THE NEW YORK TIMES: Trump Wants to Get Tough on Crime. Victims Don’t Agree.

August 25th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “THE NEW YORK TIMES: Trump Wants to Get Tough on Crime. Victims Don’t Agree.”

Sending more people to prison, deporting illegal immigrants, cracking down on marijuana use — those are some of the things the Trump administration has said will make America safer.

But what do crime victims think about all this? It is a group whose views are rarely measured, but a poll commissioned by the Alliance for Safety and Justice sought to find out.

A few notes of caution: The group supports criminal justice reform, including incarcerating fewer people, and seeks to promote the voices of victims who agree. […]

But it is a rare chance to hear from victims, more than 800 of whom were asked about their views on the administration’s criminal justice policies. By and large, their priorities appear very different from the president’s.

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