CNN Blames Record Raise in Homicide on Police, Guns

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[See NewsBusters for more.] Responding to an FBI report on Monday that shows homicides have increased an unprecedented 30% over the past year, CNN Newsroom host Erica Hill sought to figure out why. Ultimately she concluded that it was the police themselves and guns.

In a segment with professor and criminologist Richard Rosenfeld, Hill inquired about the police themselves, "You noted in some of your findings that urgent action was required in terms of the rates of homicide, saying 'enacting needed police reforms will be essential.' Specifically, what type of reforms do you think are essential here?" 

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