The case for hiring more police officers

Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination find themselves in the odd situation of trying to prove they aren’t tough on crime.

Joe Biden hasn’t officially declared, but to keep his options open he’s already apologized for his role in criminal justice policy in the 1980s and 1990s“Kamala is a cop” has been deployed as an insult, though Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) assures voters that she is “taking full responsibility” for excesses as a prosecutor in California. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), meanwhile, has earned plaudits from Vox for being the rare politician to express openness to shorter prison sentences, even for violent offenders.

Read the full Vox article by Matthew Yglesias.