Late in July, six people were murdered in 24 hours in New Orleans. Five days later police superintendent Ronal Serpas and a dozen uniformed officers visited the neighborhood where three of the killings happened.
Snow is serious business in Chicago, where the failure to handle it once drove a mayor from office. Now, a record 329 days without an inch of the white stuff has the current mayor counting mixed blessings -- savings from idled salt trucks and a higher murder rate from warmer weather.
Carlos boarded a bus last month using money he earned picking coffee beans and corn, fleeing the gangs of his native Honduras who’d threatened to kill him if he didn’t join. The 17-year-old made it as far as a migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico, less than a quarter mile from the U.S. border, unsure of how to finish the trek.