Why police can’t fix urban America’s violent crime problem


Cities across the U.S. are experiencing a spike in violent crime. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) Last May, newly elected D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser met with city youths to discuss their concerns about policing and urban violence. Bowser insisted that the key to preventing the kind of riots that had raged in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo. is to listen to young people’s grievances and provide them with better opportunities. “They want to share with adults and government officials and the police what they have experienced in their neighborhoods, and it’s high time we listen,” she said in a radio interview about the […]