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The murder spike in big US cities, explained
As if a Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t bad enough, the headlines suggest America is in the middle of a new wave of homicides — from New York City to Chicago to Minneapolis.
The data backs up the headlines, suggesting that homicide numbers are significantly higher in at least some major US cities. But it’s not clear if this is part of a nationwide phenomenon, or if it’s something isolated to urban centers, because we don’t have good data outside the large cities. To make matters more confusing, other types of crime, including violent crime overall, appear to have decreased in many of the same cities.
Still, there’s enough in the three data sets to draw some conclusions: At least in major US cities, homicides are up overall this summer — in some cases, significantly higher. But other kinds of crime, including violent crime overall, aren’t up and may actually have decreased so far this year. There was also a brief spike in burglaries in major cities starting in late May, an increase that was so brief and contained to specific cities that experts told me it was likely due to riots and looting surrounding some Black Lives Matter protests.
Beyond the pandemic, police are going to have more trouble fighting crime — including any current or future spikes — if large segments of the community don’t trust them. That’s where police reform comes into play. It’s a complicated topic, separate from a possible spike in violence this year. But, in short, experts say police should, at a minimum, show the communities they serve that they understand the concerns, acknowledge mistakes, and will change how officers are deployed and targeted.
Otherwise, there’s a good chance that protests against police will flare up, just as they did from 2014 to 2016 and have again this summer. If protests lead to more violence — whether by leading to depolicing, or sowing and exposing distrust in law enforcement — that’s going to create public safety problems.
The murder spike in big US cities, explained
Teen who rallied to remove police from Chicago schools is tragically shot to death
Showtime fires Paulie Malignaggi over controversial remarks on racism, racial oppression
Showtime Boxing returns tonight (August 1st) from Uncasville, CT with a vacant WBO bantamweight title between Tramaine Williams and Angelo Leo as the main event, but the broadcast will not feature Paulie Malignaggi’s analysis. In fact, Showtime has axed Malignaggi altogether.
Boxing Scene first reported that the retired former world champion was removed from Showtime Boxing broadcasts for comments he made back in April in an IFL TV interview that he apparently refused to apologize for. When the apology wasn’t issued, Showtime gave Malignaggi the boot. Abner Mares will take his place at least for tonight’s broadcast.
Now we get to Paulie. He directly addressed Haney’s comments by saying that through boxing history, the sport has been dominated by different racial/ethnic groups, and he claims that African-American fighters are no longer the dominant force in boxing like they were in the 30-50 years ago.
Showtime fires Paulie Malignaggi over controversial remarks on racism, racial oppression
Riots, Not Protests: The Media Is Gaslighting You / Opinion
Bad-faith media members tell you civil unrest in American cities are really peaceful protests. And when they do actually acknowledge violence, some media frame it as a direct result of President Donald Trump.
You are being lied to. It's an audacious attempt to gaslight the American public, as some media continue their effort to help defeat President Trump.
The Pacific Northwest is under siege. Nightly, riots overtake Portland. In Seattle, there were three costly and dangerous riots over the course of just a week. People are getting injured, and both businesses and public buildings are being destroyed or vandalized. And the media is pretending it's not really happening.
I've covered the demonstrations and they're anything but peaceful. But you don't have to be in Seattle or Portland to understand what's going on. A casual Twitter search yields video after video after video after video of the violence.
So why are we being told the violence isn't happening? It's part of a strategic campaign to push back against Trump's re-election.
John Oliver Wants CNN to Stop Being Such ‘Fucking Prudes’ About Everything
The coronavirus took the week off from infecting John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight monologues, with the host instead focusing on how a certain cable news network has been covering the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests: CNN and, in his opinion, not well. Not OAN levels of bad, but still … meh. Discussing how a Navy veteran was beaten and showered in pepper spray by federal agents in Portland last week, Oliver mocked CNN’s decision to show the entirety of the unprovoked violence, but chose to blur the man’s middle fingers when he flashed them to the agents in the aftermath. “That is intense and, frankly, says so much about this country right now,” he explained. “CNN will show federal agents treating a human being like a piñata and censor the same man for rightfully telling those agents to fuck the fuck off. Look, we’re already witnessing the rapid decline of American civil liberties here... (incomplete)
Why it is Important to Tell the Truth
Truth is something that many of us are taught from a young age. It is always better to tell the truth. This same concept holds true in journalism. In order for a journalist to gain respect,credibility and trust from their audience, they must report the truth. There are ethical guidelines in place for journalists to follow to enable them to gain trust and respect from their audiences.
