Extra: Why Blue Cities Are Backing Away From Progressive Crime Policies

There’s pushback on some progressive policies lately¬†in liberal strongholds, spurred by crime.

In San Francisco,¬†voters passed two ballot propositions from the city’s Democratic Mayor London Breed,¬†¬†including¬†drug screening¬†and treatment¬†for some city welfare recipients, though sobriety is not a requirement.

The measure also changes police policy and procedure. Officers will now have more leeway to chase someone believed to be committing a felony or violent misdemeanor,  and they can use drones, facial recognition technology, and public surveillance cameras.

In¬†Washington D.C., the¬†city council passed a crime bill¬†that¬†makes it easier for judges to keep certain violent suspects behind bars before trial,¬†expands the definition of carjacking, and creates a new crime for organized retail theft.¬†It also allows DNA collection after arrests–but¬†it’s¬†limited to suspects in violent felonies and sexual assault misdemeanors–and only after a judge finds probable cause.

Opponents of these shifts in San Francisco and D.C. have some concerns in common, including a focus on penalties instead of help and the potential for disproportionate impacts on minorities.

Earlier this week, host Lisa Brady spoke to Rafael Mangual, criminal justice expert and the Nick Ohnell Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, about these changes, how effective they may be, and why Democrats across the country are changing their messaging on the crime issue.

Mangual also weighed in on the¬†New York Democratic Governor’s decision to¬†deploy hundreds of National Guard members¬†to help crack down on violent crime in New York City’s subways.

We made edits for time and thought you might like to hear more about this shift in how cities and Blue states are addressing crime. On today’s FOX News Rundown Extra, you’ll hear our entire conversation with criminal justice expert¬†Rafael Mangual.

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