Public Safety Policing, Crime Control
March 8th, 2022 1 Minute Read Public Filings by Charles Fain Lehman

Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Charles Fain Lehman testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security in a hearing entitled "Reimagining Public Safety in the COVID-19 Era."


Thank you to the committee for the invitation to speak to you today about the future of American policing. While I am sure many of my fellow guests will call on you to redefine the role of the police in our society, I am here to challenge the idea that “reimagination” is good. My case is a simple one: police are an effective means for controlling crime. Any significant reduction in their number or responsibilities would come at substantial loss to public safety.

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Charles Fain Lehman is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.


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