Seattle police officers have taught officers elsewhere how to run a “hotel op,” an Internet sting designed to catch men who buy sex.October 15, 2014 | https://thecrimereport.org/2014/10/15/2014-10-seattle-vs-sex-crimes/
President Trump’s order limiting federal funding to "sanctuary cities" was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said federal funding could be withheld only with congressional authorization . . .
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Seven mayors from western states where marijuana has been legalized say it is time for the federal government to catch up with a trend they say will inevitably lead to lawful availability of weed nationwide . . .
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A Bronx-based organization has raised $30 million to take its bail advocacy nationwide. The Bail Project is scheduled to open offices in St. Louis and Tulsa, Okla., in January and spread to more than three dozen cities in the next five years.November 13, 2017 | https://thecrimereport.org/2017/11/13/nationwide-bail-project-seeks-jail-release-for-the-poor/
Chicago federal judge says Attorney General Jeff Sessions likely exceeded his authority in imposing new standards governing federal anticrime grants . . .
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Mirroring President Trump's anticrime rhetoric, several Republican governors are sending in state troopers to combat violence in big cities. Democratic St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson favors the idea but some residents are dubious . . .
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An anti-violence campaign in Baltimore is branded with a plaintive plea: "Nobody kill anybody." But the rate of murder in Baltimore, Detroit and St. Louis continued unabated in the first half of 2017 . . .
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So far, this year’s increase is considerably smaller than it was in each of the past two years. If recent numbers hold, the nation’s murder rate will likely rise but remain low relative to where it was from the late 1960s through the 1990s . . .
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Those on the frontlines of gun violence continue to innovate and make progress, even as the gun lobby’s allies in Congress try to obstruct it . . .
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Ten FBI agents have been assigned to assist Oakland, a city with a high murder rate, part of a larger effort to improve homicide clearance rates, which dropped nationwide from more than 90 percent in the 1950s to 64 percent in 2014, reports the Wall Street Journal.October 27, 2015 | https://thecrimereport.org/2015/10/27/2015-10-fbi-helps-local-police/