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Cities are boosting police funding to counter a crime wave, but that may not be enough to solve the problem
Democrats and Republicans in Congress failed to compromise on police reform legislation, but local-level changes may have better success
The city is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the problem
The state seeks to prevent the release of dangerous defendants before trial
Many of those encamped in Del Rio, Texas, remain or will be released into the country
The Justice Department’s accountability system has mixed reviews