After heavy paybacks and the rise in violent crime that haunts cities across America, those cities are seeing a decline in the hiring of black police officers.
Unfortunately, we have reached this point in American history, and if you think about it, since the ’90s, we have been on this community of police, where we have been trying to increase our diverse range of officers. The officers in our communities. It only took five years, ”Texas congressional candidate Trey Penny told” Fox & Friends. “
The former Dallas police sergeant spoke about recent conversations with young blacks about joining the police force.
“I got off the bus with a group of young African-Americans. They were trying to get the police to get involved. A man told me I didn’t talk to any casteist police. I started talking to a young man. I pulled out my ID and I told him I was 22 years police.” I broke that ice. And he was thrilled and these kids were excited to see I was a police officer, “said Penny, encouraging police agencies to engage with more young people in their communities.
Murders 16% Across Major US Cities in 2021: Report
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“Black employment in the Philadelphia Police Department has fallen 19 percent since 2017 Number of black officers The Chicago Police Department is down 12 percent since May 2019. Washington DC, the leading provider of minority-police recruitment, is down 25 percent 1998, When two thirds of officers are black 50 percent todayStill, the city was white at the time. The LAPD looked at one A 24 percent drop Among black officers, from 1,175 in 2010 to 885 today, the ranks of the department have shrunk, too, ”Graham wrote.
Meanwhile, the murders Prominently increased by 16% US cities So far in 2021 compared to 2020, the new report shows.
There were 259 more murders in the first half of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020, and 548 murders in the 29 cities of the United States compared to the first half of 2019. Thursday Update Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) for the epidemic crime report.
Updated findings of the study suggest an upward trend in violent crime, which the CCJ, a non-criminal criminal justice organization, launched in 2020 COVID-19 The epidemic, though, is likely to increase the number of murders between the first and second quarters of this year, CCJ noted.
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Former NYPD detective Dr. Oscar Odom agreed with Penny, pointing to increased recruitment at historically black colleges and universities and through the military.
In addition, the tuition reimbursement program draws more African-American recruits, especially those with college degrees, he said.
“If you say something like a loan waiver, tuition repayment or you’ve worked for five years in the police department, we freeze your debt. It gets them in the door. Then they may like what they’re doing and see how they’re returning to the community and stay in the police department,” Said Odom.
“But, we have to go there. Given the Kovid-19, people are realizing that the work-life balance has changed. It’s a risky job. It’s rewarding. It’s dangerous. We need to look at those things and the public.
Audrey Conklin of LBL contributed to this report.