After Hitler was defeated and the Russians came through Berlin and devastated it with widespread murders and sexual assaults, everyone in Germany still alive was starving, dying in the streets for lack of anything to eat. If you had a job, you could eat. If not, you starved and died.
By way of background, from 2011-2016 I was the harbor master of the Alameda Marina. At that time the estuary was inundated with anchor-outs, 40-50, a real Waterworld. Our marina suffered considerable crime, primarily the theft of outboard motors from dry stored vessels.
As a former community prosecutor in Oakland, and as a retired sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department, we are deeply invested in community safety. That requires that we identify and foster solutions to the criminal justice system’s many fundamental issues and flaws.