So States Ban Bump Stocks. Now How Do They Enforce the Law?

New Jersey is not the only state having trouble enforcing its ban. In Massachusetts, where residents had until February to surrender their bump stocks, State Police received just three devices.

California AG Blasts Closure of CFPB’s Students and Young Consumers Office

Consumer advocates see it as a sign that the Trump administration has deprioritized scrutiny of predatory college lending.

Senators Look at Policing Practices by Federal Land Management Agencies

“This issue is of great concern to communities throughout the West,” said Utah Sen. Mike Lee. “Increasingly, these communities find themselves as targets of overly zealous federal law-enforcement operations.”

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Are Working in the Trump Era, But at a Surprising Cost

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.

Multiple Cities Face Legal Challenges Over Anti-Panhandling Laws

“... [W]henever a new city does consider passing a new panhandling law where they didn’t have one before, they’re immediately either sued or they get a lot of pushback,” according to Cleveland State University law professor Joseph Mead.

Women in Prison Take Home Economics, While Men Take Carpentry

Decades after a government report on deep inequity in the vocational offerings of the nation's criminal-justice system, little has changed.

Cities Must Change the Way They Manage Crises

Rising cyber attacks and mass shootings have altered the equation for local governments, but natural disasters remain their biggest threat.

‘Ghost Cars’ Coming to Haunt North Carolina’s Impaired Drivers

State Highway Patrol officers have a new low-key weapon for drunk-driving enforcement.

Triage and Response Lessons From the Las Vegas Shooting

Emergency Management Administrator Carolyn Levering shares key takeaways from how local agencies dealt with the mass-casualty event.

Artificial Intelligence for Policing Stirs Ethics Concerns

A top body camera company has launched a panel to explore the issue. Civil rights and privacy groups aren't totally satisfied.

Virginia’s New 9-1-1 Law Has Origins in High School Classroom

Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam approved legislation that emerged as a lawmaking exercise by students.

Alaska Lawmakers Send United Message to Feds on Legal Weed

The recent action at the State Capitol in Juneau echoes sentiments nationally about the use and regulation of cannabis.

New York’s Double-Jeopardy Loophole

The state attorney general asked the legislature to change state law so that the president or his associates could be tried in New York even if pardoned under federal law.

Cautious Optimism From Marijuana States Following Senator’s Trump Assurance

But “this president has demonstrated a willingness to go back on his word,” according to Washington state’s attorney general.

‘Unnecessary Fight’ Over Sanctuary Cities Could Cost Police Funding for Years

The U.S. Supreme Court is the quickest path to a national ruling that frees up $250 million and counting in Byrne JAG funds—possibly as soon as June 2019.

Mayors, Police Chiefs Confront State Preemption on Gun Safety

Local government officials gathered in Washington, D.C. for a public safety meeting, where they discussed active shooter event preparation and response.

The First Step to Safer Schools Is Funding Them

“There’s going to need to be more resources down the road,” according to West Palm Beach, Florida Police Chief Sarah Mooney.

New Momentum for Addiction Treatment Behind Bars

Nationwide, a quarter of heroin addicts pass through the corrections system each year. But fewer than 1 percent of the more than 5,000 U.S. prisons and jails offer access to FDA-approved medication used in treatment.