Friday, July 20, 2012
Ramping up drug war wrong approach to East Austin crime
The Austin Statesman this morning published an op ed by yours truly on the failure of drug-war based crime fighting strategies in Central East Austin, arguing that arresting hundreds of people on drug charges hasn't worked to eliminate open air drug markets, has produced severe unintended consequences, and doesn't directly attack the types of crimes folks in the neighborhood are most concerned about. See related, recent Grits posts here and here.
Posted by Gritsforbreakfast at 6:17 AM