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Americans Want Policing Reform But Reject Abolition: Gallup Poll

Abolishing the police was not a majority opinion held by any group in a Gallup poll released Wednesday, regardless of race, age, or political affiliation. Forty-seven percent of overall respondents said funds should be shifted from police departments to social services.

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Homicides Decline, But Report Warns Against ‘Complacency’

Homicide rates fell in April and May in most large cities as part of a general decline in street crime caused by restrictions imposed to contain COVID-19, but a report from Arnold Ventures adds “there’s reason to think 2020 will be more violent than 2019.”