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February 17, 2017

Baltimore

Baltimore City Council members hold bake sale to raise money for students to ride buses
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Brooklyn

A plan to prune the city’s thicket of warrants for petty offenses
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Two southern Brooklyn precincts lead city in crime reduction
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Chicago

Jobs, education, mentoring to fight Chicago crime, say those at South Side meeting
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CPD launches second high-tech hub to fight violent crime
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District of Columbia

A UMD student group is donating 300 books to a D.C. juvenile detention center
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Houston

The Problem - Texas' sex-trafficking pipeline
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Kansas City

Jackson County prosecutor joins colleagues to give guidance for investigating officer-involved shootings
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MO house committee hears testimony on needle exchange legislation
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Los Angeles

L.A. City Attorney Busts Five Casting Workshops For Charging For Auditions
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LA decriminalizes street vending, but those with convictions still on the hook
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Miami

To ‘stop this no-snitch mentality,’ murder witnesses could be protected
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National Opioid Epidemic Affecting Miami-Dade
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Newark

2 N.J. Triple-Murder Fugitives, 'Armed And Dangerous,' Caught
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Judges Say Broad Discovery Required Under New Bail Rules
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San Diego

Interactive map shows all crimes around San Diego County
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San Francisco

Bart says all cars will have working security cameras by July 1
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Savannah

Jury convicts Savannah man of felony murder, related charges in 2014 Georgetown slaying
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Police arrest three for drugs, guns in two Savannah neighborhoods
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Seattle

As Washington’s homeless problem grows, senator and advocates debate solutions
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New bias crime dashboard shows increase in reports of Seattle hate violence
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St. Louis

Northwest students taking action against violence, asking mayoral candidates to join
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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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