A new report from the Marshall Project has examined police data and interviewed arrestees in Chicago, highlighting that the enforcement of gun laws overwhelmingly focuses on possession crimes rather than "use", often misleadingly labelled with names that imply violence, leading to harassment of citizens; the majority of those arrested for "unlawful possession" were Black men and disproportionately affected those living in violent neighborhoods, who are most likely to want a gun for self-defense, with convictions leading to a year or more in prison and arrest alone often damaging the life of someone who has harmed no one by incurring legal fees, job loss, and damaging criminal records.
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A man in Minnesota has been charged with second-degree murder after he bludgeoned a 77-year-old man to death with a shovel and a rack of moose horns, claiming that he believed the victim was a sex offender who had previously stalked his daughter and her daycare peers; bizarrely, the killer's sister has since posted messages online thanking the public for their support and sponsoring a fundraising page, which has seen some donors call him a "hero."
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Rudy Giuliani warned that a republic falls when the prosecution system is turned into a political device, in reference to former President Trump's imminent indictment over the alleged hush-money payout to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inflated data about sexual assault among teenage girls by rounding up the numbers in its report, raising concerns the use of inaccurate figures could undermine its wider message concerning teenage mental health.
The article discusses various news items related to the legal industry, including the use of confidential arbitration to deal with employee issues, Wisconsin's troubles with homegrown terrorism, a primer on the ministerial exception, New Mexico's stand on trans rights, and advice for law clerks.
William Bratton, the former police commissioner of New York City and former chief of police in Los Angeles, talks with Reason about controversial policing policies, recent increases in crime, and how qualified immunity, bad training, and weak leadership lead to police brutality and ends up discussing his insistence that legalizing marijuana was a mistake.
Connecticut lawmakers are discussing Senate Bill 1071, which would prohibit police officers in the state from knowingly lying to minors during interrogations, while the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association expressed support but requested alterations to provide an allowance for using physical force in situations requiring it.
Social media companies, including Meta, are providing chat logs with evidence in court cases to law enforcement in states that have criminalized abortion, and online pharmacies selling abortion medication are sharing user data with Google and other third-party sites which can be recovered by law enforcement.
Attorney General Merrick Garland defended the Department of Justice's mandate to uphold the rule of law, denying Sen. Ted Cruz's claims that the FBI was being impartial in investigations.
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