Harvard University Professor Roland Fryer argued this week that defunding the police “could cost thousands of Black lives.” Leftist activists around the nation have called on their local governments to divert funding away from their police forces.
According to a report by the College Fix, Harvard Professor Roland Fryer, himself black, recently published research that suggests that defunding America’s police forces could cost “thousands of black lives.”
Fryer argued this week that the recent calls to “defund” police forces could lead to disastrous consequences. “Defunding the police is not a solution and could cost thousands of black lives,” Roland Fryer wrote in an email to the College Fix.
Fryer’s new paper, which is titled “Policing the Police: The Impact of “Pattern-or-Practice Investigations on Crime,” provides some insights on the relationship between police and their local communities in the United States. The report revealed that homicides skyrocketed in the aftermath of viral police incidents. In other words, police were less likely to be an active presence in certain neighborhoods during periods in which they were facing scrutiny over viral incidents.