As the city surpasses another tragic milestone, passing 300 homicides for the seventh year straight, much of the media and pundits try to provide answers to a perennial problem. Many would have you believe that the communities most impacted by the violence, want a return to zero-tolerance, tough-on-crime policing. But the reality is so much more nuanced than that. Everyone agrees that our homicide rate is too high, but those who seem to rally against the problem with no real solutions and want to return to the pre-2015 days should ask themselves what price they are willing to pay. A reckoning has occurred nationwide on policing, and that cannot simply be ignored.
The mischaracterization the Black community’s position on crime
December 21, 2021