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Database helps Houston-area police crack down on gun crimes

Paris Williams burst into a northeast Houston laundromat in late 2016, pistol in hand, and fired into the air. He wanted cash. Instead, the storekeeper dove for the ground, locking the door to the ple... read more

'Microstamping' technology could help police crack down on gun crimes — if the gun lobby allows it

The gun lobby, of course, has a right to its day in court. But rather than trying to block sensible laws that help police without ... robust ballistics database would give investigators nationwide a v... read more

NYC expands controversial DNA testing on seized guns to help charges stick

People whose genetic information is stored in the database are almost never aware of it, legal experts said. Expanded DNA testing on guns is part of a larger effort New York is making to crack down on ... read more

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Hampton, Newport News invest in technology to help solve gun crimes

Police in Hampton and Newport News are hoping that their recent purchase of a powerful new machine to photograph ammunition casings found at crime scenes will help solve homicides, shootings and other ... read more


Senate gives final approval to gun control bill

Nathaniel McFadden, a Baltimore Democrat, warned criminals that authorities would crack down on them ... sent to a national database for background checks, as well as bar gun ownership for people conv... read more

DNA forensics helping crack more property crimes

The use of such sophisticated testing in property crime investigations isn’t slowing down ... 500 firearms. “They treat every crime as a big one,” said Sebenaler, describing the crime lab’s work as qu... read more

Law treated black crack addicts more severely than today's heroin offenders

Tom Ridge campaigned in 1994 on a promise to crack down on crime. "No single factor imperils the ... A dealer caught with a gun in his home during a police drug raid would risk five years at minimum. ... read more

Pros vs. Cons: The gun control debate

Brady believes state licensing of gun dealers help law enforcement crack down on rogue gun dealers ... Brady believes both ideas would provide another method for police to investigate gun crimes and c... read more

Policy Trigger

Even with Virginia's fix, the federal database ... police departments' access to federal gun-tracing information would help investigators across the country shut down the rogue gun sellers who account ... read more

TAVIS: From saviours to 'subjects of suspicion and scorn'

Members of the policing community are hopeful Ontario’s new Premier Doug Ford will help ... police, kids, innocent women and others — at will? Gun violence first surged in Toronto in the late ’80s and ... read more

Attorney general threatens to punish Stockton, San Bernardino and other 'sanctuary cities'

In another move to pressure cities into cooperating with immigration enforcement, the U.S. Department of Justice threatened Thursday to withhold crime-fighting help from four cities ... the Trump admi... read more



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