According to the latest report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on tribal jail populations, some 69 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) released from state prisons in 2012 across 34 states, were re-arrested within three years, and 79 percent were arrested within five years.
In 2019, hate crimes in the U.S. rose to their highest level in more than a decade, but the number of federal investigations has been dropping over the past 15 years, says the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The fiscal year 2022 Department of Justice budget includes a $265 million increase for Community Oriented Policing Services, a program former President Donald Trump wanted eliminated, and will focus on supporting evidence-based research, officials told a webinar Thursday.
The federal government needs to put resources into hiring more cyber prosecutors and agents to conduct long-term, proactive investigations into ransomware gangs and the organizations that enable them, writes Kellen Dwyer, who was in charge of cybersecurity policy and represented the DOJ on the National Security Council.
America is suffering under the largest backlog of unresolved clemency cases in U.S. history, stemming from the former Trump administration, with 14,000 people waiting to hear their fate. President Joe Biden has set in motion a process to resolve it.
Despite resistance, a federal judge has ordered that documents chronicling the decision to throw out obstruction charges against Trump that were originally concealed by former AG Barr must be released.