In 1994, U.S. officials on both the federal and local levels attempted to grapple with the issue of violent crime, which opinion polls showed to be high on the public’s agenda. Congress passed a sweeping $30 billion crime bill designed to provide additional local police officers, help build new prisons, and support crime prevention programs. A Central Intelligence Agency official whose role as a double agent greatly damaged the country’s intelligence operations was sentenced to life in prison. Statistics showed that violent crime among young people was rising dramatically. And in a case that riveted public attention, former football star O. J. Simpson was arrested and accused of murdering his ex-wife along with a friend of hers.
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