As Chicago Shootings Surge, Family of Slain 13-Year-Old Calls for Peace

Homicides in Chicago are up 33 percent in the first three months of the year compared to 2020, while shootings are up nearly 40 percent for the same period year-over-year. Meanwhile, the family of a 13-year-old boy who was killed last week by a Chicago cop condemned a recent alert issued by police leaders warning that factions of the Latin Kings “were instructed by ranking members to shoot at unmarked Chicago police vehicles.”

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Immigration Cases Took 41% of Federal Caseload in 2020

In its annual report, the U.S. Sentencing Commission said that although the pandemic reduced the number of cases heard in federal courts, the immigration docket increased again in 2020—and despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse his predecessor’s hardline policies, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reported an uptick in undocumented immigrants turned over to federal authorities last month.