As deaths from gunshot wounds rose steadily in Georgia and most other states, the District of Columbia crafted a narrative-busting success story. Once one of the nation’s most violent jurisdictions, the District reduced firearms deaths by more than half, even as its strict gun-control laws came under attack in Congress and the courts. 677 more words
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There is so much misinformation out there with distorted facts and selective analysis about crimes committed with firearms in South Africa. The pro gun lobby would let us believe that if guns were outlawed only outlaws would have guns, and to support their claims they regularly cite the few cases where a legal gun owner either defended himself successfully with his firearm or prevented a crime from happening. 192 more words
From 2003 to 2013, the number of DUI arrests in the State of Vermont has been reduced to 2,694 after a peak of 3,895 in 2006. 88 more words
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an agency set-up to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and provide leadership within the criminal justice system. 471 more words
With May upon us, not only is it spring, graduation and prom seasons, it’s also sports season.
For Montrealers, it’s hockey playoffs season. Habs games push people outside their linguistic comfort zones, with some anglophones even watching the French broadcasts because they prefer the animated play-by-play and boosterism. 122 more words
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New statistics show Brooklyn is the only borough that’s seen a decline in murders, shootings and shooting victims this year.
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, that’s raising questions about what’s different there. 215 more words