Why Tell the Truth?
It is important for journalists to tell the truth because the public depends on them. The public depends on journalists everyday for information going on in their town as well as their country. If the public can't trust journalists to give them true news information, then who can they trust? It is the duty of journalists to take the time to gather true information before they report on a story. Once journalists start reporting on things that are not true, their credibility is lost.
Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum
Just this week, the writer, Blake Neff, responded to a thread started by another user in 2018 with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo n****er do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?" Neff wrote, "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." (The subject line was not censored on the forum.) On June 5, Neff wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." On June 24, Neff commented, "Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep." On June 26, Neff wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are "white libs and their university-'educated' pets."
The most dishonest, biased news coverage of our lifetimes — and it’s about to get worse
‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen such dishonest and biased coverage of any event.” That was Brit Hume, who has been covering events for more than 50 years for Fox News, ABC News and investigative reporter Jack Anderson.
The great bulk of Trump’s speech was a celebration of American history, American principles, American leaders. He spoke extensively of the four presidents whose visages were sculpted on the mountain above him and paid tribute more succinctly to others.
He said: “We are the country of Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass. We are the land of Wild Bill Hickock and Buffalo Bill Cody. We are the nation that gave rise to the Wright brothers, the Tuskegee Airmen, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Jesse Owens, George Patton — Gen. George Patton — the great Louie Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.”
Dark and divisive? Dystopian? Amplifying racism?
What really seems to have raised the press’ hackles was Trump’s dissent from their reverent attitudes toward Black Lives Matter and apparent indifference to those tearing down statues of Lincoln, Douglass, Grant, abolitionists and women’s-rights advocates.
“Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities,” Trump said, accurately.
That’s not the message most in the media want voters receiving in the months running up to November. TV viewers have been assured Black Lives Matter protests are “mostly peaceful,” even while fires are blazing fiercely within camera view.
Newspaper readers have been assured that those seizing streets and ousting police are promoting, in the Seattle mayor’s words, a “summer of love,” even as their camp becomes the scene of multiple homicides.
Georgia teen charged with killing her 66-year-old grandmother
A Georgia teen has been charged with murdering her grandmother, authorities said.
Alisha Kianna Pompey, 17, was arrested early Monday after Fayette County deputies found the teen’s grandmother, 66-year-old Dorothy Pompey, dead in the family’s residence at the Four Seasons Mobile Home Park, The Citizen reports.
Deputies were sent to the location for a medical call, but investigators determined domestic violence factored in the elderly woman’s death, Sheriff Barry Babb told the newspaper.
Man Who Killed Seattle Protester Charged With Homicide, Reckless Driving
Attorney blasts DA for saying use of force in Akbar Rogers' arrest was justified
Hit-and-run driver who plowed into protesters at anti-lynching rally arrested in Indiana
Five People Arrested in Pop Smoke Murder Investigation
Zion Williamson Accused of Accepting $400K for Marketing Rights While at Duke
Man shot after gunfire erupts in Bronx street following argument
29-year-old man fatally shot on Upper West Side
Calif. Girl, 13, Was Allegedly Killed After Resisting Sexual Advances of Man She Talked to Online
One Day After Mocking ‘Right-Wing’ Media For Reporting On Crime, CNN’s Cuomo Admits Homicides Are Rising – But Blames It On States Reopening
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
UFC news: Joe Rogan slammed for Black Lives Matter protest comments on podcast
Speaking with biologist Bret Weinstein on last week’s The Joe Rogan Experience, the 52-year-old commented that the Black Lives Matter movement was ‘leaderless’ and ‘attractive to young people [who] feel disenfranchised by the system’.
“What’s the end goal? That doesn’t seem to be very clear. There are kids out, chanting no justice, no peace. I’m like ‘what justice are you talking about?’,” Rogan questioned.
