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“It’s been happening everywhere. I've always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here, too.”
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.
Consumer advocates see it as a sign that the Trump administration has deprioritized scrutiny of predatory college lending.
“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.”
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.
“... [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.
Decades after a government report on deep inequity in the vocational offerings of the nation's criminal-justice system, little has changed.
Rising cyber attacks and mass shootings have altered the equation for local governments, but natural disasters remain their biggest threat.
State Highway Patrol officers have a new low-key weapon for drunk-driving enforcement.
Emergency Management Administrator Carolyn Levering shares key takeaways from how local agencies dealt with the mass-casualty event.
A top body camera company has launched a panel to explore the issue. Civil rights and privacy groups aren't totally satisfied.
Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam approved legislation that emerged as a lawmaking exercise by students.
The recent action at the State Capitol in Juneau echoes sentiments nationally about the use and regulation of cannabis.
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.
But “this president has demonstrated a willingness to go back on his word,” according to Washington state’s attorney general.
And iPhone users are the worst offenders.
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.
Local government officials gathered in Washington, D.C. for a public safety meeting, where they discussed active shooter event preparation and response.
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