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New coronavirus cases across the world jump by the most ever in a single day, WHO says
The number of newly reported coronavirus cases worldwide hit a daily record this week with more than 100,000 new cases over the last 24 hours, according to the World Health Organization.
Almost two-thirds of the cases were reported in just four countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press conference Wednesday at the agency’s Geneva headquarters. “We still have a long way to go in this pandemic.”
The majority of new confirmed cases are coming from the Americas, followed by Europe, according to WHO’s daily report. The U.S. reported 45,251 new cases on Tuesday, according to the agency. Russia had the second-most reported cases Tuesday at 9,263, according to WHO.
KKK Hoods Are Apparently the New COVID-19 Fashion Statement
Police in Colorado are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who went grocery shopping while wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood this weekend, though a similar case in San Diego recently ended with the police throwing up their hands and going, “This is America.”
Some white people have used their privilege to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic by refusing to follow public health orders to wear masks and not go out to get bad haircuts.
Coronavirus crime worries are making New Yorkers want guns
With thousands of cops out sick, cocky criminals on the loose, and people running out of money for food and rent because of COVID-19, the Rosario sisters of Staten Island want to arm themselves for what they fear could be a coming crime surge.
Online Child Abuse Complaints Surpass 4 Million In April. This Is How Cops Are Coping Despite COVID-19.
Closeted trans youth chased home, naked and bleeding, after being stripped, handcuffed, raped and robbed by his date
Mexico: 2 men arrested in strangling deaths of sister nurses
Transgender inmates have carried out seven sex attacks on women in jail: Despite the risks, male-born trans convicts are still allowed to move into women's prisons
Death penalty sought in Montana child torture, slaying case
YOUTUBER FACES 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 'PRANK' OF GIVING BOXES OF TRASH DISGUISED AS FOOD TO TRANSGENDER WOMEN
COVID-19 pandemic contributing to Winnipeg’s violent crime: U of W prof
3rd man charged in wounding of NJ state police detective
Danny Pearce death: Man charged with murder after fatal stabbing of young father in Greenwich in 2017
Asian American eligible voter population has ballooned 139 percent in 20 years: report
As the U.S. moves closer to the November election, the number of Asian American eligible voters will hit a record high, a new report from the Pew Research Center revealed Thursday.
The report examines the Asian American electorate, which is made up of more than 11 million eligible voters. Among the significant findings, the research noted that the number of those voters ballooned by 139 percent in the past 20 years, making Asian Americans the fastest-growing demographic of eligible voters compared to all other major races and ethnicities. In contrast, the white electorate grew by 7 percent in the same period.
Christine Chen, executive director of the civic engagement nonprofit APIAVote, said the group has amassed enough influence to have a profound impact in some races and, in some cases, swing districts.
Video shows shocking moment man is fatally shot by two masked bandits aiming pistols with silencers
Two masked bandits hopped out of a Jeep holding pistols with silencers — and blasted a man in the Bronx, killing him in cold blood, startling video obtained by the Daily News shows.
The victim, 51, is seen socializing in a parking lot on Holland Ave. near Boston Rd. in Allerton around 3:20 p.m. when the gunmen get out of the blue Jeep and open fire.
NY Daily News
Uptick in Murders and Burglaries Driving Crime in NYC During COVID-19 Pandemic: NYPD
Burglars are jailed for total of three years after businesswoman caught them ransacking her five-bedroom cottage live on her mobile phone while on holiday after installing cameras
Outrage as New York City landlady posts TikTok video claiming she steals packages from tenants who can't pay rent
NYPD officer placed on desk duty after shocking video showed him beating a bystander during social distancing arrest - sparking Mayor de Blasio to call the attack 'unacceptable'
Coronavirus: Surge in poaching of endangered rhinos, jaguar and pumas as hunters emerge during lockdown
Police, Crime Stoppers seek suspects, info in East Side slaying
Hate crime or stray bullet? Kansas City man’s death stirs fears in LGBTQ communities
FiDi/North Beach crime: Grocery thieves hit man with skateboard; gunpoint cigarette robbery; more
Local Man Arrested for Hate Crime Against Asian-Americans
Child Sexual Abuse Reports Are On The Rise Amid Lockdown Orders
There has been a rise in the number of minors contacting the National Sexual Assault Hotline to report abuse. That's according to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, which runs the hotline.
