By focusing only on automobile violations that are an immediate concern to public safety, a city in North Carolina was able to save lives and reign in officer misconduct. Supporters suggest it could be a nationwide model for replacing the practice of pretext traffic stops which disproportionately affect people of color.
Acknowledging that mandatory sentences have had a disproportionate effect on individuals of color, legislators in several states have introduced proposals to end the practice for certain nonviolent offenses. A similar rethink is underway at the federal level.
In the year since Chicago legalized recreational marijuana, some are able to enjoy the drug without consequence, while others continue to suffer from the policies of the drug war. In 2020, Blacks represented three-quarters of all arrests for marijuana.
Reflecting two extremes in the ongoing debate around gun violence and gun restrictions, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing to solidify New Jersey’s status as one of the most restrictive in the nation for firearms, while the Texas House on Thursday gave initial approval to a measure that would allow carrying a handgun in Texas without a permit.
A data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website has revealed that serving police officers and public officials have donated money to fundraisers for accused vigilante murderers, such as Kyle Rittenhouse, far-right activists, and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans,
The new officials in charge of securing the nation’s cyber infrastructure take their posts in the aftermath of a GAO report that called for an overhaul of the faulty cybersecurity policies of the past administration.
Nearly three months into office, Joe Biden’s administration is seizing land near the southern border, fueling fears that the government will continue building a border wall despite Biden’s many promises to the contrary