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In Greater Cleveland, Federal COVID Relief for Criminal Justice Goes Mostly to Pay Police
So far, a fraction of ARPA spending is on long-term violence prevention.
Federal Oversight of Police Has Cost Cleveland Millions. What’s Changed?
Consent decrees force cities to change abusive police tactics. But Cleveland still has work to do.
Rifles, Tasers and Jails: How Cities and States Spent Billions of COVID-19 Relief
President Biden’s signature American Rescue Plan Act gave local governments $350 billion to recover from COVID-19. They spent much of it on police, prisons and the courts.
January 7, 2019
What the Government Shutdown Looks Like Inside Federal Prisons
Family visits canceled, guards driving for Uber, rising tensions and more.
July 21, 2017
How Fake Cops Got $1.2 Million in Real Weapons
A federal sting reveals lax oversight in the Defense Department’s gear giveaway program.
January 19, 2017
Trump Budget Draft Targets Cops, Crime Victims
Also civil rights enforcement and legal aid for the poor.
By The Marshall Project