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Trump and Sessions' misleading claims on crime decline risk reinvigoration of bad policies.
2017 may be remembered as the year that set in motion battles that will be resolved in 2018, which could be the most consequential year since 1968.
We look back to examine how accurately our analyses have estimated crime trends nationally and locally when compared to FBI data. And, we answer some frequently-asked questions about our work.
The Justice Department finally recognized that crime is a local issue. But its new plan still gets urban crime wrong.
Sessions’s directive goes far beyond reason and risks reigniting the same, misguided “war on drugs” that brought the nation’s criminal justice system to this crisis point, without doing anything to enhance public safety.
President Trump's new budget puts to rest fears of drastic cuts for White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and Justice Department grants. However it does raise other questions.
Sessions' declaration of the next war on drugs is a blow to one of the only, truly bipartisan issues. But the fight for federal criminal justice reform is far from dead.
As Trump’s first week in office comes to a close, how many of his “facts” actually ring true?
President Donald Trump made statements about crime in his Inaugural address and the White House immediately posted additional statements on the topic on its website. Both are misleading.
Donald Trump shared several tweets Saturday about crime in Rep. John Lewis's (D-Ga.). A Brennan Center fact-check found his comments to be misleading.