North Carolina Law Enforcement Spray ‘Pepper-Based’ Vapor on People—Including Children— Marching to Polls
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas recalls license plates with a lettering combo that could be read as a racial slur … Colorado will send out $375 payment to unemployed residents … Louisville police officer sues Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend for allegedly shooting him.
Prescribed burns, which create buffers against larger fires, can do only so much.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Thousands in Oklahoma City are without power after an autumn ice storm… The Justice Department launches probe of New Jersey veterans’ homes… New study says a flu shot could reduce the risk of catching Covid-19.
Gun rights activists, gun control supporters and public health experts largely agree that the increase in gun sales is driven by fear, uncertainty and longing for a greater sense of protection.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New report warns of increased militia activity … A Nevada county and airport fined by state for President Trump’s rally violating Covid rules … Pandemic negotiations falter before election.
More than a dozen local jurisdictions have changed their policies.
"These are crimes of opportunity."
A state appeals court in New Jersey ruled that the attorney general does have the power to compel police departments to disclose the names of police officers who have been disciplined for misconduct.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fauci suggests Americans should skip traditional Thanksgiving gatherings … Voter-approved initiative on car fees struck down by Washington Supreme Court … A third Republican governor won’t endorse Trump in election.
The Central California Women’s Facility quarantined prisoners with Covid-19 with those who never tested positive for the virus.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Men accused in Michigan governor kidnapping also discussed kidnapping Virginia governor … Anchorage mayor resigns after admitting texting relationship with news anchor … Court-packing efforts at the state level.
Armed vigilantes have shown up at protests, sometimes with the tacit support of police.
COMMENTARY | A new study found that as police are under more scrutiny than ever, their mental health struggles remain profound.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | West Virginia selected for $500 million hyperloop site … Vermont moves ahead with retail marijuana … Library worker allegedly stole $1.3 million in printer toner ... Tofurky sues over Louisiana “burger” labeling law.
A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative says that most people in jail are eligible to vote, but ultimately won’t be able to due to barriers to voter registration and lack of access to ballots.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hospital capacity concerns in Nebraska … ‘Ticking bomb’ septic tanks in Florida … Oklahoma jail workers charged after making inmates listen to ‘Baby Shark’.
The coronavirus has emerged as the nation’s deadliest police killer.
A new law will require California correctional facilities to place transgender people in housing units that align with their gender identity, not their sex assigned at birth.
By temporarily doing away with the city’s residency requirement for first responders, St. Louis officials hope it will become easier to recruit and hire officers to fill current vacancies.
Widespread plea bargaining in the criminal justice system may be fueling racial inequities and leading innocent people to plead guilty, says a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice.
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