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An 8-Year-Old Boy Was Killed In A Mall Shooting In Alabama
An 8-year-old boy was shot and killed when someone opened fire at a mall in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday.
The Hoover Police Department said they were called to the scene at the food court of Riverchase Galleria mall around 3:18 p.m. with multiple victims.
"I'm extremely saddened to report that an 8-year-old male victim was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at Children's Hospital," Hoover Police Chief Nicholas Derzis said at a news conference.
Derzis did not release the name of the child, but AL.com reported his name was Royta.
Las Vegas Pastor Allegedly Killed Elderly Neighbor With A Shotgun While Young Daughter Watched
Ask Not for Whom the Mob Brays / Opinion
Amid the current season of activism, young people have enthusiastically taken both to the streets and the internet, participating in the national discussion over race relations in America.
The New York Times recently reported about a new front in what feels increasingly like a political war: high schoolers creating social media accounts to call out classmates for alleged "racist" speech. Students post screenshots of comments, videos and posts they deem to be hateful, identify the authors through crowdsourcing, and then mercilessly "cancel" them online—sometimes with assistance from social media personalities with millions of followers. Obviously, no effort is made to examine context, understand the commenter's mindset or offer an alternative point of view; the point, after all, is to ruin someone's life for an indiscretion.
WA teen accused of child exploitation ring links, charged with ‘abhorrent’ sex child abuse
A WA teenager has been charged with more than 200 child sex offences for allegedly abusing boys as young as three.
The abuse, which police have described as abhorrent, allegedly started when the 19-year-old Gosnells man was just a boy himself, aged 14.
Police will allege the man is linked to a national online child exploitation network and sexually assaulted five boys, who were aged between three and 11 and known to him through family and friends, between 2014 and 2020.
Evo Online canceled after co-founder accused of sexual misconduct
Ohio priest indicted on charges of child pornography and juvenile sex trafficking, US attorney says
Utah Teen, 15, Was Killed by Man Who Feared She'd Tell Police He Sexually Abused Her
Dog Kills 1-Month-Old Indiana Boy, and Mom Is Charged with Neglect
Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims
A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year, the Charlotte diocese's bishop said.
Bishop Peter Jugis made the announcement to St. Matthew parishioners in a letter Wednesday, writing that he had accepted the recommendation of the diocese’s Lay Review Board to keep the Rev. Patrick Hoare out of ministry, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Hoare was originally put on administrative leave in December after the diocese received “an allegation against him of child sexual abuse that was said to have occurred in Pennsylvania more than 25 years ago, before Father Hoare entered ministry” the Charlotte Observer quoted Jugis as writing.
Man sues Allentown Diocese, Hellertown school, says teacher molested him
Fox News Host Newly Fired For Sexual Misconduct Had Prompted Earlier Warning
Child marriage is "extremely prevalent" in U.S.: "The cycle perpetuates across generations"
Outrage as Indian judge calls alleged rape victim 'unbecoming'
Netflix's 'controversial' erotic drama '365 Days' sparks backlash: Here's why people are talking
Case Of Parents Who Allegedly Used Cattle Prod To Punish Kids Also Involves Horrific Rape Accusations
A South Dakota couple accused of giving their children drugs and shocking them with cattle prods has pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
One of the children told investigators Lance had physically and sexually abused her—raping her at least 150 times since she was 14 years old. The teen alleged that if she refused to have sex with him, Lance would use the cattle prod or hit her or tie a dog collar around her thigh to shock her, court documents said.
Fla. Middle School Teacher Allegedly Admitted Sex Abuse of Minor at Party Before Mom Confronts Her
N.Y.C. Basketball Star, 17, Is Fatally Shot Days After Graduating from High School
A 17-year-old high school basketball star was fatally shot in the neck Saturday night— just days after graduating.
Shortly before midnight, New York City police responded to a shooting in the Bronx where they discovered 17-year-old Brandon Hendricks suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck, the NYPD confirms.
Hendricks was transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries, according to the NYPD's statement.
Hendricks graduated from James Monroe High School last week and was a star on the school's basketball team.
How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing
Right Wing Pastors Claim “Homosexuality” Worse Than Slavery
A pair of controversial right-wing Evangelical pastors have come under fire after stating that homosexuality is a worse sin than slavery. Scott Lively and Tennessee Pastor Richard May made the inflammatory statement on Lively’s Breaking News Bible Study program.
Taxpayer funded Catholic schools given secret edict to ban kids who don’t conform to gender norms
A sex worker was stabbed 11 times and killed by a client. Her family wouldn’t collect her body from the morgue because she’s trans
3-Year-Old Chicago Boy Is Fatally Shot While Riding in Car with Stepfather, as Police Seek Suspects
A $4,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy during a violent weekend in Chicago.
According to police, Mekhi James, 3, was shot Saturday night while in the back of his stepfather's car.
The stepfather was driving them home after both had gotten haircuts.
The shooting unfolded shortly after 6:30 p.m. along Chicago's Huron Street.
Investigators said a blue Honda SUV pulled up alongside the stepfather's vehicle and opened fire.
