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Rapes, Robberies Fall In Los Angeles While Homicides Reach Highest In Decade

Crime in Los Angeles went “absolutely haywire” in 2020 according to Capt. Paul Vernon, head of the LAPD Compstat crime-tracking division. According to the Los Angeles Times, robberies, rapes and small-scale property crimes were down on the year, while killings, shootings and auto robberies spiked. After years of sustained declines, homicides reached the highest level…

Congress Weighs One-Week Stopgap, Extended Session To Reach Deal

Congress is mulling a one-week stopgap measure to avoid a government shutdown ahead of yet another funding lapse which set to kick in on Friday – while pandemic relief provisions in the CARES act, such as enhanced unemployment benefits, will expire on Dec. 26 if no deal is reached. According to a House Democratic leadership…