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House bill would cut prison time for some offenders

Republicans and Democrats have come together to propose major legislation that would reduce prison sentences for some nonviolent drug offenders - Full Story


Chicago gun laws not as strict as they once were

The city has a reputation for having some of the strictest gun laws but has experienced an increase in homicides - Full Story


Dallas councilwoman makes complaint about cop trimming trees

The officer was helping out an elderly man in the neighborhood - Full Story


Ex-lieutenant fired over gorilla Facebook post plans appeal in NJ

An investigation was launched after a citizen sent police a screenshot of the Facebook post in July - Full Story


Mich. approves changes in police confiscation of assets

The bills seek to address concerns about police taking cash, vehicles and assets from people not convicted of crimes - Full Story


Kan. implements concealed carry without permit law at universities

Two significant laws have passed in recent years that, when combined, will open campuses to concealed carry - Full Story


NH lawmaker calls for statewide audit of untested rape kits

National groups want all untested rape kits tested and the results fed into national DNA database - Full Story


Last gun store in San Francisco closes

The business said saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations - Full Story


Another Texas department adds 'In God We Trust' to patrol vehicles

The chief defended the motto as a great spirit-booster for his officers, who agreed on it together - Full Story


Racial profiling law is 'terrible' Calif. legislation, police officials say

For many in law enforcement, the measure creates a massive new bureaucratic headache that does little to help - Full Story

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