By Charlie Sorrel

People in highly policed neighborhoods don’t have many complaints about following the law. When it comes to the people who administer the law, though, it’s a different story.

People in highly policed neighborhoods don’t have many complaints about following the law. When it comes to the people who administer the law, though, it’s a different story.

We know that police target poor communities, but how do the people in those communities view the police? Unsurprisingly, not too well: Because of how aggressively police target people in high-crime neighborhoods with pretextual stops, excessive violence, and other tactics, residents may justifiably be wary of helping cops to prevent and solve actual crime. But new research from the Urban Institute shows that while people in high-crime areas don’t view police too favorably, they’re willing to work with them because they respect the law and its power to rein in the bad actors in their neighborhoods.

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