The tumultuous summer of 2020 prompted Americans to question our country’s criminal justice system. Fueled by death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, political leaders and the media used these examples and others to attack police, prosecutors, and the rule of law.

Today, we know they peddled a false narrative. Unfortunately, we’re seeing the consequences of their policies.

It’s thanks to the work of scholars like Rafael Mangual at the Manhattan Institute that we know the truth about criminal justice in the United States. He’s the author of a new book, “Criminal (In)Justice: What the Push for Decarceration and Depolicing Gets Wrong and Who It Hurts Most.”

Mangual is the Nick Ohnell fellow and head of research for the Policing and Public Safety Initiative at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.


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