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Ref Flag laws

Red flag laws get little use as shootings, gun deaths soar – Associated Press

Photo: In this image from surveillance video from the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District via the Austin American-Statesman, a gunman carrying an AR-15 style rifle enters and walks down a hallway at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Chicago is one of the nation’s gun violence hotspots and a seemingly ideal

Schools

Students of color push back on calls for police in schools – Associated Press

Photo: Graduating senior from Enloe High School Malika Mobley has concerns about proposed increases in police presence in schools following the recent Texas school shooting After the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, schools around the country pledged to boost security measures and increased the presence of law enforcement on campus — partly to

School Shootings

Sandy Hook families settle for $73M with gun maker Remington

The families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting announced Tuesday they have agreed to a $73 million settlement of a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 20 first graders and six educators in 2012. The case was watched closely by gun control advocates, gun rights supporters and

California

San Francisco’s vaunted tolerance dims amid brazen crimes

Caitlin Foster fell in love with San Francisco’s people and beauty and moved to the city a dozen years ago. But after repeatedly clearing away used needles, other drug paraphernalia and human feces outside the bar she manages, and too many encounters with armed people in crisis, her affection for the city has soured. “It

Legal Beat

Phoenix PD offers officers mental health training; community members say that’s not enough

Protesters over the summer called for defunding Phoenix police, motivated in part by deep skepticism about officers’ ability to properly handle mental health crises. Activists point to police shooting deaths of mentally ill Arizonans in the past as evidence that law enforcement officers need help defusing such situations. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reports that

Opinion

Opinion: Congress Must Act to Protect Federal Judges

This summer, the American judicial system suffered a horrific blow. On July 19, a litigant with a grudge against U.S. District Judge Esther Salas arrived at her New Jersey home disguised as a delivery man. He rang the judge’s doorbell and when her 20-year-old son answered, the attacker shot and killed him, then shot and

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