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President Nominates Another Radical to the Ninth Circuit

A lawyer who serves on the board of Just Communities Arizona (JCA), a radical “abolitionist organization,”  has been nominated to serve of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.  Houston Keene of Fox News reports that nominee Roopali Desai also serves on the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union, and has worked with teachers unions to indoctrinate children with …

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Facing Midterm Blowout, Dems Pivot to Become Crimefighters

After a decade of supporting reduced sentences for even the most violent criminals, zero bail, abandoning pro-active policing, and endlessly lecturing Americans that police and prosecutors are racists,  democrats from the President on down are now declaring themselves to be the party of law and order.  This pivot is based on the assumption that the public is so stupid it …

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Rural America surging worse in homicides

After declining for over two decades, homicides in the United States increased sharply in 2015 and 2016. This slowed a little bit in the years that followed, until another dramatic increase in homicides occurred in 2020. In fact, the 30% increase from 2019-2020 is the largest ever recorded. By 2021, homicides rose another 5%. While this uptick was not as …

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What do federal firearms offenses really look like?

A recent report from the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) published this month provided in-depth information on federal firearms offenders sentenced in 2021 under the primary firearms guideline, §2K2.1. This report is part of a larger series that examines various aspects of firearms offenses, such as mandatory minimum penalties and firearms offenders’ recidivism rates. USSC’s past research has found that …

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Gascon: People Behind His Recall Are “Fear Mongering”

With just over a month to go for gathering signatures to qualify his recall for the ballot, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon is claiming that the effort is being driven by fear mongering “conservative, very right wing forces.”  Ronn Blitzer of Fox News reports that Gascon’s remarks were made in a recent podcast on “How We Win,”  a pro-democrat …

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What Actually Works to Suppress “Gun Violence”?

That is the title of my post today on Substack.  Frequent readers here will have no problem figuring out the answer.  What works is not gun control (which has no predictable effect on the number of murders nor the murder rate), nor going soft on crime, whether it be called “criminal justice reform” or something else equally fuzzy and opaque. …

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Is America Awash With Mass Shootings?

No.  A piece in today’s Wall Street Journal by Jason Riley notes that “Mass shooting casualties are less than 1% of all gun deaths and their have been 13 mass school shootings since 1966. These data points are cold comfort to those morning the shooting victims in Uvalde, but they ought to inform any public policy response under consideration.” While …

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School crime and school shootings: Understanding the numbers

On Tuesday May 31, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published their latest report in a long-standing series on school crime and safety. The recent report focuses on 2020 youth victimizations rates at school and away from school. The findings weren’t incredibly notewothy, though there is one point worth noting: they found …

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SF DA Putting Victims First?

Heather Knight reports for the SF Chronicle: As [SF DA Chesa] Boudin faces a June 7 recall, it’s important for voters to understand what he promised and whether his office is delivering. And four former staffers and one current staffer in his Victim Services Division told me that victims are regularly not updated on progress in their cases, meaning their …

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Memorial Day

      Today let us all remember that freedom is not free and remember those who gave their lives in its defense. The post Memorial Day appeared first on Crime & Consequences.