So how does Philadelphia respond to a spate of officer shootings? Tougher laws against criminals? More police officers on the streets? No. This is how they respond.
Don’t get me wrong, for former criminals that really do want to start a new life, I think they need to be able to get jobs. But this is not a crime control measure, it’s a feel good measure. Until Philadelphia gets serious about crime control, rather than just feeling good that something is being done, nothing is ever going to change.