A State Besieged by Coronavirus Asks Police to Slow Arrests

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“As coronavirus cases multiplied across the U.S. this month, states including New JerseyMichigan, and Colorado were releasing some nonviolent offenders from jails, hoping to avoid a catastrophic health crisis in already overcrowded facilities. Meanwhile, in Louisiana, New Orleans police were still out in the streets making arrests for minor crimes — even as the state had the fastest rising rate of new Covid-19 infections”

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