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North Carolina City Demonstrates ‘Safety Focused’ Traffic Stops

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.

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New Jersey and Texas Gun Laws Reflect Different Priorities

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.

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