some experts say could shift political winds away from police reform efforts.

6/5/2021 12:21:00 AM

The United States has experienced an unprecedented spike in violent crime over the past year, which some experts say could shift political winds away from police reform efforts.

The United States has experienced an unprecedented spike in violent crime over the past year, which some experts say could shift political winds away from police reform efforts.

PerspectivesVoters see through Republican attempts to blame police reform for rising crime“Violent crime typically shoots up when economic devastation and massive, sustained national trauma occurs. I think one reason many of the current attacks on police reform don’t have as much purchase as they could’ve is [because] a normal person can tell what happened since March 2020.” — Daily Beast reporter

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Asawin SuebsaengIf crime keeps rising, the public will reject efforts to reform the police“It’s essential that we strive to eliminate bad actors in policing and the excessive use of force. At the same time, they must also devise strategies to keep our streets and neighborhoods free of violent crime. [Democrats] will surely benefit if they can strike the right balance. If they don’t, ambitious Republicans will run a reboot of the 1960-era ‘law and order’ campaign — and will probably see it work just as well today.” — Henry Olsen,

Washington PostNon-police crime reduction strategies are more proven than they were in past decades“The good news is that we know a lot more today about how to control violent crime than we did at the start of the prison-building boom in the 1970s. Over the years, local governments, nonprofits and community-led organizations have found effective ways to intervene.” — Adam Gelb, headtopics.com

USA TodayPolice reform is still possible, but it needs to happen soon“For now at least, public opinion appears to be on the side of change. That could mean Biden and the Democrats have a window of opportunity to act. ... One lesson from last summer, though, is that that chance may not last forever.” — Eric Lutz,

Vanity FairReform is in full swing at the local level“People are looking at federal legislation which hasn’t passed. They’re looking for presidential leadership. And we’ve just had a transition. They’re looking for something that deals with it and a full national level. And when we’re looking there, it doesn’t look like what we want to see. That said, there are lots of pockets, communities, organizers around the country that have done really remarkable things.” — Center for Policing Equity CEO Phillip Atiba Goff to

PBS NewsHourRising crime actually bolsters the argument for alternatives to policing“If there was ever a moment to justify defunding the police, this would be it. This is an institution that annually requests (and is given) millions of dollars in funding increases — yet the ever-higher costs haven’t produced better results.” — Ernest Owens,

Philadelphia Magazine‘Soft on crime’ attacks may not be as effective as they used to be“It’s still too soon to tell what exactly the broader political impact of the homicide spike will be. Republicans have latched on to the possibility of using it against Democrats in next year’s midterm elections. Whether law and order politics will have the same electoral valence as they did in the 1980s and 1990s remains to be seen.” — Matt Ford, headtopics.com

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New RepublicCrime could cost Democrats their control of Congress in 2022“A rise in violent crime is endangering slim Democratic congressional majorities more than a year out from the midterm elections and threatening to revive ‘law and order’ as a major campaign issue for Republicans for the first time since the 1990s.” — W. James Antle III,

Washington ExaminerCrime makes voters less likely to support reform-minded candidates“Violent crime can lead to more punitive, authoritarian and often racist policies, with consequences that shape communities decades later. ... If these numbers keep rising, they could end any chance we have of building a new approach to safety, and possibly carry Donald Trump — or someone like him — back to the presidency in 2024.” — Ezra Klein,

New York Times‘Defund the police’ will sink reform efforts unless it’s replaced by a better message“If the ‘defund’ language is not replaced with a better message, and crime continues to climb, Democrats will pay a steep price. Very few Americans, including African Americans who are most often victimized by overly aggressive police, want to live without police.” — Mona Charen,

Chicago Sun-TimesProgressives’ grand plans for systemic reforms weren’t ever going to happen anyway“The problem that Democrats have is that they have accepted — and celebrated — the people making a comprehensive case against the police as systematically racist. This argument doesn’t naturally allow for nuance. In fact, it logically entails calling for fewer cops and less police funding, an agenda that will be hard to sell to most people in the best of circumstances but is toxic in an environment of rising crime.” — Rich Lowry, headtopics.com

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