#46: What Citizens in High Crime Areas Think About Police


Americans who live in high-crime neighborhoods often get portrayed as anti-police, but an Urban Institute study released in February shows something different: strong respect for the law and a willingness to help with public safety.

Pittsburgh-based journalist Brentin Mock says the U.S. Justice Department has it all wrong about black citizens’ willingness to help.

"What Police and Poor Communities Really Think of Each Other," CityLab, Feb. 23, 2017

Mock also cites a recent Pew Research study that found one in five police officers frequently feel angry and frustrated on the job.