Responses: Randall Kennedy

Responses: Randall Kennedy

I agree with Michael Tomasky that public safety is an essential public good, that there is no good reason for the left to cede to the right the law-and-order issue, that poor people have a special need for effective law enforcement because they lack the resources to obtain private protective services for themselves, and that significant sectors of the left have demonstrated too much solicitude for street criminals and too little for the victims and potential victims of drug dealers, muggers, pocketbook snatchers, rapists, murderers, and other assorted dangerous hooligans.

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