Even more interesting than the debate is the article itself, which examines the ways that involvement with the criminal justice system influences political attitudes and behaviors. As Ms. Weaver describes in the debate, many individuals in communities with high police presence "see a fundamentally different kind of democracy." This "democracy" is one to avoid at all cost. These interactions not only influence one's level of public trust in democratic institutions and processes, but effect his/her liklihood of civic engagement, from voting to attending a PTA meeting. Read the article here.