“People are being shot every single day in Baltimore City,” said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. “This is an urgent crisis, and we have an obligation to do something about it right now.” Democrats criticized Hogan’s proposed solutions and offered a plan of their own.
A shooting that killed a person and wounded five this week on a Greyhound bus in California illustrates a stark reality: Anyone determined to carry out an attack on ground transportation faces few, if any, security checks.
A first-of-its kind study found there was no uptick in crime during the 2018 Formula 1 Race in Austin, Tx. That was encouraging news for spectators at other mass sport entertainments, such as last weekend’s Super Bowl.
New Jersey announced a $20 million grant program to battle gun violence in the hospitals, with new intervention programs in hospitals in cities with some of the highest murder rates in the state, including Camden, Trenton, and Newark.
Milwaukee DA John Chisholm and Wisconsin Public Defender John Reed have crossed turf lines to collaborate in a system of “community-oriented” justice whose end goal is to put fewer people in prison. In a Harvard paper, they argue there’s no reason why other cities can’t follow a similar path.
“I wish our leadership would look at the science and not at the hysteria,” said Lancaster, Ca., Mayor R. Rex Parris, whose city is working to install 10,000 streetlight cameras he says could monitor pedophiles and gang members.
A RAND study evaluated the organizational structures and technologies employed in Chicago’s “Statistic Decision Support Centers” and found that although they helped reduce city crime rates, there were “substantial risks” to their long-term viability.
As Americans increasingly turn to online shopping, thefts have soared—prompting companies like Amazon and others to develop new security measures. Around the U.S., 1.7 million packages are stolen or go missing every day—adding up to more than $25 million in lost goods and services.