The U.S. Justice Department drew up recommendations last year to reduce gun violence, but much of the effort was put on hold until after last month’s election, the Washington Post reports, following a similar report in the New York Times. In March 2011, after the shooting of then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Az.), Attorney General Eric Holder asked officials to research gun-control issues and devise recommendations for improvements.
TCR at a Glance
new & notable July 7, 2015
Nearly one in three police departments used body-worn cameras in 2013, according to a survey by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics
q & a July 6, 2015
Civil rights attorney Theodore Shaw says both tragedies illustrate the need for a national conversation about race
July 3, 2015
Opponents of new bill charge that more regulations would “mess up” progress
July 2, 2015
The Secret Service gives the criminal justice reformer an uncomfortable reminder of the barriers facing ex-prisoners
new & notable July 1, 2015
Federal prosecutors reject a "whopping" 87 percent of hate crime referrals, according to a Syracuse University report
June 30, 2015
An Illinois lawsuit claims “deliberate indifference’ to the needs of the state’s 11,000 mentally ill prisoners.
special report June 29, 2015
Is isolating troubled kids solitary confinement? A California debate draws national attention.