New Crime Stats Run Counter to Trump’s Dystopian View

Crime is way down in places like San Diego, Rocky Mount, N.C., and Lowell, Mass. Meanwhile, police chiefs hope to show President Trump and his new attorney general that their view of “American carnage” is a distortion of reality.

Trump Issues Anticrime Directives; Are They Needed?

President’s orders seek to define new federal crimes, and increase penalties for existing ones, to further protect local and federal officers from acts of violence, and dismantle international drug cartels. “President Trump intends to build task forces to investigate and stop national trends that don’t exist,” said Jeffrey Robinson of the American Civil Liberties Union.