I can remember reading in the 1990s the statistics on black women who were getting murdered at high rates, and this being a justification for expansion of police powers. I’m not really interested in your digging up statistics. Let’s just admit that all the mainstream politicians including many who are now old and running for president or soon to be for vp honestly believed they were protecting innocent victims from murder and were acting in good faith. The main cause of death during the opioid epidemic has been overdose; during the crack epidemic, it was murder.
The mainstream now has decided that super-predator legislation was racist, at least systemically which might as well be the same thing as you will be attacked and condemned for the systemic kind as much as for the regular kind.
How is this not historical amnesia? And if so, I don’t see us doing anything except repeating this cycle: a widespread loosening of law enforcement and sentencing, a following wave of murder, a reaction when innocent bystanders especially women are abused and killed, children are neglected and killed, and then another clampdown where everybody forgets what they said today, except to call whoever is running in 2044 “soft on crime”.