A letter signed by 20 criminal justice reform activist groups appealed to President Joe Biden to to commute the sentences of 4,000 federal prisoners who were temporarily released under the Donald Trump administration―and now face being locked up again.
First Energy Corp., one of the largest investor-owned electric systems in the country, allegedly bribed state officials in order to push through a bill that would have given them a $1 billion bailout in a scheme that entangled prominent politicians, including former Ohio House Speaker Rep. Larry Householder.
As part of his new crime plan, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott plans to nearly triple the number of the city’s violence intervention programs, currently offered by Safe Streets and others, which he claims can reduce gun violence by 15 percent annually.
An analysis of news reports and court documents have found that more than four dozen nooses have been reported at 40 building sites and offices across the United States and Canada since 2015, but rarely result in meaningful consequences for those responsible,
On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden promised sweeping justice reforms, including reducing prison populations. But as the number of people in federal prisons grows, experts and incarcerated Americans say many of his promises have fallen flat.
To stem the rising tide of gun violence around the country, the Joe Biden administration is zeroing in on the “straw” buyers primarily responsible for illegal gun trafficking, and planning to toughen prosecutions.