As violent crime continues to rise across the country, Dr. Phil invites everyday citizens, law enforcement, and policymakers to discuss this burning issue. Alana says she was pistol-whipped, shot in the face, and left for dead during an attempted carjacking at her local supermarket last year. She says she encourages everyone to learn to defend themselves and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Then, Aaron is a former police officer who quit in 2018 because he says he could no longer stand the lack of support from the media and the public regarding law enforcement. Emada Tingirides, an LAPD officer of 27 years, says the police’s priority is safety on the streets. And, Thomas Abt, a lawyer and criminal reform policy advisor, says that while crime is high, it is not as widespread as the media would have us believe. Watch while Aaron, Emada and Thomas debate what they believe to be the solution to the violent crime epidemic.

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