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There is a really strong media apparatus, if that’s a good way to put it, that ensures that the very idea of any reduction of police officers, that very idea is directly connected to our ideas of crime. Like I feel like we can often only understand crime through this lens of the police, how many officers there are, how police officers are funded, how many cops there are on the street, which is, I think, an incomplete understanding of what crime is.

We have on journalist Katya Schwenk to discuss her Baffler Magazine article, "The Crime Wave That Wasn't."