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May 16, 2020

What we're reading: Domestic violence hotlines see a spike in calls

By Citymetric Staff

Calls for help: With people stuck at home, calls to domestic violence hotlines are spiking in some cities – and even where they aren’t, officials fear there’s a crisis that’s going unreported, The New York Times writes. Chicago recently partnered with Airbnb to provide housing for victims who need to escape violent situations.

Wrongful convictions: Police and prosecutors in the UK say emergency laws and increased pressure led to wrongful convictions, The Guardian reports. As rules ease up this weekend, questions remain about how they will be enforced and what role police can play.

On the rails: New York City stands apart from most US cities for its reliance on public transit. There’s simply no way it can accommodate its residents becoming car commuters, the city council’s deputy leader for policy writes in CityLab – but there are ways to prepare transit for serving people safely now and in the future.

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