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How being “tough on crime” became a political liability

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Salon and Yahoo News (via The Conversation) featured commentary from Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on how being ‘tough on crime’ became a liability politically.

“In the past, I would have scoffed at the notion of a progressive prosecutor. It would have seemed like a ridiculous oxymoron. But in one of the most stunning shifts in American politics in recent memory, a wave of elected prosecutors have bucked a decades long tough-on-crime approach adopted by both major parties,” he wrote.

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