What to Know: Efforts to reform policing practices and departments are getting news nationwide. In New Mexico, for example, the Albuquerque mayor has appointed a former state treasurer to lead the reform process. It’s part of a bigger trend of criminal justice reform.
The TPPF Take: Conservatives should support efforts to reform policing according to sound principles.
“Conservatives, as a rule, support their local police departments, and that’s right and proper,” says TPPF’s Randy Petersen. “But they should also support efforts to ensure that police powers are used judiciously and with respect for individual rights.”
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