More cops don’t mean less crime

Putting more police on patrol doesn’t work — addressing the root causes of crime and disorder does

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2020 City of Seattle adopted budget. At $410 million, the SPD budget accounts for more than a third of general fund appropriations (City of Seattle / Public Domain).

Journalist, socialist, activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD

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