The wasteful legacy of Clinton's 100,000 new cops plan.

The wasteful legacy of Clinton's 100,000 new cops plan.

The wasteful legacy of Clinton's 100,000 new cops plan.

Who's winning, who's losing, and why.
Nov. 12 2001 3:38 PM

Invisible COPS 

How Clinton's plan to field 100,000 new police turned into a pork barrel as usual.

 

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Given the fear of street crime that gripped the nation a decade ago in the wake of the crack epidemic of the '80s, dumping a lot of money and police on the problem may have been a defensible response. Today, with terrorism the dominant anxiety and the promise of COPS still unproven, it's a luxury we can no longer afford.