Over the last several months, a well-intentioned experiment in criminal justice reform has been quietly rolling out in courtrooms across Chicago. While much has been good so far, I am concerned the effort is dangerously veering off course. From the outside, getting criminal justice right sounds simple enough: After someone is arrested, keep the violent ones locked up and let everyone else go unless and until they are convicted.
Police investigators at the home where a 17-year-old boy was killed and a woman injured in a package bomb explosion in Austin, Texas on Monday. Police investigators at the home where a 17-year-old boy was killed and a woman injured in a package bomb explosion in Austin, Texas on Monday. Photograph: Sergio Flores/ReutersPolice in Austin have received hundreds of calls about suspicious packages as they seek to solve a series of bombings that have killed two people.
Police in Austin have received hundreds of calls about suspicious packages as they seek to solve a series of bombings that have killed two people. Packages made of cardboard have exploded at three homes in the Texas city this month, putting residents on edge. The first, on 2 March, killed 39-year-old Anthony House. Draylen Mason, 17, died when a box was opened inside his home on Monday morning. His mother was injured.
@CtaDiana Hi Diana, I saw your tweet about a lockdown drill. I'm a reporter doing a story for the Guardian about drills, and so I'd be really interested in your experience if you have time to talk? My DMs are open. Thanks, Tom
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Selecting a term
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