Lester Spence

Johns Hopkins University

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Assistant Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and contributor to publications including The Nation, he's currently working on a book about hip-hop and politics

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So-called "zero tolerance" policing has been embraced as a way of reducing major crimes by focusing on minor ones.

How local cops are becoming tax collectors

So-called "zero tolerance" policing has been embraced as a way of reducing major crimes by focusing on minor ones.

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So-called "zero tolerance" policing has been embraced as a way of reducing major crimes by focusing on minor ones.

How local cops are becoming tax collectors

So-called "zero tolerance" policing has been embraced as a way of reducing major crimes by focusing on minor ones.

from To the Point

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Detroit has not asked for a federal bailout but, the issue is causing partisan squabbles in Washington anyway. For the moment, the city is on it’s own.

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