Crime Isn’t Rising, But ‘Dystopian Capitalism’ Makes Us Think It Is
In the United States, the mainstream media plays a large role in establishing a false perception of crime and causing panic. Part of this is the consistent promotion of more police as a solution, even when the evidence says the opposite.
Civil Rights Corps attorney Kiah Duggins, who litigates against police abuse and unconstitutional bail practices, debunks this myth.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .