Editorial: Poisoning police reform

As part of his reelection campaign, Donald Trump would have us believe that he’s jumped aboard the criminal justice reform bandwagon. He spent $5 million on a Super Bowl ad showing his signing of the First Step Act, which forced the resentencing of thousands of drug and nonviolent federal prisoners across the country.That law — which President Barack Obama couldn’t get through a Republican Congress — is surely positive.But in classic bait-and-switch fashion, Trump has actually undermined most police reform efforts, in particular dismissing most in the post-George Floyd moment. Indeed, the mark…

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