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    • Florida Teen Is Latest Person Killed By Police While Carrying a Toy Gun October 21, 2021
      On the night of Saturday, October 16, police in Tarpon Springs, Florida, received a call about a man pointing an AK-style rifle at passing cars. Officers confronted the suspect at an intersection and fired 12 shots, killing him. The victim was soon found to be a boy, an 11th grader at the local high school. […]
    • How Many Guns Fall Out Of Circulation Each Year In the U.S.? October 20, 2021
      America has more guns than any other country — and its residents keep buying them, with sales hitting record highs in 2020. But how many guns leave circulation each year?  That’s at the crux of a query submitted by a reader in Houston, professor Dru Stevenson of South Texas College of Law, who asks:  We hear […]
    • Baltimore Still Thinks It Can Defund the Police October 18, 2021
      Ray Kelly worried that the sound system wasn’t going to work. If the speakers failed, he was less likely to draw people to the park to build support for Baltimore’s movement to defund the police — to shift law enforcement funding to other services and projects that proponents hope can decrease violence. If he couldn’t […]