CHARLOTTE – As Pandemic Panic enabled public health officials to morph into empowered authoritarians in 2020, the Queen City is now turning to a ‘Public Health Approach’ to quell the massive spikes in violent crime that have only been exacerbated by the anti-police Woke Mobs on the March this year.
This, from the City of Charlotte:
“In 2019, more than 100 homicides occurred in Charlotte — an 80 percent increase over the previous year and the city’s highest number of homicides since the early 1990s — and hospital emergency departments treated more than 4,000 Mecklenburg County residents for assault-related injuries.
In response to the increase in violence and a renewed call from the community for police reform and racial justice, the city has adopted a new public health approach to prevent violent crime. This approach emphasizes the use of data and support from several sectors including health, education, social services, private industries and community members.
A component of the strategy is a new tool, the Community Violence Data Dashboard, that will help the city and its partners better understand violent crime. The dashboard displays violent crime data by type (ex. homicides, youth violence, intimate partner violence, etc.) and identifies locations by neighborhood or Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) identified priority areas. The dashboard is also linked to the Quality of Life Explorer, to learn more about social determinants of health indicators such as poverty, education, employment and other factors that could influence violence.
“Presenting the data this way begins to lay the foundation for working with our partners to start the work to reduce violent crime in our community,” said Assistant City Manager Angela Charles. “Having a better understanding of the contributing factors will help us develop more effective intervention strategies to de-escalate tensions that could lead to violence.” […]”
Social Justice has now yielded Social Policing of violent crime; leveraging the invasive and consistently heavy-handed approach taken by Public Health in the Pandemic Panic. Great.
What do you think the result will be? Get more info on the Public Health Approach to Reducing Violent Crime here.