Tag: Crime

Deb Haaland

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Creates New Unit To Investigate More Than 4,200 Missing and Possibly Murdered Native Americans

After making history as the first-ever Indigenous Cabinet official in U.S. history, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has announced plans to aid in an issue that has long plagued the country’s Indigenous population: the growing crisis of missing and murdered Native people — particularly women.  Kiara Alfonseca of ABC News has…

facial, recognition, technology

Detroit Approves Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology With Limits

After controversy over whether police should be able to use facial recognition technology, the Board of Police Commissioners in Detroit approved its use but imposed certain limits. Debates surrounding the use of this technology are steeped in both claims of privacy violations and racism. While Detroit police celebrated the move,…

Transgender Women Are Being Murdered, Few Arrests Made: Study

Since 2014, at least 110 transgender women have been killed, according to the Human Rights Campaign – but only 42 percent of those murder investigations actually arrested someone. And yet, about 61 percent of murder cases across the general public results in an arrest, according to the FBI. The statistics only…

Florida County Sheriff: We'll Be Checking IDs at Shelters

A Florida county sheriff announced that not all those seeking refuge during Hurricane Irma will be accepted in shelters. “If you go to a shelter for #Irma and you have a warrant, we’ll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail,” Polk County Sheriff…

Trump, Sessions Allege 'Dangerous, Permanent' Spike in Crime

The same day that President Donald Trump signed three executive orders pertaining to crime reduction, Jeff Sessions kicked off his first day as U.S. attorney general by presenting the nation with some alternative facts. “We have a crime problem,” Sessions said. “I wish the rise we were seeing in crime…

Immigrants Not More Likely to be Criminals

In President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and sanctuary cities, he calls for a weekly report on the crimes committed by immigrants in protected cities. However, data does not support his narrative that immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens. According to the order, “the [secretary…