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How One Pennsylvania City Brought Down Gun Crime

At a time when Philadelphia and other large urban centers are seeing a surge in homicides and fatal shootings, homicides in the city of Chester, Pa., are down 63 percent this year, and fatal shootings are down 43 percent. What’s Chester doing right?

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Rising Crime Fuels Fear of ‘Bloody Summer’

The number of recent violent events spread across the country has many questioning whether the rising level of violence will continue to climb throughout the summer—and what that will do to communities. Some are trying to find alternatives, like summer anti-violence programs, while others are taking their frustration to the streets to demand change.

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President’s Panel Hears Call for ‘Meaningful’ Community Policing

Former Camden County, N.J., Police Chief Scott Thomson told The President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice that it was important to repair relationships in communities with high levels of distrust in law enforcement. He was one of several law enforcement leaders discussing the challenges to American law enforcement.

Dealing with ‘Messy Democracy’: A Guide to Policing Protests

Law enforcement agencies should shelve the riot gear and start talking to demonstrators if they want to preserve civil peace in America’s increasingly polarized climate, says a new study calling for the “fair and effective management” of protests.