Free Thoughts

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What's Next for Criminal Justice Reform (with John Pfaff)

John Pfaff describes how the pandemic lockdown helped push down many crimes, but last year saw an unprecedented spike in homicides nationwide, likely more than twice the largest previous one-year rise. The spike in homicides will surely alter the politics of reform, now and in the years ahead.

Was there a COVID crime wave? Are shooting underreported or over-reported?

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