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Trial to begin in 9-year-old's killing that shocked Chicago
It stands as one of Chicago's most horrific crimes, in large part because of small details that are impossible to shake: The promise of a juice box that lured the 9-year-old boy off a playground and into an alley, and the basketball he dropped when he was shot and killed there.
Jury selection will begin Friday in the murder trial of two of three men charged with carrying out the November 2015 attack on Tyshawn Lee, a smart fourth-grader who prosecutors say was killed by gang members to send a message to his father, a purported member of a rival gang.
White Arkansas woman pulls gun on 4 black fundraising teens
The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator was arrested and charged with assault several days after police say she pulled a gun on four black teenagers who were going door to door to raise money for their high school football team.
Police in the eastern Arkansas city of Wynne, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock, said the incident happened Aug. 7. Police responding to reports of "suspicious persons" found the four children on the ground, with Jerri Kelly, who is white, standing over them holding a gun, Memphis TV station WMC reported.
The officer let the children stand up, and they told him they had been selling discount cards to raise money for a school athletic program. The Wynne School District said two of the four children were wearing football jerseys.
Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ+ People Are the Highest in a Decade
Hate crimes have risen in the last year according to a study released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. The nonpartisan research and policy institution said that in 2018, hate crimes rose 9%in major U.S. cities that they studied. And this change comes while crime overall in major cities has declined.
This latest increase is the fifth consecutive increase in hate crimes year over year in the United States. According to the study “the most common victims for hate crimes reported to police in major cities in 2018 were African Americans, Jews, and Gays, but Whites and Jews experienced the biggest percentage increase.
To combat this, 47 states as well as other U.S. territories like the Virgin Islands, D.C., and Puerto Rico all have hate crime laws. That said, of those states, less than 36 apply to LGBTQ+ people specifically. And this is important.
Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings
A gunman opened fire Saturday at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, killing at least 15 people .
A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years:
— May 31, 2019: Longtime city worker DeWayne Craddock opened fire in a building that houses Virginia Beach government offices. He killed 12 people and wounded several others before he was gunned down by police.
A Texas officer kills a woman while shooting at an unrestrained dog, police say
A Pregnant Woman in Alabama Was Shot in the Stomach. Police Charged Her for Her Fetus’ Death.
An Alabama woman has been arrested and charged with manslaughter over the fatal shooting of her unborn child — but she didn’t fire the gun that ended her pregnancy.
Now, reproductive health advocates worry what those charges mean for women in a state where abortion has been severely restricted and fetuses have been given legal standing.
The mother, Marshae Jones, 27, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Wednesday, according to AL.com. The manslaughter charge against her stems from an altercation outside of a Dollar General in 2018, when Jones was five months pregnant. She and a 23-year-old woman allegedly fought about the unborn baby’s father. It’s unclear who started the altercation, but police ultimately blamed Jones, who was shot in the stomach.
New Mexico parents accused of horrific child abuse, killing pets as punishment
A New Mexico couple has been arrested and accused of horrific child abuse and torture, including boiling puppies alive to punish their children. KOB's Brittany Costello reports.
Mother arrested after 12-year-old fatally shoots twin
Kansas man sentenced to nearly 49 years in toddler's death
New Jersey Woman Accused of Stabbing Identical Twin Sister to Death
California man shoots 10-month-old girl in head after her mother rejects him, police say
8-year-old accidentally shoots mother thinking he found a toy gun
Investigators say an 8-year-old boy found a gun in a vintage military jeep on display at a baseball stadium and believed it was a toy. The boy shot his mother, who is now in critical condition, and the owner of the jeep has been charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. WMC's Joyce Peterson reports.
