Chicago homicides and shootings rise sharply in 2020

Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year By The Associated Press August 1, 2020, 4:39 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHICAGO — Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year. From Jan. 1 through […]

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Boy, 14, charged with murder of woman, ‘shocking’ string of shootings

Canadian police arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with five possible shootings, charging him with first degree murder and a number of other charges. Danielle Dawn Cote, 27, was walking with an 18-year-old man in the early hours of Canada Day when they were shot. Cote died immediately, but the man – whom police believe […]

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Spate of shootings raises fears of a violent summer

CHICAGO — A spate of shootings over the past several days has law enforcement on edge, with some warning that a turbulent brew of a pandemic, racial unrest, historic surges in gun sales and a rancorous election year could make it an especially deadly summer. Although mass shootings are down sharply this year, other non-suicidal […]

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Atlanta mayor: Shootings of 3 homeless people appear linked

Authorities say they are investigating the fatal shootings of three homeless people in Atlanta and that they believe the shootings are connected By The Associated Press June 16, 2020, 12:56 AM 2 min read 2 min read ATLANTA — Authorities said they are investigating the fatal shootings of three homeless people in Atlanta and that […]

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After George Floyd death, Omar working on legislation to investigate all officer-involved shootings, uses of force

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar says she is working on legislation to investigate all officer-involved shootings and excessive uses of force, following the death of George Floyd. “We need to establish an independent federal agency to investigate all officer-involved shootings and excessive uses of force,” Omar said on Twitter Thursday. “I am working on legislation to make […]

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Indianapolis chief: No bodycam video of 2 police shootings

Indianapolis’ police chief says none of the officers involved in the fatal police shootings of two men killed hours apart in separate incidents were equipped with body cameras that would have captured those shootings By The Associated Press May 7, 2020, 5:01 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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West Virginia Univ. president responds after 2 shootings

West Virginia University’s president is emphasizing a commitment to safety after two recent shootings near the Morgantown campus, one of them involving a fatality By The Associated Press March 1, 2020, 6:35 PM 2 min read MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The president of West Virginia University released a letter Sunday emphasizing the university’s commitment to safety […]

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