Public Safety, Private Donor: What Should We Make of This Big Grant to Fight Crime?

| January 13, 2018

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Crime is spiraling upward in Baltimore, and Bloomberg Philanthropies is assisting the city with a $5 million grant to pay for crime-fighting technology aimed at stemming that tide.The grant money will fund 60 new surveillance cameras, new mobile license plate readers, and gunshot detection software to cover high-crime city neighborhoods.“Equipping our police officers with the tools they need to fight and solve crime is a critical component of our violence reduction strategy,” said Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. “This grant will help provide state-of-the-art equipment to our police force to ensure the safety of our city’s citizens and visitors.”OK, now, let’s pause right there.When you think of government’s core responsibilities, public safety is right up near the top of the list. Meanwhile, through a century of modern philanthropy, there’s been wide agreement within the field that private money should mainly support those things the public sector can’t, won’t or shouldn’t do—or be used in ways that catalyze new government action and leverage its resources. Philanthropy has often been described as society’s “risk capital” or its “passing gear.”

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