Baltimore Mayor Jack Young suggested that letting young people settle their differences in a boxing ring might stop people from shooting each other. But would an intervention like that really make a dent in the murder rate?
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Officials tout the 'self-remove' boots as a convenience. But advocates for the poor say the technology is just part of a larger fine-focused justice system that hurts those who can least afford to pay.
COMMENTARY | "Baltimore put money down on its own creativity and has raked in results. Other cities
should make the same bet," writes former Baltimore budget director Andrew Kleine, previewing his new book.
Federal immigration officials say that in sanctuary cities, they have little choice but to carry out enforcement activities in neighborhoods and other community locations, even though it is not an efficient use of their time or resources.
In 1986, the city of Baltimore battled the Reagan administration over its local anti-apartheid ordinances—and won. How they prevailed may have important lessons for cities trying to resist Trump today.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Rural Texas lawmakers target bullet train; agency criticized for not spending money quickly enough; Newark mayor calls ICE deputization efforts “unconstitutional and un-American.”