Paying NGOs for each week “they manage to keep formerly imprisoned persons in their charge alive and out of the criminal justice system” could help reduce America’s recidivism rates, says a senior research fellow at the American Institute of Economic Research.
With a new wave of gun violence causing alarm across the nation, and no sign of congressional action in sight, several states have begun to prioritize firearms legislation. But while Americans overwhelmingly favor action, partisan gridlock prevents movement in many other states.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters has placed herself squarely on the side of the protests in Minneapolis with comments that critics warn could promote future unrest and affect the jury’s decision in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
In response to a lawsuit filed by Black Lives Matter claiming injury from close contact firing of the weapons, Judge Consuelo Marshall ordered new guidelines to preserve first amendment rights and safety.
The family of an elderly Colorado woman with dementia who was assaulted by police during an arrest for a minor offense, breaking her arm, has leveled a lawsuit against the city that has prompted two separate probes to determine if any of the officers’ actions were criminal.
Facing mounting public opposition, state legislatures are considering measures to shut down the privately run immigrant jails that were part of the dramatic expansion of the U.S. detention network and private prison industry under Trump but that have since fallen out of favor with the new administration.