A professor at the University of California Davis School of Law predicts Supreme Court justices will defend the First Amendment principles of free speech against government attempts to curb Internet abuses—even when those abuses involve promoting falsehoods online.
A group of clinicians writing in the Annals of Internal Medicine warn the lack of uniform rules or standards on gun access for persons with dementia represents a growing risk as America’s population gets older.
Firearm violence is “shattering” the younger generation, and is second only to drug overdoses as the leading killer of individuals between 15-29, according to a report by the Center on American Progress, Some 820 youths have been victims of gunfire so far this year alone.
In a study of 1,216 first-time young offenders, researchers found that teenage boys who said their fathers were absent or harsh were more likely to engage in delinquent behavior. The mother-child influence was found to have no effect on the results.
The biggest decline in firearm homicides was among African-American men, amounting to 32 per cent between 2000 and 2015, according to the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. But the decline coincided with a rise in gun deaths in rural counties.
The number of adults in prisons and jails or on probation or parole dropped for the ninth consecutive year in 2016, although the decline that year was less than one percent, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported on Thursday. The total at year’s end 2016 was 6,613,500 people, about 62,700 fewer than a year earlier, a .9 percent drop.
A new report finds continued ‘horrific violence’ and racial disparity in New Orleans’ parish jail despite a 2013 DOJ consent decree. It argues the city’s racial inequities will not change without systemic reform in jail operation.
Missouri’s rate of black homicide victimization in 2015, the latest year available, is nearly two and a half times the national rate, says the Violence Policy Center. Missouri was followed in the list by Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Alaska, and Nebraska.
Officers “need to be conscious of the fact that literally every single person they come in contact with may be carrying a concealed firearm,” says John Jay College criminologist David Kennedy. According to Vox.com and University of Chicago criminologist John Roman, the stronger the gun control laws, the fewer police killings.