There are millions of people in America today with a criminal record, yet government statistics shed almost no light on their lives and experiences, an expert demographer argued in a Congressional hearing Wednesday.
A Philadelphia man with a concealed gun-carry permit shot at and scared off a would-be home invader on Thursday when he spotted him trying to break into a neighbor’s apartment.
Deaths attributable to cocaine and methamphetamine rose significantly in 2017, and look to have continued to go up in 2018, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows.
Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), on Wednesday backed Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I., Vt.) support for allowing felons to vote, asking, “Shouldn’t the people most affected by unjust laws have some say in electing people to change them?”
The International Criminal Court rejected petitions for it to investigate alleged war crimes committed by the United States in Afghanistan, the BBC reports.
The Department of Justice announced Monday that a vital component of the FIRST STEP Act would be designed under the direction of a right-of-center think tank, a move that may limit the breadth of individuals affected by it.