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Coronoavirus scammers aim to steal taxpayer stimulus dollars

The IRS has issued a warning about coronavirus-related scams and schemes tied to stimulus payments, also known as economic impact payments. Taxpayers are anxiously...

Homicide rates increase in Black community

For the first time since 2012, the overall homicide rate in Indianapolis dropped. However, the city’s Black community faced an increase in homicides, with...

I’m just sayin’ — reducing homicides

Black Indianapolis experienced a rocky start to 2020— from a quick flurry of 10 homicides only 12 days into 2020, to a fire temporarily...

Gun violence is a public health crisis — treat it that way, advocates say

Communities should look at gun violence through the lens of public health, not the criminal justice system, Marcus McAllister and other panelists argued Sept....

Gun violence is a public health crisis — treat it that way, advocates say

Communities should look at gun violence through the lens of public health, not the criminal justice system, Marcus McAllister and other panelists argued Sept....

Dubious ‘disorderly conduct’ arrests plummet as public turns cameras on cops

Arrests for disorderly conduct ― what critics call “contempt of cop” because police officers use it to arrest those who disrespect them ― have...

Local Activist Suits Himself by Suiting Others

They say that clothes make the man. Kevin Livingston brings that maxim to life. When he was 15, New York City cops grabbed Livingston in...

Urban Prep Academy Turns Boys into Scholars in Chicago’s Roughest Neighborhoods

CHICAGO — In some of Chicago’s lowest income neighborhoods, African-American teenage boys are overcoming their challenging surroundings.They are the young men of Urban Prep...

Soaring costs, social-science data drive slash in state-prison populations

As Earth’s most prolific jailer, America faces a thorny question: What do you do with millions of inmates when they return home? That challenge...

So Far, So Good: 6 Ways We Know Attorney General Loretta Lynch Is On The Right Track

She’s only been with us for a short time, but if the last few months are any indication, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is...
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