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March 31, 2017

Baltimore

Maryland Senate passes bill to pare back court's bail rule
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Here's what Baltimore is doing to grow its decreasing population
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Groups rally in Annapolis against Maryland Senate pretrial release bill
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Brooklyn

Brooklyn Center Walmart Launches Partnership with Police to Prevent Crime Around Store
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Brownsville is Brooklyn's worst neighborhood for children
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Chicago

Fighting crime with compassion
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Health study finds huge disparities based on race, neighborhood
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Want to stop the violence? Residents finally get a chance to speak
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District of Columbia

How Social Media Is Helping Washington Search for Its Missing Black Teens — and What Happens Next
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D.C. gun robberies down by 40 percent compared to 2016, according to police figures
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Growing number of surveillance cameras being used to fight crime in D.C.
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Houston

New Study Reveals Human Trafficking Indicators
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Judge Weighs Injunction in Houston Bail Case
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19-year-old accused of forcing 14-year-old girl into prostitution in Houston
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Kansas City

Lauded for his community connections, Police Chief Darryl Forté will be missed, city leaders say
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Kansas City leaders push for passage of $800 million bond issue
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Los Angeles

Prop. 47 got thousands out of prison. Now, $103 million in savings will go towards keeping them out
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Marc Reina, Downtown's New Police Captain, Takes Aim at Crime
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What Can Skid Row Teach Us About the Future of Policing?
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Miami

Courthouse Carry Bill Still Alive In Florida Statehouse
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Instagram gun posts lead to arrest of Miami-Dade teen
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It’s time for smart criminal justice
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Newark

Essex County Sheriff Fontoura Provides Advice on Preventing Car Break-Ins
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Essex County Effort Brings Health, Wellness Services to Homeless
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San Diego

San Diego Police Foundation Honors Women in Blue
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School partnership bringing more parks to San Diego
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VC Sheriff's Substation "Coffee with the Community" Held Today
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San Francisco

Here's how state lawmakers plan to reform the bail system in California
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Violent crime in SF down but some popular neighborhoods see uptick
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Savannah

Police arrest suspect in 2016 homicide of Savannah teen
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Meth seizures still high, heroin on the rise
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Seattle

Big bust raises tensions at Midtown Center
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'People have a perception that the park is unsafe:’ Seattle’s Freeway Park Association considering changes to attract visitors
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Seattle dog walker becomes crime fighter, helps nab 2 suspected burglars
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St. Louis

200-plus take part in St. Louis anti-violence rally, march centered on African-Americans
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This newsletter was supported by Grant No. 2014-YX-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
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Other News:
Facebook Live Rape Stirs Questions About Witnessing Crimes Online
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The Impact of Incarceration on Dependent Children
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Uniting to Solve Sexual Assault Crimes
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Dying Young in Prison
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The Unfinished Business of Juvenile Justice
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Carmen Facciolo
Senior Policy Advisor
Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Department of Justice
carmen.facciolo@usdoj.gov
 

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