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Opinion

Opinion: Bail Reform Is Good for Law and Order – Inside Sources

Fearing for their political lives, many elected officials in New York are hurriedly backing down from previous commitments on bail reform. The measures had rolled back the use of cash bail, except for some violent crimes and other exceptional circumstances. That meant an end to jailing people before their trial for months or years, for the crime

Crime

Albuquerque mayor pleads with lawmakers to help with crime

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller told a panel of state lawmakers Friday that they need to help New Mexico’s largest city deal with its persistent crime problems by clearing the way for the most violent defendants to be kept behind bars pending trial. While making his latest plea, the Democratic mayor said residents are “screaming for

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