The order will be signed Wednesday, the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd while in police custody. But it only applies to federal law enforcement — not local forces
Efforts by states to to raise the minimum age for buying a long rifle have been challenged in court by gun rights activists.
Many states have no minimum age, but there's a push to raise it to a common international standard of 14. Experts say diversion programs should be provided without the criminalization of children.
Homelessness and drug use became more visible on public transit during the pandemic, worrying commuters. Philadelphia is now pairing cops with social workers to help those in need.
Police hope to lower the city's raging homicide rate by focusing more resources on shootings that don't kill." We're modeling a lot of our things on what homicide does," says Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum.
A study by the National Institutes of Health said pills are the most common form of the drug with a nearly 50-fold increase in law enforcement seizures.
Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke earned early release from prison. Activists now seek federal charges for violating McDonald's civil rights. He was 17 when he was killed in 2014.
New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer, says the unit will help curb gun violence and will be run differently than the original, which was ruled unconstitutional.
Critics of the movement to reduce cash bail cite the $1000 cash bail paid by Darrell E. Brooks, Jr., weeks before he allegedly plowed his SUV through the Waukesha Christmas parade
Public health data experts have a new way to calculate the underreporting of people killed by police. Criminologists call the results "interesting" but are reserving judgment on the accuracy.
We don't know the full impact of nonfatal firearms-related injuries. Unreliable data and political pressure have obscured the picture for researchers, the media and the public. That may soon change.
After the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis leaders pledged to dismantle the city's police department. Residents disagree on what that should look like.
The mass exodus comes at a delicate time for many communities large and small as violent crime is on the rise and recruitment remains difficult.
Some blame the U.S.'s high rate of police shootings on racism or militarism. But another theory says there's a simpler problem: American police aren't taught how to grapple with armed suspects.
The city's fire department will oversee the pilot project that aims to pair an EMT with someone with lived experience in the mental health, addiction, criminal justice or homeless services systems.