Posted May 19, 2016 12:00 pm by Comments

By Robert Farago

University of Toronto Sociology Professor Jooyoung Lee reckons that sending police into high crime areas is a bad idea. He consider it too “punitive.” Instead “we should be sending resources into these communities that can help get conditions that would deter youth from getting involved in things, drug dealing, gangs . . .” And what resources would those be? After school programs. Basketball leagues. Tutoring. Mentors. Arts education. Apparently social science research has shown that these programs have a “longer term impact on reducing violent crimes in communities.” Meanwhile, Canada’s gun laws keep law-abiding residents disarmed. Laws driven by thinking like this.

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