Violence in New York is up. If you ask the NYPD, the 30-year New York City crime decline is over. Police have been known to cry wolf and can see the even most beautiful blue sky as falling. But what if this time it’s true?
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-the-end-of-crime-decline-20200719-e77s74cv7nhxjllosarp74lp2u-story.html
This report offers some much needed clarity by piecing together this country’s disparate systems of confinement. The American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people in 1,833 state prisons, 110 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,134 local jails, 218 immigration detention facilities, and 80 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals, and prisons in the U.S. territories.
This report provides a detailed look at where and why people are locked up in the U.S., and dispels some modern myths to focus attention on the real drivers of mass incarceration, including exceedingly punitive responses to even the most minor offenses.
Early data suggests criminal incidents are down in several cities under stay-at-home orders.
— Read on www.themarshallproject.org/2020/03/27/as-coronavirus-surges-crime-declines-in-some-cities
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw stressed Wednesday that the temporary policy does not mean the department is turning a blind eye to crime.
— Read on www.fox29.com/news/philadelphia-police-to-delay-arrests-for-certain-non-violent-crimes.amp
A quick glance this section has a lot of stories about quality of life issues in Seattle.
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— Read on komonews.com/news/project-seattle
More than 10 million arrests were made across the United States in 2016. Although the numbers have decreased since 1997, roughly 28, 000 arrests still happen…
— Read on www.vera.org/blog/the-arrest-jail-admission-gap-jail-admission-rates-surpass-arrest-rates-in-small-and-rural-counties
New Academic Report Dismisses Significance of Gangs Threat in NY
— Read on www.city-journal.org/nyc-gangs-violent-crime
Executive Order on the Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice | The White House
— Read on www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-commission-law-enforcement-administration-justice/
A .pdf version of the Executive Order is available HERE