By the end of March, with much of the country under lockdown, there was a 22% increase in monthly calls from people younger than 18, and half of all incoming contacts were from minors. That's a first in RAINN's history, Camille Cooper, the organization's vice president of public policy, tells NPR.
Of those young people who contacted the hotline in March, 67% identified their perpetrator as a family member and 79% said they were currently living with that perpetrator. In 1 out of 5 cases where the minor was living with their abuser, RAINN assisted the minor in immediately contacting police.
Fla. Woman Who Lost Dad to Gun Violence in 2003 Is Fatally Shot, and Police Say She Knew Killer
Report: SFPD make grisly discovery in Outer Sunset home
Teen Allegedly Shoots Her Stepmother, Who Was 9 Months Pregnant, In The Head After Assaulting 11-Year-Old Stepbrother
Revealed: Prisoner who shocked Boris Johnson on a tour of jails when x-ray revealed he had hidden a Kinder egg stuffed with drugs inside him
Caretaker steals engagement ring from elderly woman dying of coronavirus
Younger blacks and Latinos are dying of COVID-19 at higher rates in California
Black and Latino Californians ages 18 to 64 are dying more frequently of COVID-19 than their white and Asian counterparts relative to their share of the population, a Times analysis of state health department data shows.
Newly released figures on the grim toll of the novel coronavirus show once again profound disparities in people’s odds of survival that fall along racial and ethnic lines. In this case, the data also belie the conventional wisdom that old age is the primary risk factor for death.
When accounting for each group’s percentage of the population, blacks and Latinos under the age of 65 had a higher share of fatalities than even older blacks and Latinos. The trend is particularly noticeable among those age 18 to 49, The Times analysis found.
Parents Hospitalized With COVID, Son Dies Alone on Sofa
A Detroit Medical Worker Died After Her Own Hospital Denied Her a Coronavirus Test 4 Times
Coronavirus: Thousands flock to beaches in California despite stay-at-home orders
We are seeing a surge of vulnerability to violence amid pandemic: NGO CEO
Gary Haugen of International Justice Mission sees an increase of violence against the vulnerable people in three areas: domestic violence, online sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking.
Sex doll sales soar with gay people and couples fuelling demand
One sex doll company has released sales figures showing more people bought dolls in the first three months of the year than in the whole of 2019.
Their stats show gay and bi men and women are even more likely than other men and women to have bought one of the dolls.
Likewise, same-sex couples are also keen to add one of the dolls to their bedroom fun.
But the biggest rise of all appears to be among experimental heterosexual couples. That would appear to mean that some people in ‘straight’ relationships are using the lockdown to enjoy their bi side.
Travelers are booking flights again despite coronavirus lockdown
Wanderlust is alive and well despite the coronavirus lockdown.
Frequent flyers such as Ami Horowitz are beginning to book flights in what could be the first sign that life is getting back to normal after weeks of stay-at-home orders, social distancing warnings — and dashed travel plans.
Prior to the quarantine, Horowitz, 46, rarely went a few weeks without hopping on a plane. But the jet-setting filmmaker who lives on the Upper West Side has put at least five trips on hold since the COVID-19 pandemic first broke.
“Everything’s been pretty much on hold,” he tells The Post. Until now.
NY, NJ airports have highest number of TSA employees testing positive for coronavirus
Child Sex Abuse Reports Spike As Country Shelters In Place, Advocates Say
For most Americans, sheltering in place is a sensible act of self-protection amid the coronavirus pandemic. But home can be a dangerous place for some ? like children in abusive situations.
Children face a heightened risk for sexual abuse during this time, child advocates told HuffPost. Scott Berkowitz, president of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, said RAINN has seen an uptick in minors reporting sexual violence in March, the month most shelter-in-place orders were implemented across the country.
