The rise in political violence not only has a personal impact on the targeted individual, but also disrupts democratic processes and chills the desire of others to participate in government and civic duties. Public servants have been forced to publicly defend themselves against coordinated attacks or step down from their roles entirely.The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) has released a report titled: "Prosecutors and Politics: Collaborative Strategies and Model Policies for Addressing Threats and Acts of Political Violence". This report lays out the recommendations of a bipartisan convening that took place in Detroit, Michigan and gathered prosecutors from the Great Lakes region, federal partners, law enforcement, and national experts in political violence. The report enumerates a set of recommendations and model strategies for state and local prosecutors to address the drastic rise in threats and acts of political violence across the United State as prosecutors address this new level of violence in their community, while also facing threats and acts against them and their families.
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