Dan Berger: "In Seattle city attorney race, beware of ‘rising crime’ alarmism"


IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an op-ed in Crosscut on the Seattle city attorney race. Berger discussed the race between abolitionist Nicole Thomas-Kennedy and Republican Ann Davison in the context of progressive prosecutors in other cities around the country.

“Discussions of crime evoke strong feelings,” Berger writes. “They should also spark consideration of the evidence. No less than abolition, “rising crime” is a story. It is a story about the society we live in, the one we want to live in and how to get from here to there.” 

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