Shootings spiked in New York City over the holiday weekend, with 37 people shot and 9 killed over a 9-hour period on Sunday night. The outbreak of violence contributed to the dramatic rise in shootings the city has seen in 2020.
Maryland Democrats rejected a bill aimed at combating gun violence as Baltimore mayor Jack Young publicly begged residents to stop shooting each other so hospitals could be used to treat coronavirus patients.
Democratic lawmakers in Maryland effectively killed a package of crime prevention bills proposed by Republican governor Larry Hogan despite support by wide majorities across the state and inside Baltimore, which has become America's deadliest large city.
Chesa Boudin, San Francisco's notoriously progressive district attorney, on Wednesday announced that his office will no longer support cash bail, becoming the latest law enforcement figure to come out against the practice.
Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday officially announced the formation of a presidential commission on criminal justice, revitalizing an influential body that in the 1960s fundamentally altered the American criminal justice system.