Political Pandering to the Anti-Police Agenda Is Costing Lives

A demonstrator holds a sign during events marking Juneteenth in New York City City, June 19, 2020. (Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters)
Elected and appointed officials in local and state government have abdicated the first responsibility of the offices they hold.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he only people who might better know the streets of urban America than the cops who patrol them are the crooks who haunt them. What can the criminals tell us now about the state of our cities? The crooks know that the streets and alleys are being returned to them and that the police are in retreat. That is unmistakably the case as crime, particularly violent crime, is exploding all over urban America. I was deputy attorney general the last time we suffered a crime wave of national proportions and had to learn the why of it in order to

George J. Terwilliger III is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP in Washington, D.C. He has served as deputy attorney general, represented the Bush-Cheney campaign in the 2000 Florida recount, and served as counsel to a Senate committee investigating a contested Senate election.

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