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COVID-19 leading cause of law enforcement deaths in 2021

COVID-19 was the leading cause of law enforcement deaths in 2021, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, with some 301 deaths directly attributable to the pandemic as of December 31, 2021, and a final number that was likely to be higher.... Read more»0

Gun violence effects reach far beyond victims

The harm inflicted by American gun violence potentially extends well beyond those who are the immediate victims of a shooting, producing long-lasting harm in individuals as well as on communities where the incidents have taken place.... Read more»0

Social media, fentanyl a 'deadly' combination, DEA warns

The DEA confiscated millions of counterfeit fentanyl pills and over 28,000 pounds of methamphetamine as of 2020 - but keeping track of the transportation and distribution has become more complicated, because drug traffickers are using social media to sell the pills.... Read more»0

Restrictions on family contacts darken holiday season for inmates

“Needlessly cruel” limitations on contacts between incarcerees and relatives imposed since the outbreak of COVID-19 not only increase the chances of repeat offenses but have a negative impact on the emotional and physical health of family members.... Read more»0

Immigration court backlog reached nearly 1.5 million in October

The backlog of cases in the nation’s immigration courts has risen to nearly 1.5 million in the last nine months, continuing a growth spiral that has been largely unchecked through two presidential administrations.... Read more»0