Insurance Firms ‘Corrupt’ U.S. Bail System: Report

In a special report, the ACLU and Color of Change say just nine insurers underwrite the majority of bonds issued in the U.S. Another report from Texas A&M University , which compares pretrial strategies in two Texas counties, says “automated risk-assessment” tools are fairer for defendants, cost less and improve public safety.

Police Vehicle Chases Killed One a Day Over 20 Years

Federal highway data shows more than 7,000 deaths resulting from police vehicle pursuits between 1996 and 2015. A Bureau of Justice Statistics analysis shows that fatalities peaked in 2006 and 2007, but USA Today has reported that the data likely understate the death toll because some police reports don’t disclose chases.

Californians Respond to Mass Murder by Buying Guns

A medical journal says gun purchases increased by more than 50 over normal rates in California during the six weeks following the 2012 mass murder at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Handgun purchases in the state rose 41 percent after the 2015 murders of 14 people in San Bernardino.