An interesting article on push back to the promised Trump “tough on crime” policies. This is likely to hit home in Belmont as well, especially with a planned sanctuary community article at the upcoming April Town Meeting.
Not surprisingly, President Trump’s approach to crime, which began to take shape in a series of moves last week, generated swift criticism from liberals and civil rights groups. But it also stirred dissent from another quarter: prominent police chiefs and prosecutors who fear that the new administration is out of step with evidence that public safety depends on building trust, increasing mental health and drug addiction treatment, and using alternatives to prosecution and incarceration. “We need not use a