EPA police arrest 21 in 'crime emergency'
Original post made on Apr 22, 2008
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 9:55 AM
on Apr 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm
One of America's most violent cities has suddenly become less sothanks to smarter policing Web Link
One helpful new tool is a registry for gun offenders which the mayor, Sheila Dixon, announced last year. Like sex criminals, anyone who commits a crime using a gun must register his whereabouts with the police as soon as he is convicted or once released from jail. Failure to do so can get him imprisoned again for up to a year.
The logic is simple. Of the 135 people arrested for murder in Baltimore last year, nearly half had a prior conviction for a gun offence. So it makes sense for police and parole officers to keep close tabs on former gun criminals.
on Apr 22, 2008 at 2:18 pm
Can you repost the web link? It doesn't work.
on Apr 22, 2008 at 2:49 pm
sorry here is the link from the current Economist Web Link