Josh Keefe

Josh Keefe

Josh Keefe is a freelance journalist. Previously, he was an investigative reporter for The Tennessean and The Bangor Daily News. You can email him at Josh.Keefe.85 at

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Solutions in need of a problem: Despite claims from GOP leadership, juvenile crime rates decrease

By: - August 29, 2023

In 2019, the year Gov. Bill Lee took office, Tennessee law enforcement made more than 20,000 juvenile arrests. By last year, that number had fallen about a third to 14,000, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation data. Some leaders might tout those numbers as evidence of an effective approach to juvenile crime, especially since the […]