A Black Teen Died After Screaming ‘I Can't Breathe’ as Youth Home Employees Put Their Weight on Him
SEE IT: Man left with knife sticking out of head by Harlem mugger
Accused killer caught in Brooklyn gang bust left trail of Facebook posts boasting of violence: feds
White men in car chased down Black teens on bikes in Connecticut, 1 hurled slurs, police say
3 charged over killing of Black teenager who reportedly cried out 'I can't breathe' while being restrained at Michigan facility for 'at-risk youth'
Pa. Woman Who Vanished Last Month Is Found Dead in Trash Bag, and Man Is Arrested
Ga. Boy, 13, Was Walking with Dad on Sidewalk When Driver Allegedly Killed Him in Hit-and-Run
Baseball bat-wielding brute sought in unprovoked Bronx attack
Protestors brutally beat a gay Democratic lawmaker in Wisconsin. He says he’s still “on their side.”
Restaurant Group Apologizes and Changes Policy After Black Woman and Her Son Were Denied Service
Atlas Restaurant Group has issued an apology after one of their Baltimore restaurants denied service to a Black woman and her 9-year-old son because of how he was dressed.
On Monday, a video posted on social media showed the woman, Marcia Grant, being turned away at Ouzo Bay in Baltimore’s Harbor East after an unidentified manager tells Grant that her son’s outfit violates the restaurant’s dress code, despite a white boy at the restaurant wearing a similar outfit to her son.
‘Everybody’s Life Matters’: Muhammad Ali Jr. Emerges From the Sunken Place to Say His Father Wouldn’t Have Supported Black Lives Matter
47-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. must have been too busy attending house negro support groups to read up on what his father stood for regarding the mattering of Black lives, because he’s out here telling the media that the Black Lives Matter movement is “racist” and that his father was more of an “All Lives Matter” type of guy and wouldn’t have supported it.
In a recent interview, Ali Jr. told the New York Post that his father “would have said, ‘They ain’t nothing but devils.’ My father said, ‘All lives matter.’ I don’t think he’d agree.”
“It’s not just black lives matter, white lives matter, Chinese lives matter, all lives matter, everybody’s life matters,” he continued. “God loves everyone. He never singled anyone out. Killing is wrong no matter who it is.”
Gender questioning teenager dies by suicide after being bullied and body-shamed by classmates
“Papa, I’m sorry as I could not be a good son,” the suicide note, seen by the National Indian Herald, said.
The teenager from India said they had started to feel like they could be trans.
“I cannot earn like you. I have girl-like features and even my face is like them,” they continued.
“People laugh at me. Even I have started feeling that I am a ‘kinnar’ (transgender).
“My life will darken your life and that is the reason why my death is necessary. Please bless me that I take birth as a girl. If a girl is born in our family, then you must believe that I have returned.”
New book helps kids become anti-racists as protesters across the world continue to call for equality
Author Ibram X. Kendi says parents should start talking to their kids about racism and injustice as early as possible. He gives "CBS This Morning" a look inside his new book, "Antiracist Baby." Jericka Duncan reports.
Black Google manager: “My education and elocution cannot save me from these situations”
I’ve been largely silent on these events at work over the past two weeks, as I have been trying to process and reconcile the best way to move forward. The compounding occurrence of these events, on top of the COVID-19 quarantine, have personally been traumatizing, as they have been for many of us. On top of that, I have been processing these events through the eyes of my children, as well as my own experiences.
It has required some long and difficult conversations with my son, in particular, as I motivate/drag him over the finish line of his fourth grade year in an online learning environment that he openly despises. While we share many personality traits, his skin is darker and his hair coarser. Because of this, he will likely not be given the same leadway I have had to learn to navigate the complex racial environment of the United States and the world.
Kristen Bell Slammed for New Children's Book That Encourages Colorblind Racism
Kristen Bell has been slammed for writing a children’s book that promotes being colorblind instead of recognizing actual people of different races and ethnicities.
In a video posted by the Associated Press, the actress and author said, “The world loves debate, I do, and debate talks about differences. It’s layering difference upon difference upon difference, ‘I think this’, ‘no, you should think this’, it’s just constantly pointing out divisive narratives.”
She continued, “Our kids are absorbing all of that and maybe we needed a bit of a road map to show them that it’s actually great to start with similarities first.”
Reports of Anti-Asian Assaults, Harassment and Hate Crimes Rise as Coronavirus Spreads
Amid the growing threat of the coronavirus, there are surging reports of xenophobic and racist incidents targeting members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the U.S.
Since January 2020, there have been a significant number of reports of AAPI individuals being threatened and harassed on the street. These incidents include being told to “Go back to China,” being blamed for “bringing the virus” to the United States, being referred to with racial slurs, spat on, or physically assaulted. Statements by public officials referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus,” “Kung Flu” or “Wu Flu” may be exacerbating the scapegoating and targeting of the AAPI community. Meanwhile, extremists continue to spread antisemitic and xenophobic conspiracies about COVID-19, blaming Jews and China for creating, spreading and profiting off the virus.
The following is a representative list of coronavirus-related anti-Asian incidents reported in the media or by the victims. The description of the victims is based on media reporting. Please note: This is not a comprehensive list; for more detailed information or to report an incident, refer to resources established by the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) or Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA).
May 23 – Seattle, WA: A man harassed Asian people at a park and an Asian woman in her car, saying, “Where are you from…where is your ID?”, and “Chinese disease…they bring it here!” Later, the man allegedly yelled anti-Asian remarks inside an Asian restaurant.