Shining a ‘Flashlight’ on Gun Crime

Treating minor gun crimes as future homicides has helped to cut down on violence in Houston, and a key tool for investigators is the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network, now much improved from the original program first introduced by the feds in 1999.

More Baltimore Patrols Reduced Violence

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said a special week-long deployment of more officers showed that “when we have police officers in uniform on the streets of Baltimore, it does have an impact on the violence.” Still, the year is on pace to be the deadliest in the city’s history.