The failure to aggressively prosecute crimes like rape and sexual assault marginalizes racial and other minorities who are already under-served by the legal system, argues a law professor in a forthcoming paper in the Richmond University Law Review.
Efforts to identify right-wing extremists have gained momentum in the wake of the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 which brought more than 30 active or retired police officers under scrutiny for joining protests in Washington, and at least seven facing charges for storming the Capitol.
While a major U.S. pipeline was temporarily crippled due to a cyberattack by a “ransomware as a service” provider known as DarkSide, authorities, government officials, and private companies have yet to coordinate their efforts to prevent even more damaging attacks.
A month after the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, who was pulled over for a minor traffic violation, Mayor Mike Elliott plans to limit the role of police in traffic enforcement and establish a civilian “Community Response Department” to help people experiencing mental health crises.
Attorney generals of 24 states, members of Congress, municipalities and victims families have objected to the proposal for the Sacklers to forfeit ownership of Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin, and surrender part of their immense fortune in return for immunity from further litigation over their part in a drug epidemic that has claimed more than 500,000 lives.
The Department of Homeland Security has begun implementing a strategy to gather and analyze intelligence about security threats from public social media posts. The goal is to build a warning system to detect the sort of posts that appeared to predict an attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 but were missed or ignored by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
New York’s recent legislation to legalize marijuana and expunge arrest records doesn’t address the root cause of systematic racism in weed-related arrests, instead benefitting entrepreneurs in the state, argues a commentator.
Thousands of asylum-seeking children are trapped in a confusing network of some 200 facilities spanning two dozen states and including five shelters with more than 1,000 children packed inside where staff and contractors struggle to keep children safe and healthy while also cutting corners and dodging reports of abuse.
More New York police officers will patrol Times Square after a shooting last weekend that injured three people, including a child, as Mayor Bill de Blasio seeks to reassure visitors that the city is safe as it reopens after the yearlong coronavirus pandemic.