College Student Allegedly Beat Mom to Death with Bat After Mistaking Her for Intruder
9-year-old boy charged in mother's shooting death in Michigan
Teacher Fired After Reporting That Students Wore Confederate Flags to Pass Out Sick, Racist, Homophobic Flyers at Junior High School
Students wearing Confederate flags distributed racist and homophobic flyers on Wednesday in an effort to bully students in McCormick Junior High School’s Gay Straight Alliance students. The school is in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The flyers have a “NO” symbol covering a Pride flag and say “It’s great to be straight. It’s not ok to be gay.”
They also read, “Black lives only matter because if it weren’t for them who would pick our cotton” and “Join the kkk (the confederate kid club)”.
OKLAHOMA CITY DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S HEADQUARTERS VANDALIZED WITH SWASTIKAS, HATEFUL MESSAGES
2 Florida White Men Accused Of Shooting At Biracial Children While Yelling Racial Slurs
Liam Neeson Issues New Apology for Racist Revenge Fantasy Anecdote
These students have developed technology to protect their high schools during a shooting
In the era of mass shootings, some high school teens are taking their safety into their own hands.
Two groups of high school students have been recognized in a nationwide contest for developing contraptions that would increase safety during a school shooting.
A team from Owensville High School in Owensville, Missouri, designed a simple auxiliary steel lock that would add an extra layer of protection to classroom doors.
And students from Richland Two Institute of Innovation in Columbia, South Carolina, devised an electromagnetic system that remotely locks doors and covers windows to seal off classrooms from threats.
TO PREVENT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, TEXAS LEGISLATORS WANT TO FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH
NO GUNS FOR TEACHERS, AMERICAN EDUCATORS SAY, DEMAND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES INSTEAD
State Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling, says Sandy Hook families can sue gun manufacturer Remington
The Connecticut Supreme Court Thursday narrowly reversed a ruling by a lower court judge dismissing a lawsuit by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting against Remington Arms Company, allowing the case to proceed.
In a 4-3 decision the court remanded the landmark gun case back to Bridgeport Superior Court and possibly created a path that other mass shooting victims can follow to get around the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, known as PLCAA, which has protected the manufacturers of the AR-15 assault rifle from lawsuits.
11-year-old boy allegedly shot dad for taking away video games
Investigators say an 11-year-old northern Indiana boy shot and wounded his state trooper father because he was upset that his parents took away his video games.
All 5 Victims of Fla. Bank Shooting Were Women: Police
Police do not know the motive of the suspect who allegedly entered a bank and shot the five people inside, all of them women.
Shortly after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, 21-year-old Zephen Xaver allegedly walked into a SunTrust bank branch on U.S. 27 in Sebring with the intention to kill, Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a press conference Thursday.
Upon entering, Xaver allegedly took over the branch with force and opened fire on all five people inside. He then allegedly called 911 and “told dispatchers that he’d killed everyone in the bank,” Hoglund said.
Lyft driver pulls out a gun & tells passenger ‘I want to kill’ gay people
A gay man in Florida said that he feared for his life when a Lyft driver pulled a gun on him.
“What happened if it was another person? Or what would happen if right now I would be dead?” Andres Berreondo said after what he said was a violent attack by a Lyft driver.
Berreondo said that he called a Lyft yesterday afternoon to visit a family friend. He put two large packages in the back and rode in the front passenger seat.
7 shot at California nightclub during Halloween event dubbed 'The Purge'
Seven people were shot late Sunday evening at nightclub in Southern California, officials said.
The Riverside Police Department received a call around 12:04 a.m. and responded to reports of a shooting inside and outside of Sevilla Nightclub.
Online flyers show the Sevilla Nightclub had advertised a Halloween event called, “The Purge," seemingly in reference to the name of the horror film.
Doctors release new recommendations to reduce gun violence
A North Carolina High School Did Not Dismiss Class After a Student Was Fatally Shot on Campus. Here's Why
Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting claims 11 lives; 4 officers among multiple wounded: Officials
Eleven people were killed and at least six more were injured -- including four police officers -- when a gunman opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning, authorities said.
The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting is another example of America’s gun problem