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.”

NYC Police Unions Blame Gun Violence on Bail Reform

New York City’s five police unions are joining grieving parents to plead with judges and lawmakers to address the surge in gun violence, blaming the spike on bail reform and criminals not being held accountable. This comes as the City Council’s April 1 deadline to detail reform measures approaches.

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Where Have the Career Criminals Gone?

The number of armed career criminals decreased by almost half, from 590 in fiscal year 2010 to 312 in fiscal year 2019, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. But diminishing numbers haven’t reduced their zeal: More than half of the armed career criminals released between 2009 and 2011 were rearrested within an eight-year follow-up period.

Tackling the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Soaring Across America

As anti-Asian hate crimes skyrocket in America, cities are trying their hand at reform through passing bills and launching task forces. However, some advocates feel policing the problem is a “band-aid” for addressing the root of anti-Asian sentiment.