Professor Susanna Blumenthal
Susanna Blumenthal
William Prosser Professor of Law and Professor of History
Co-Director of the Program in Law and History

Prof. Susanna Blumenthal Speaks to ABC News about Public Safety Amendment

Professor Susanna Blumenthal told ABC News that the amendment could have had a lasting impact.

"The history we need to reckon with has to do with the repeated failures of liberal reform: The failure to see that the problems of crime and violence are symptoms of deeper, systemic inequities in education, employment, housing and health care. Instead of investing in communities and social programs designed to redress these inequities, resources have been poured into law enforcement agencies to improve policing," Blumenthal said. "Given this history of police reform, I can understand the strongly felt need to reimagine public safety."