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I’ve Been Targeted by Police. True Public Safety Means Ending Unnecessary Police Stops.

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Community Violence Interventions—Not More Police—Are the Future of Public Safety

Gun violence is rising across the country—in big cities and rural communities, in red states and blue ones. Especially hard hit are Black communities and other communities of color that have experienced decades of disinvestment. But more policing isn’t the answer. Our overreliance on the tools of arrest, prosecution, and incarceration has harmed co ...

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