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Policing Skid Row: Is the Safer Cities Initiative the Right Approach?

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, January 17, 2008, at 09:44AM
Policing Skid Row Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The Manhattan Institute is holding a morning conference on policing Skid Row at the Marriott. I'm doing light updates over on blogdowntown's twitter. We'll have a real write up later in the day. Feel free to follow along or to wait for real text.

Update (11am): We're at the first break, following a session that included Commander Andy Smith and author Heather MacDonald, whose City Journal article on the Safer Cities Initiative sparked a lot of conversation in the fall (and was excerpted for the Wall Street Journal and L.A. Times. The two tended to have a common focus in their comments: Safer Cities is about restoring a sense of order to the community. Also on the panel, Mark Kleiman from UCLA and Carol Wilkins from the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

A full write-up was posted this evening.

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