Judges, lawyers want to fix bail system to keep poor out of jail

Star Tribune Mary Ellen Heng doesn’t think a bank account should dictate how long someone spends in jail. Yet throughout her career, the deputy Minneapolis city attorney has repeatedly seen exactly that: people lingering in Hennepin County jail because they can’t...

Sneed exclusive: Social media factors into crime-fighting plan

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has a wish list to fight crime in Chicago. And deciphering the scourge side of social media is on the list. Sneed is told Foxx sent the list via a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions late last week in hopes of snagging...

34 States Have Changed Laws on Policing in Two Years

Crime and Justice News A new report (http://vera.us8.list-manage.com/track/click? u=6542df2be696ba0ea2f17b66a&id=1edebdc1f3&e=0516672a69)  from the Vera Institute of Justice says there has been a “significant uptick in states’ actions around policing,...

Why Solving Old Murders Can Help Prevent New Ones

The Crime Report James M. Adcock When “hot” and “cold” cases are handled by the same detectives in a police department, both types of investigations suffer. I wrote recently...