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SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Surveillance, crime rate, prison

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Naming officers in police misconduct investigations, easing restrictions on marijuana, citizen oversight board, traffic stops, decline in use of force, support for police, drop in crime, National Crime Victimization Survey, expanding surveillance, proactive policing and surveillance, automated license plate readers, crypto money laundering, AI, residents demand more transparency, charging for prison cells, juvenile detention centers, and more... POLICE CONDUCT State supreme court: DA must name officers in police misconduct investigations  (AOL) US poised to ease restrictions on marijuana in historic shift, but it’ll remain controlled substance  (AP News) The Louisiana Town Where a Traffic Stop Can Lead to One Charge After Another  (ProPublica) New citizen oversight board legislation enacted to support police, 'worrisome' to critics  (Herald-Tribune) 21 senior members of DC police to be dismissed — more than half due to ‘serious misconduct’  (WTOP) Despite Increase in Arrests, H

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Staff shortages, traffic stops, surveillance

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Reviewing body cam footage, police staff shortages and mandatory overtime in Baltimore, traffic fines generate revenue, racial bias in traffic stops, Seattle homicides, gun violence, automated license plate readers, crime data transparency, future of US jails, GA understaffed prisons, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Mobile public safety director to review all use of force body cam footage amid growing tensions  (AL.com) Baltimore police union sounds alarm over severe staffing shortages and mandatory overtime  (Fox Baltimore) This Louisiana Town Runs Largely on Traffic Fines. If You Fight Your Ticket, the Mayor Is Your Judge.  (ProPublica.org) DOJ announces expansion of program to Memphis to fight violent crime in the city  (LocalMemphis.com) City efforts to address racial bias in traffic enforcement have reduced the number of stops, but disparities remain  (PublicSource.org) CRIME RATE Seattle Ties Record For Homicides Set In The 1990s  (The Seattle Medium) On guard but not sworn: The relat