Over the past decade, the Army has let hundreds of service members accused of violent crimes leave the military rather than face trial. The long-standing practice has allowed some soldiers to evade legal consequences, including a prohibition on gun possession for those suspected of domestic abuse. [Military Times, ProPublica, and The Texas Tribune]
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What to Know Today
At least four people were killed and nine injured in a mass shooting at a bank in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday morning. The shooter is also dead, police said. [Louisville Courier Journal]
California police are required by law to release footage of police shootings. Why do many of the videos released to the public follow the same script? [CalMatters]
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration extended the city’s contract with ShotSpotter in October, months before the mayoral primary in which she was ousted. Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson has long vowed to end the deal with the controversial gunshot-detection technology company. [Chicago Sun-Times]
After heated debate, the Maryland Senate approved a wide-ranging gun reform bill that raises the age for legal possession to 21 and expands restrictions on who can legally possess a gun. The House approved the bill on Saturday; it now heads to the governor’s desk. [Maryland Matters]
The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of the 5th Circuit ruling that struck down the federal ban on bump stocks. [Reuters]
The Democratic-controlled Nevada Legislature is taking up a series of gun restriction bills, many sponsored by a survivor of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — but the measures have little chance of becoming law under tough-on-crime Republican Governor Joe Lombardo. [Nevada Current]
Police officers in Farmington, New Mexico, shot and killed an armed man after they showed up to the wrong home in response to a domestic violence call. [Associated Press]
The Nashville Metro Council voted to reinstate Representative Justin Jones to his position in the Tennessee House, after Republican lawmakers voted last week to expel him for participating in a protest against gun violence. [The Tennessean]
146 — the number of mass shootings, defined as four or more victims injured or killed, in the U.S. so far this year. There have been 14 mass killings. [Gun Violence Archive]
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