‘Minneapolis Effect’ Leading to ‘Skyrocketing’ Violence Around the Country, Expert Says

Article Link: https://www.westernjournal.com/minneapolis-effect-leading-skyrocketing-violence-around-country-expert-says/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

When cities cut the police, Americans bleed. That is the contention advanced by one researcher who believes that the full-scale retreat from supporting police that has taken place in Minneapolis and other cities is fueling an increase in violence that is claiming American lives. “I think what Minneapolis is seeing is the same thing we’re seeing all over the country,” Paul Cassell, a professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law and a former federal judge, told KMSP-TV. “We’re seeing a reduction in proactive policing, and as a result of that homicide and shootings are skyrocketing all over the country.”