Funneling more gun criminals to federal prison won't lead to fewer gun homicides. To understand why, just look at St. Louis.
The city has launched an ambitious program to collect DNA from every gun recovered by police. But questions remain about effectiveness, and cost.
Four young men were fatally shot. Their killers haven't been caught. Their mothers suffer.
"You’re prepared for any situation that comes up."
Jeff Sessions Says Renewing the War on Drugs Will Also Reduce Violent Crime. Experts Aren’t So Sure.
Stepped-up narcotics arrests can actually lead to more violence.
Steve Cook, a former federal prosecutor, fiercely supports controversial policies calling for lengthy prison sentences.
Former officials say the memo could be a pitch for the agency's top job.
Police Groups to Trump: Here’s How You Can ‘Send in the Feds,’ and Actually Make a Dent in Urban Crime
Law enforcement leaders recommend more money for the ATF, stricter gun laws, and sharper focus on the "alarming recent trend of increasing homicides and shootings" in major U.S. cities.
His attorney general nominee pledges to increase federal firearms prosecutions — but tools for nabbing traffickers will remain lacking.
“These tools are not replacing people,” says Deputy Chief Jonathan Lewin, “but they improve our capacity to do our job."
“These are things that don’t cost money, and that just make sense,” Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin said.
Doubling up on patrols and donning body armor, cops are taking precautions that could complicate crime prevention and community relations.