“Last month, for the first time ever, a majority of RAINN’s sexual abuse hotline users were minors,” he told HuffPost.
Just over half of the people who called RAINN’s hotline last month who identified their age were under 18. Of those, 67% identified their perpetrator as a family member and, within that group, 79% said they were living with that perpetrator. RAINN’s victim service programs help on average about 25,000 people every month.
Berkowitz said the reason for the increased calls from minors could be that children can’t access the safety net of other adults they usually see outside the home.
Staying At Home Has Led To An Increase In Child Abuse Cases — Here’s How To Help
Baltimore’s Gangs Aren’t Going To Let Some Coronavirus Slow Them Down
Social distancing may be helpful in slowing the spread of a virus, but it doesn’t do a thing in terms of gang violence because six feet is still considered a very short range when aiming a handgun. That may be the lesson coming out of Charm City as the pandemic grinds on. Private businesses and schools may be shut down, but the gang bangers still out there murdering each other with abandon. The body count in Baltimore from gang warfare is still leaving the coronavirus in the dust.
Baltimore man killed while streaming party on Facebook Live
Watch as heartless thief steals child's birthday balloons from outside home during lockdown
Drill rapper M24 sparks outrage as he shares footage of himself defying COVID-19 lockdown to film music video at crowded outdoor gathering
Drill rapper M24 has sparked outrage, after he shared footage of himself defying lockdown rules to shoot a music video at an outdoor gathering on Saturday night.
The musician – a rising member of Brixton, south London, crew 150 – took to his Instagram account to upload clips of himself rapping to his latest track as a crowd surrounded him on a housing estate, clearly flouting social distancing rules.
Showing that they were aware of the risks of their actions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of those featured in the clip were seeing sporting surgical masks as they danced and rapped along to his track in unison.
Coronavirus: Police pour water on barbecue amid lockdown
Man who narrated an expletive-filled video depicting people not social distancing arrested
Louisiana church holds services, defying coronavirus stay-at-home order
Woody Harrelson among stars sharing COVID-19 conspiracy theories tied to 5G
Woman spat, coughed on officers while claiming to have COVID-19, police allege
California Is Forcing Nursing Homes To Take COVID-19 Patients
The Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to the South
More young people in the South seem to be dying from COVID-19. Why?
In a matter of weeks, the coronavirus has gone from a novel, distant threat to an enemy besieging cities and towns across the world. The burden of COVID-19 and the economic upheaval wrought by the measures to contain it feel epochal. Humanity now has a common foe, and we will grow increasingly familiar with its face.
Yet plenty of this virus’s aspects remain unknown. The developing wisdom—earned the hard way in Wuhan, Washington, and Italy—has been that older people and sicker people are substantially more likely to suffer severe illness or die from COVID-19 than their younger, healthier counterparts. Older people are much more likely than young people to have lung disease, kidney disease, hypertension, or heart disease, and those conditions are more likely to transform a coronavirus infection into something nastier. But what happens when these assumptions don’t hold up, and the young people battling the pandemic share the same risks?
Chicago Man Killed Himself and a Woman After Fearing They Had Coronavirus, Police Say
Police say a man in the Chicago area shot himself and a woman in his apartment after fearing both had the new coronavirus, The Chicago Tribune reports. Will County Sheriff’s deputies found the bodies of Patrick Jesernik, 54, and Cheryl Schriefer, 59, during a welfare check Saturday that had been requested by Jesernik’s family, who had not heard from him. Family members said Jesernik had been afraid that he was suffering from COVID-19 and that Schriefer had been having trouble breathing. Tests for COVID-19 came back negative for both after the apparent murder-suicide. The prohibition of any group larger than 10 people to slow the spread of the coronavirus has stymied recovery and domestic violence prevention efforts across the world.
The Daily Beast
Maryland Man Killed Estranged Wife, Her Teen Neighbor Then Self: Police
Teenager arrested in deaths of University of Wisconsin doctor and her husband
Women are using code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during lockdown
Multiple San Francisco restaurants vandalized during stay-at-home order