By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press 10/29 – A judge on Tuesday struck down gun restrictions that the Pittsburgh City Council imposed after last year’s synagogue massacre,
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 10/17 — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic.
KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) 10/23 — Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change.
By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) 09/13 — Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership.
By ELANA SCHOR and JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/10 — Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans.
By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 07/29 — Florida’s attorney general asked the state Supreme Court to disqualify a proposed ballot measure seeking to ban assault weapons,
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press 07/23 – Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party.
NEW YORK (AP) 06/29 — A former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund died Saturday at age 53.Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/25 — California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase.
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 06/14 — All law enforcement agencies in Florida will have to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a bill signed by Gov.
By WILSON RING, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 05/24 — A federal program that has helped thousands of police departments across the country buy 1.35 million bulletproof vests has been made permanent and named after the Vermont senator who helped conceive of the idea.
By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) 05/19 — Swiss media were reporting that early exit polls Sunday show that voters approved a measure to strengthen Switzerland’s gun laws,
By MATT O’BRIEN and JANIE HAR, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 05/13 — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies,
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 05/08 — More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov.
By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 05/06 — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government,
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By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 04/12 — Colorado became the 15th U.S. state on Friday to adopt a “red flag” gun law allowing firearms to be taken from people who pose a danger,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/11 — More than a million high-capacity ammunition magazines flooded into California during a one-week window created when a federal judge temporarily threw out the state’s ban,
DENVER (AP) 04/11 — Colorado’s House has sent to Gov. Jared Polis a bill increasing the number of locations where state residents who are in the country illegally can seek driver’s licenses.Read more »