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Maryland police show bodycam video of deadly officer-involved shooting of Black man at McDonald’s drive-thru

Speaking while the video played on a projector screen, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones narrated a 28-minute-long compilation of body camera footage excerpts and a recorded phone call between police and the driver, 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux, before the July 16 shooting in Gaithersburg. Police responded to a call about [...]

Expert slams NYC’s data on sending social workers to 911 calls, suffers from selection bias

They show the Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division (B-HEARD) pilot program saw a positive outlook after its trial run in parts of Harlem last month – but critics note that the program had its choice of calls to respond to and selected easy ones, making the rosy outlook an [...]

Understanding 30-Year vs. 15-Year Mortgages – Mortgage Advice

30-Year vs. 15-Year Mortgage: An Overview A bewildering variety of mortgages may be available, but for most homebuyers, in practice, there is only one. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is practically an American archetype, the apple pie of financial instruments. It is the path that generations of Americans have taken to first-time [...]

Comparing Quicken Loans vs. Local Banks for a Mortgage – Mortgage Advice

Quicken Loans vs. Your Local Bank for Mortgage Loans: An Overview Since the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, online mortgage companies have become an increasingly significant force in the home loan industry. Leading the charge is Quicken Loans, now the largest retail mortgage lender in the country.  Does the [...]