Would this help Seattle Stop Dying?
Businesses have been pushing local leaders to find a solution for repeat offenders for almost a year. On Thursday, Seattle and King County leaders announced the first steps.
— Read on www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/looking-to-quell-downtown-disorder-seattle-and-king-county-announce-plan-for-repeat-offenders/
Revenue from “sin taxes” is notoriously volatile and difficult to predict, even when the taxes—such as those on cigarettes, liquor, or gambling—have been around for decades. Although consumption of or participation in these “sins” can change dramatically, analysts at least have historical data from across the nation to guide forecasts.
— Read on www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2019/08/forecasts-hazy-for-state-marijuana-revenue
Long-awaited data on police stops shows that 70% of those stopped by D.C. police are African American, but Chief Peter Newsham says it’s too early to draw conclusions on police practices.
There are several interesting links in this news report.
— Read on wamu.org/story/19/09/10/d-c-police-release-long-delayed-stop-and-frisk-data-showing-racial-disparities-in-stops/
WANU Stop and Frisk webpage
TV station WANU has a webpage dedicated to DC Police Stop and Frisk. Access it HERE
DC Police data page HERE
Police in America arrest millions of people each year, and the likelihood that arrest will lead to jail incarceration has increased steadily. Ending mass…
— Read on www.vera.org/publications/gatekeepers-police-and-mass-incarceration
Report revealing that at least 4.9 million people cycle through county jails each year, and most have serious medical and economic needs.
— Read on www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/repeatarrests.html