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Geraldo Rivera Frets About ‘Black on Black Crime’: There’s a ‘Ghetto Civil War Going On’
University of Cincinnati will remove Marge Schott's name from baseball stadium
Kendrick Sampson, Tessa Thompson and Over 300 Black Artists and Execs Call for Hollywood to Divest From Police (EXCLUSIVE)
Dizzee Rascal clashes with Piers Morgan during heated Black Lives Matter discussion: “You’re not going to do this to me”
Chris D’Elia dropped by CAA after sexual misconduct allegations
Winona Ryder Resurfaces More Genuinely Shocking Anti-Semitism From Mel Gibson
Tina Fey Pulls 30 Rock Episodes and Apologizes Amid a Reckoning on Blackface in Comedy
Customers Hound Black-Owned Bookstore Probably for Not Shipping Copies of White Fragility Faster
The Latest: Michigan mayor resigns after racial remark
Clive Myrie details racist abuse he receives as BBC News presenter
The BBC News presenter Clive Myrie says the racist abuse he regularly receives has become increasingly virulent and prevalent in recent years and is at its worst since he started his career in 1988.
A far-right extremist who threatened to kill him was jailed last year. Myrie said the UK must not be complacent over racism in society, and that the groundswell of anti-racism protests demonstrated the widespread desire for systemic change.
“The most recent thing I got two weeks ago was quite succinct: ‘Fuck off you black cunt,’” he said.
“It actually doesn’t really bother me at all. What bothers me is the general sense that we live in a country where some people think racism is either imagined, or in people’s minds, and I think that is a notion that has to be fought.
“We’ve got problems in our own house that we need to sort out. There are a few too many people running around saying that we’re fine here, we’re not like America.”
Former ESPN NBA reporter criticized for hypocritical tweets about George Floyd protests
Veteran NBA reporter Chris Palmer was called out on Twitter for a pair of tweets he sent within the span of a few days.
Palmer was offering his thoughts on the protests across the United States in the wake of George Floyd's death. On Thursday night, Palmer quote-tweeted a photo of a burning building with the caption, "Burn that s— down. Burn it all down." But shortly after midnight on Sunday, Palmer had a change of tone once protesters showed up closer to where he lived.
‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth MacFarlane Slams Oprah and Fox News for Coronavirus ‘Pseudoscience’
Actor, animator, and show creator Seth MacFarlane sharply criticized Oprah Winfrey and Fox News for purveying pseudoscience in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, in the debut installment of VICE TV’s political talk show “Seat at the Table with Anand Giridharadas,” which debuts Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET.
MacFarlane also had choice words for Oprah Winfrey, who he accused in a recent tweet of using her platform “to amplify dubious voices” such as Dr. Phil, who has implied shutdowns are an overreaction to the coronavirus, and Dr. Oz, who repeatedly boosted the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus and pushed for reopening schools.
CNN's Don Lemon rips stay-at-home protesters for 'complaining that they don't have haircuts'
"It makes me so angry because every night when I leave this studio and when I come in, there's an army of people through New York City- an army of immigrants and people of color and poor people who are keeping this city running," Lemon began the rant during his nightly handoff with colleague Chris Cuomo. "They are disinfecting offices, they are cleaning people, they are changing bedpans, and they are working... And those people are out there complaining that they don't have haircuts? Who the hell do you think you are?!?"
He continued, "And if you're so upset about it, then you should blame the president. Because he's the one who's supposed to help your small businesses. I understand that you're hurting, I understand that people are hurting, yes, a lot of people are hurting, but there are people who are frontline workers who have to get out there."
Moment brazen Brooklyn gunman shoots 39-year-old in the head in broad daylight after arguing with his son
This is the horrifying moment a gunman opened fire in broad daylight in the middle of a New York City street, shooting his victim in the head.
Video shows the suspect walking toward his target, holding the firearm with an outstretched right arm last Saturday around 7.40pm.
The footage - captured by a surveillance camera at a nearby building in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood - shows the shooter blast several bullets.
‘Loving’ Parents Of 3 Killed While Fighting Off Violent Home Invader As Their Kids Were Asleep Upstairs
Tx. Mom-of-3 Was Stabbed to Death — and Suspect Boyfriend Hijacked Bus Before Police Killed Him
Man Convicted Of Murdering, Dismembering Girlfriend’s Tinder Date Must Wait A Few Months Longer To Learn Fate
Pregnant Woman Allegedly Carjacks News Van — With Pregnant Reporter Still Inside
Man Accused of Choking Woman While She Slept Days After Trying to Break Into Her South Windsor Home
Nebraska Brothers Who Were Subject of AMBER Alert Are Found Safe, and Suspect Is in Custody
Man arrested as historic queer resort mourns ‘incredible’ staff member shot dead in one of its hotel rooms
Arrest warrant out for defiant pastor after incident with bus, protester