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aidrocsid  ·  1180 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Actually, Sanctuary Cities Are Safer

Makes sense to me. The more things you criminalize and thus draw police into the more reason people have not to respond positively to police. Decriminalizing drugs goes a long way. I'd also argue that decriminalizing child support debt could go a long way toward preventing incidents like the murder of Walter Scott.




graphictruth  ·  1180 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It may seem silly to say this, but it's also obvious; the best way to reduce crime is to criminalize as few things as humanly possible. However, this does require shifting away from a punitive approach to... well, everything. But I'm afraid this a hill Social Conservatives worldwide will choose to die on.

aidrocsid  ·  1180 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd agree, but you can push it one thing at a time. If we can at least keep police mostly focused on like, theft, violent crime, and maybe traffic violations that'd probably go a long way. Just break up fights, catch violent folks, get people their possessions back, and make sure the roads aren't a complete shit show.