The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals. (July 22)
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- The Daily Beast
Baltimore County Police DepartmentFor about a year, a Baltimore woman allegedly drove a car with a gruesome secret: the dead body of her 7-year-old niece stashed in a suitcase in the trunk. Then in May she allegedly cracked the trunk’s lid to dump the body of her 5-year-old nephew beside it.It wasn’t until months later that police discovered the decomposing bodies of siblings Joshlyn Marie James Johnson and Larry Darnell O’Neal.Baltimore County Police said in a statement Thursday night that they
- The Root
Another day, another violent arrest of a Black person that began with an alleged nonviolent offense.
- The Daily Beast
via YouTube/Inyo County Sheriff’s OfficeLast Saturday around 2 a.m., a pair of deputies in a tiny California city responded to a report of domestic violence at an apartment complex.But instead of finding the 911 caller or their alleged suspect, the cops tased, pepper-sprayed and beat a Native American man and shot and killed his dog.The disturbing encounter, captured in bystander video and body cam footage released by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, has sparked outrage and divided residents in
- Kansas City Star
Police arrested a 24-year-old man as the young girl went into labor with his child.
The Tampa Police Department is in some more hot water.A Citizens Review Board hearing this week, first reported by Fox 13, resulted in the discipline of Sgt. Daniel Rhodes, who was accused of running a "fake operation" to "blow money and have fun" at an Ybor City strip club last year.Why it matters: The finding comes at an especially turbulent time for TPD, which has been criticized for its increased use of force and chemical agents while nabbing the biggest budget increase among all U.S. metro
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Legal experts said while it seems clear the group was acting in self-defense, the legal parameters of a self-defense claim can be tricky.
- The State
“That means more grieving mothers,” the police chief said.
- Miami Herald
A veteran Florida Keys detective was charged with misdemeanor theft after an internal investigation revealed he stole six spiny lobsters from a boat he pulled over last year, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
- Madame Noire
A viral video of a deputy from the sheriff's office arresting a Black, teenage girl is causing controversy.
Desiree Castaneda's then-pregnant daughter was brought to a local hospital by Juan Miranda-Jara, a 24-year-old man who allegedly told authorities he was the baby's biological father
- KTRK – Houston
After shooting his wife and her two kids, deputies say the man threatened to take his life and barricaded himself inside a Katy-area home.
A grisly murder in the heart of Islamabad involving families from the privileged elite of Pakistani society has dominated headlines for the past week, stirring national outrage over femicides in the South Asian nation. Noor Mukadam, 27, the daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat, was found beheaded in a posh neighborhood of the capital on July 20. Police have charged Zahir Jaffer, a U.S. national and scion of one of Pakistan's wealthiest families, with murder.
- The Telegraph
The story is a sickeningly familiar one: of vulnerable young girls groomed and sexually exploited by older men in a city in Northern England. This time it was Bradford, where a review into two decades of offending reported this week that “children suffered abuse no child should have to experience”. If you think you’ve heard this before, then that is because you have. What happened in Bradford, where nine men were jailed in 2019 for raping and abusing two teenage girls living in a children’s home
Former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar spent more than $10,000 on himself while in prison for criminal sexual conduct, paying $300 in restitution towards his victims, per a Wednesday court filing obtained by the Washington Post. Driving the news: Since being imprisoned in 2018, Nassar received deposits totaling $12,825 into his prison bank account — including two pandemic stimulus checks totaling $2,000. He has paid about $100 per year in court-ordered penalties to his victims, the Post reporte
- KTRK – Houston
When the suspect looked away, the man took the opportunity to quickly speed away from the ATM, but not before his cash was stolen.
- WBAL - Baltimore Videos
Baltimore County police officers discovered the bodies of two deceased children Wednesday night during a traffic stop in Essex. County police said officers conducted a traffic stop just after 11 p.m. Wednesday on Eastern Boulevard near Wagners Lane. During the stop, officers discovered the bodies of two deceased children. The children's bodies were taken to the medical examiner's office, and the driver of the vehicle was taken into custody.
- National Review
The alleged crimes include seven murders, kidnappings, assaults, robberies and drug distribution, officials announced.
- The Daily Beast
MTVDocumentaries can be informative, enlightening, enraging, intriguing, and inspiring—but they are rarely edge-of-your-seat suspenseful. Not so with Sabaya. Detailing the work of a few male and female activists who rescue enslaved Yazidi women from the clutches of ISIS in war-torn Syria, writer/director/editor/cinematographer Hogir Hirori’s film boasts a proximity to its action that’s nail-bitingly extreme. From early imagery shot from the POV of a woman wearing a niqab (i.e. an all-encompassin
- Washington Examiner
A Brazilian video game streamer was arrested Tuesday after he ostensibly raped two child actors.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
A teenager suspected of fatally shooting his uncle turned himself into police Wednesday, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department. Carlos McNair, 16, and Anthony Tyrone Link, 37, got into an argument during a family gathering about 11:45 p.m. July 20 in a home at 2576 16th Ave. S, according to an arrest affidavit. Family members had told Link to get out, and as he was leaving in his ...