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DC Chief Links Marijuana to Rise in Violent Crime

DC Chief Links Marijuana to Rise in Violent Crime

“We have taken on a mindset that marijuana is not really a big issue in our city,” Chief Robert Contee said. “I can tell you that marijuana undoubtedly is connected to violent crimes that we are seeing in our communities.”

July 26, 2021

Chicago Police Superintendent Meets with Biden, Promises Action on Gun Crime
Oakland Chief: Defunding Police will Make City Less Safe

Oakland Chief: Defunding Police will Make City Less Safe

In a briefing Monday morning, Armstrong made the case that the change in funding, and reduced ability to hire new officers as a result, would prevent Oakland police from adequately completing even day-to-day tasks like traffic enforcement and responding to emergency calls.

June 30, 2021

Miami-Area Agencies Team Up for Anti-Crime Strategy

Miami-Area Agencies Team Up for Anti-Crime Strategy

“I’ve never had to mobilize the entire county,” Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez said about what distinguishes this operation from others. “Our other crime initiatives were always for a specific area that was experiencing a trend, a hot spot.”

June 30, 2021

Bratton: I Would Not Take a Chief's Job Today

Bratton: I Would Not Take a Chief's Job Today

Bratton said the sentiment in major cities toward law enforcement reminds him of the 1970s when similarly progressive policies led to surges in crime and violence.

June 16, 2021

Atlanta Chief Plans to Restructure Agency Over City's Rising Violence
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