How to dramatically reduce gun violence in American cities
America’s urban gun violence problem can feel intractable. But Thomas Abt’s new book, Bleeding Out, offers a solution.
I wrote an in-depth piece today about how to combat urban gun violence without gun control, inspired by
’s new book, Bleeding Out. You should read the full article (linked below), but here’s a thread.
I was also pretty skeptical, as someone who has covered some of the abuses of law enforcement over the years, about the role and importance of police in crime fighting. But
helped show me that there is a right way to use police effectively.
Asheley Van Ness
Worth reading! Thomas Abt's new book Bleeding Out calls for a more focused, balanced, and fair strategy that leverages not just the police but also social service and public health agencies and the community
Noah Smith 🐇
This is probably the best article on policing and violence that I've ever read. We now probably know the right way to do community policing. And it's already saving hundreds of lives.
Nice overview of
's new book. In short, a combo of social services and focused deterrence effectively reduce gun violence in urban areas
How should we reduce urban gun violence? 1. Focus law enforcement on the small segment of the population that is most likely to commit violent crimes 2. Provide social services and support to that small segment to give them "a way out"