As other cities saw a decline in previously surging murders, the nation’s capital experienced a 36 percent increase in the rate of homicides in 2018.
The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill known as the First Step Act on Tuesday by a vote of 87-12.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) defended his proposed amendments to the crime reform bill known as the First Step Act on Tuesday. Cotton proposed the amendments along with Sen. John Kennedy (R., La.).
Several major law enforcement groups, thought to have backed down on their opposition to a federal criminal justice reform proposal, issued a letter to Senate leaders Thursday outlining why they were still troubled by the bill.
Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) referred to the U.S. criminal justice system as “a cancer on the soul of our country” during a Monday night appearance on “The Daily Show.”
The New York Times’ initial coverage of would-be political assassins and fringe figures James T. Hodgkinson in 2017 and Cesar Altieri Sayoc this week show a newfound focus for the paper of record on the political affinities of perpetrators in such crimes.
(Reuters) – At least four people were killed and three officers injured responding to an active shooting incident in the area of a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, local media and CNN reported.
A majority of Americans continue to support capital punishment, a new poll from Gallup shows, continuing the status quo since the death penalty was reestablished as constitutional in 1976.
A U.S. soldier was sentenced to 11 years in prison for detonating a chemical weapon near an army base in Louisiana that injured two fellow soldiers and ended their military careers.