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Why I’ll Never Dial 911

Some police chiefs have worried about a decline in crime reporting. In some at-risk neighborhoods and in some situations, it’s not hard to understand why cops aren’t called when an emergency happens, argues a TCR columnist.

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Study: Crime Drops When Neighborhoods Get a Makeover

A combination of hot-spot policing and a redevelopment project resulted in crime reduction by as much as 49 percent in one at-risk community. The study of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood underlines the link between community participation, improved real estate and public safety.


Does the Constitution Protect Stun Guns?

Massachusetts is one of four states that ban civilians from possessing Tasers and stun guns. A U.S. District judge is expected to rule soon on whether the ban violates the Second Amendment.