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In Stockton, California, a police-free gun violence prevention program is standing firm against the tough-on-crime backlash.
Heather Tirado Gilligan
Aug 03, 2022
Jul 13, 2022
Jun 15, 2022
Joseph Richardson, Che Bullock
Dec 09, 2021
We need to be more critical of the former New York mayor’s outsize influence on the gun control movement.
Mar 03, 2020
State Representative Todd Stephens has introduced a bill to impose a five-year minimum prison sentence for illegally possessing a firearm, but the governor, advocates, and others say it’s the wrong approach.
Jan 23, 2020
The Charlotte Observer built a narrative on gun crime that relies almost exclusively on police and prosecutors, ignores the violence of incarceration, and offers zero non-carceral solutions.
Adam H. Johnson
Oct 11, 2019
Murder rates are at an all-time low in Brooklyn, but one would hardly know it reading the New York Times.
Adam H. Johnson
Aug 16, 2019
Lawmakers say Republicans used deceptive tactics to pass the controversial bill. The legislative record tells a different story.
Jul 25, 2019
Jun 24, 2019
The program was supposed to target ‘leading’ violent offenders. Today it’s sweeping up low-level, and disproportionately Black, defendants.
Nov 21, 2018
Established to track anyone convicted of a gun-related offense, the registry has proved to be both racist and ineffective in reducing gun violence.
Oct 09, 2018
Philadelphia implemented the “focused deterrence” model of gang policing, which includes the promise of critical social services. The reality is much different.
Dec 21, 2017