Nationwide, the crime rate has seen significant DECLINES in places people wrongly assumed it would increase. Crime rate percentages have fallen by double digits in major cities like San Francisco, New York, Detroit, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
This improvement has proven one particular group wrong.
Police officials had been outraged in many places around the country because they said releasing people from prisons and jails - where coronavirus (COVID-19) can incubate - would increase crime. This has shown us something we’ve seen before about police and crime rates.
Large amounts of the public budget, money that could have gone towards healthcare and other resources proven to prevent crime, have been carelessly consumed by prisons and police. Now, we’re all paying a terrible price because police budgets have used so much money to lock Black people up.