Crime is rising again
As reported by the NY Times, “cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines.”
Among some experts and rank-and-file officers, the notion that less aggressive policing has emboldened criminals — known as the “Ferguson effect” in some circles — is a popular theory for the uptick in violence.
“The equilibrium has changed between police and offenders,” said Alfred Blumstein, a professor and a criminologist at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.
Yes, of course that’s the reason. That, and the ending of stop-and-frisk policing which puts the fear of the law into the criminal element.