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    Crime & Public Safety
    New Democrats favor a strategy of community-based crime-fighting focused on prevention, reasonable gun control, community-oriented policing and prosecuting, and a new focus on reintegrating offenders into communities as lawabiding and productive citizens.
    The Boston Globe | Opinion October 21, 2009
    Policing Our Cyberstreets
    By Bruce Reed and Marc Dunkelman
    The information age has equipped the nation to tackle longstanding problems with new technologies. But with those additional tools comes a new set of risks. And unless we develop an approach that aligns accountability in the world of cybersecurity with the means to protect the nation, we leave ourselves unnecessarily exposed.


    DLC | New Dem Of The Week September 17, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Janet Napolitano
    Last week, the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School announced the winners of the 2008 Innovations in American Government Awards. Six government initiatives were honored, one of which was the Getting Ready: Keeping Communities Safe program, created by the Arizona Department of Corrections. The program is just one of many innovative programs implemented in Arizona since Gov. Janet Napolitano took office in 2003.


    PPI | Policy Report July 23, 2008
    Stop Revolving-Door Justice
    By Jason Newman
    Faced with overcrowded prisons and the highest incarceration rate in U.S. history, officials are struggling to cope with the rising number of prisoners released back into society -- too often to commit new crimes. More and more Americans are being caught in the cycle of this 'revolving-door justice.' In this paper, Jason Newman, the DLC's state and local policy director, tackles this problem at its source and promotes a systemic change in the correctional system.


    DLC | New Dem Of The Week June 18, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Lisa Madigan
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been dedicated to helping the citizens of Illinois deal with the housing crisis, and she has been recognized by community groups for her work.


    DLC | New Dem Of The Week May 21, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Michael Nutter
    For more than a decade, we saw dramatic reductions in crime rates across the country. Now, crime rates in many major cities are again on the rise. Upon his election as mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter declared community safety one of his top priorities.


    DLC | New Dem Of The Week May 14, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Richard Blumenthal and Roy Cooper
    Last week, Attorneys General Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Roy Cooper (NC) finalized an agreement with Facebook to implement new safety and privacy rules on the popular website.


    DLC | New Dem Of The Week April 16, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Chris Gregoire
    Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed a criminal gang measure into law in order to help combat growing gang violence in her state.


    DLC | New Dem Dispatch June 8, 2007
    Crime Up, COPS Down
    It's certainly no time to deny police departments the help they need to turn around the upsurge in violent crime. And we encourage presidential candidates in both parties to make this a serious issue in 2008.


    DLC | New Dem Daily September 29, 2004
    How to Kill an Idea
    Like the recent decision by the Republican congressional leadership to let another initiative strongly supported by police officers, the assault gun ban, go to its grave, the assault on COPS represents the triumph of ideology over ideas, and of partisanship over policies that work.


    DLC | New Dem Daily September 9, 2004
    Surrendering the Assault Weapons Ban
    In the fight to keep military weapons off our streets, the president and his closest friends have simply surrendered.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine January 8, 2004
    The Return of Rising Crime Rates
    By Jose Cerda III
    During the Clinton administration, fighting crime was a top priority. But the Bush administration has put the fight against crime on the back burner. Not surprisingly, crime has started to rise again.


    Americans for Gun Safety | Poll October 16, 2003
    Winning the Gun Vote
    By Mark J. Penn & Peter Brodnitz
    By becoming both pro safety and pro gun rights, Democrats can do right on both the politics and policy and make a realignment of a sizeable portion of gun owners possible.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine July 27, 2003
    Guns and Values
    By Jim Kessler, Matt Bennett, and Jonathan Cowan
    Democrats can grab the center of the gun debate. But it's framing the message that matters.


    PPI | Testimony May 20, 2003
    Can the Use of Factual Data Analysis Strengthen National Security?
    By John D. Cohen
    Testimony before the House Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine April 15, 2003
    CompStat, Version 2.0
    By David Billings
    A Florida sheriff is using high-tech accountability to dramatically lower crime rates.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine April 15, 2003
    First Responders Last
    By Rob Lott
    Firefighters and EMS workers aren't getting the funds they need. And many are working two and three jobs.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine April 8, 2003
    Cop Crunch
    By Jose Cerda III
    A new DLC study shows that the Bush administration is hollowing out our police forces. While the White House refuses to adequately fund first responders, police face rising crime and terror threats. That's why we need a new vision of law enforcement that makes police key players in homeland security.


    DLC | Briefing April 8, 2003
    Cop Out: City-by-City Survey Results
    City-by-city data for the 44 major urban police departments surveyed in "Cop Out: The Soldiers Bush Forgot," by DLC senior policy adviser Jose Cerda III, a report illustrating the extent of America's cop crunch.


    DLC | New Dem Daily March 3, 2003
    Bush Blasts Congress for Failing to Rob Paul to Pay Paul
    Republicans at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are clearly determined to push state and local law enforcement to the wall at a time when they are not only assuming enormous new homeland security duties, but are also dealing with rising crime rates.


    DLC | Blueprint Magazine February 11, 2003
    Bill Bratton's New Challenge: Los Angeles
    By Rob Lott
    Can the police chief who turned around New York and Boston work his magic in gang-riddled L.A.?


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