Sometimes, we need to employ tough measures in our predominantly liberal cities. Stop and frisk and zero-tolerance drug policy are just what we need to keep our cities from turning into murder central ghettos. It isn’t perfect, but to achieve justice, we need to do it gradually, with order.
If you wrote this article in the 1980s, you would be spot on.
Today, the vast majority of progressives are against these policies, and support getting ride of the private prison system, which is a money-making machine designed to use the inequity in our legal system to imprison a huge number of young black men.