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Recent articles by Mike:

Is Biden overlooking Bureau of Prisons as reform target?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden took quick action after his inauguration to start shifting federal inmates out of privately run prisons, where complaints of abuses abound. "It is just the beginning of my administration's plan to address systemic problems in our criminal justice system," Biden promised in January as he signed an executive order on the matter. → Read More

Is Biden overlooking Bureau of Prisons as reform target?

While most criminal justice overhauls require action from local officials or legislation, reforming the federal prison system is something President Joe Biden and his Justice Department control → Read More

Is Biden overlooking Bureau of Prisons as reform target?

While most criminal justice overhauls require action from local officials or legislation, reforming the federal prison system is something President Joe Biden and his Justice Department control. → Read More

Merrick Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges

Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed Thursday that the Justice Department would crack down on gun trafficking corridors as part of a comprehensive approach to combat surging gun violence that als… → Read More

Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges

Attorney General Merrick Garland is vowing that the Justice Department will crack down on gun trafficking corridors as part of a comprehensive approach to combat surging gun violence → Read More

Garland: To help combat gun violence, confirm ATF leader

Attorney General Merrick Garland says he hopes the Senate will act quickly to confirm the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to help front the federal effort against gun violence → Read More

Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities

The Justice Department is launching gun trafficking strike forces in five cities in the U.S. It's part of an effort to reduce spiking violent crime by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals → Read More

Garland: To help combat gun violence, confirm ATF leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he hoped the Senate would confirm the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to help front the federal effort against gun violence. The nomination of David Chipman has been stalled as Republicans and the National Rifle Association work to sink it. Chipman […] → Read More

Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities

The Justice Department is launching gun trafficking strike forces in five cities in the U.S. It's part of an effort to reduce spiking violent crime by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals. → Read More

Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U. S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals. Attorney General Merrick Garland will launch the gun trafficking strike forces in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D. C. → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after Jan. 6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police after the Jan. 6 insurrection → Read More