“You’re watching this like it’s a pandemic starting to take off, and you want to intervene now so to head off further increases,” said Dr. Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Continue reading Texas Tribune — Guns in Texas
In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had “smashed records” by charging more than 15,300 defendants with federal firearms offenses, 17 percent more than the previous record. The press release from the Justice Department didn’t cite the year or number for the previous record, and we were unable to reach a Justice spokesperson by deadline. Continue reading Houston Chronicle — After Mass Shootings, Trump says Prosecutions for Firearms Offenses hit Record in 2018
BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER email@example.com Broward County prosecutors have ruled that a former detention center officer was justified when he slugged a 14-year-old boy in the face — breaking the teen’s nose in two places — because the juvenile was aggressive with staff and causing a disturbance in the county’s long-troubled lockup. … … An expert in juvenile justice policy and research said that prosecutors’ … Continue reading Miami Herald — Lockup guard slugged a skinny kid. Prosecutors say it’s justified. Here’s the video.