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December 10, 2019

Disproportionate Sentencing: Trump Administration Takes Local Gun Crimes Federal
By Matthew Richmond

“We really believe that every kid deserves a chance to walk to school safely,” said Justin Herdman, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, which includes Cleveland. His office filed 68% gun possession cases in 2018 than were filed in the district five years ago, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, which tracks federal agencies and the courts. “And we have started to see a downward trend in violent crime,” Herdman said. According to Herdman, there’s been about a 10% drop in murders in Cleveland.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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