Alternate Title: Memorandum on Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Violent Crime for Department of Justice Employees from the Deputy Attorney General, May 26, 2021
From the Document: "The Department [of Justice] is committed to addressing the epidemic of gun violence and other violent crime that has taken the lives of too many people in our communities. That commitment requires regular review to ensure that our approach remains effective, grounded in research, and consistent with our values. And this is an important moment for reassessment. After decades of falling sharply, preliminary statistics suggest that certain categories of violent crime increased significantly last year. We have faced a national public health emergency that put people out of work, closed schools, created pressures at home, limited social services, impacted criminal justice systems, and generally disrupted social activity. We have seen civil unrest as people question the legitimacy of our institutions and the role of law enforcement in society. We cannot be effective in guarding the safety of our communities without their confidence in police and policing. And we know that violent crime is not a problem that can be solved by law enforcement alone."
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