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Experts Urge Caution as Courts Reopen Via Video

One study found that defendants whose bail hearings were conducted remotely had much higher bond amounts set by judges. Meanwhile, some federal and state courts are allowing in-person proceedings to resume under COVID-19 guidelines.

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Can ‘Defunded’ Police Handle a Crush of Non-Crime Calls?

Police agencies receive more than 240 million 911 calls a year — many having little do with crime, an online forum heard Thursday. Reducing police budgets without addressing the changing demands on U.S. law enforcement will make it harder to respond to the community problems those calls represent, speakers said.

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