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Shootings, Other Crimes Spike in the Poorest Neighborhoods When Cops Pull Back

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “If there’s one lesson from the unrest and anti-police agitation in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, it’s that poor minorities living in distressed neighborhoods pay the highest price—in fear and in blood—when the cops retreat and the worst elements feel emboldened,” Rich Lowry writes in National Review.
 
“The spikes in shootings in cities around the country haven’t taken place in high-end neighborhoods . . . No, they blight the most marginal neighborhoods and make everyday life a hazard for people who have no option but to live in a tough place.”

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