Shield in Tatters: The Broken Front Line Against Urban Crime

Source: The Pamphleteer
by Jano Tantongco

“The real-time criminal justice disasters in New York City and other urban centers are enough to make those in blue Nashville count their blessings. Safeguarded by a firmly red state government, the city likely won’t descend into the same chaos that afflicts its more liberal counterparts, for now. No matter the city, the mass deterioration of public safety will prove an uphill battle to navigate as long as the profession of policing at large is undermined by insatiable progressive impulses toward bail reform and decarceration. Joseph Giacalone, a criminal justice professor at CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, spent 20 years in the NYPD as a police officer, retiring as a sergeant in 2012. Since then, he has been a regular voice on the criminal justice beat, most recently predicting the detrimental effects New York’s infamous bail reform laws would have on crime.” (09/10/22)