Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman and took her baby in 2004. She is clearly mentally unwell. What does killing her accomplish?
He did not overpromise, and he had the good sense to stop talking about a country beset by violence when he ran for a second term.
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The rhetoric may not be accurate, but it is definitely useful.
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Despite an alarming increase in crime, Illinois is illegally delaying gun licenses.
Bail bond companies fight to protect their industry, while some civil rights groups worry the reforms won't actually reduce pretrial detentions.
The fatal encounter demonstrates why police reformers want more departments to train officers in de-escalation.
Court panel rules judge didn't properly evaluate juror bias against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A "Minneapolis effect" from lack of policing is a possible explanation for the startling 37% increase in murders in major cities in recent weeks.
Helter Skelter: An American Myth doesn’t shed new light, but it’s excellent journalism.
A quick scramble to end a man’s life, despite objections by attorneys and even the relatives of his victims
A court delay on Friday was lifted over the weekend, only to be reinstated Monday for different reasons.
The NYPD is still blaming jail releases, but the data simply doesn’t back that claim up.
What happens when a decades-long mystery gets solved while you’re explaining it?
The Washington Post's Radley Balko vs. the Manhattan Institute's Rafael Mangual on whether "there is overwhelming evidence that the criminal justice system is racist."
The Washington Post's Radley Balko vs. The Manhattan Institute's Rafael Mangual on whether or not "there is overwhelming evidence that the criminal justice system is racist."
Prison Guards Who Locked Naked Inmate in Cell Filled With 'Massive Amounts' of Feces Got Qualified Immunity
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that the plaintiff's Eighth Amendment rights were violated.
Early COVID lockdown effects show no significant increases in most crime. In most cases, there were drops.
The presidential candidate deserves praise for retreating from his tough-on-crime stance. But let's not forget that his policies contributed to mass incarceration and the police misconduct that people are protesting today.
On crime, drugs, immigration, and foreign policy, his 44-year policy record is a cautionary tale of bipartisanship in response to perceived crises.
Miami’s police chief orders officers to reduce ticketing and public interactions. Mayhem doesn’t ensue.
The store owner thought his employee acted in reasonable defense of property and self. The police disagreed.
Despite broad claims from the company, available police reports don't support the idea that filming everything in front of people's doors stops much crime.
Police departments turn to summons instead of processing people into cells—a change they should keep after this is all over.
Concern for the families appeared on both sides of the debate.
Police say there were no reports of attempted kidnappings.
Chicago Judge Says His Bail Reforms Were a Success. But Independent Reviews Show Flaws and More Crimes.
Did Cook County overdo it and let too many dangerous defendants free?
Joe Biden Is Happy To Talk About Michael Bloomberg's Stop-and-Frisk Record Because It Distracts From His Own Terrible Crime Policies
"The policy was abhorrent," Biden said of Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk program. Yes, but so was pretty much every criminal justice policy Biden pushed through the Senate.
The state’s new rules requiring information-sharing with defense lawyers are not to blame here.
Courts struck down Marsy’s Law last year. Lawmakers want to bring it back.
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Less dependence on bail and stronger requirements for evidence sharing will help defendants fight charges.
Hate crime enhancements meet three-strikes laws, and the consequences are terrible.
Stranger abductions are actually extremely rare.
Tessa Majors may have been on way to buy illegal pot when she was stabbed to death. But if that's true, it's an argument against prohibition, not for it.
"It's all over Facebook."