Reality Check

So you’ve heard violent crime is up. My reaction: Calm down. Chillax.

Violent crime – specifically murder – is down dramatically from the early 1990’s. Violent crime was not going to keep dropping forever.

Even with an increase in 2015, crime rates are lower than they have been in a very long time. Don’t be fooled by this scaremongering and propaganda. This will only stall much-needed efforts at criminal justice reform.

Furthermore, as a percentage of the number of police officers on the street, police are safer today than they have been since before Prohibition.

Again — Chillax.

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