In its biggest guns case in a dozen years, the Supreme Court expanded access to firearms, ruling that Americans have a right to carry handguns in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed in cities and beyond. (June 23)
Justice Clarence Thomas once opposed Highland Park's assault weapons ban, saying that the 'overwhelming majority' of those with the rifles use them lawfully
Thomas called the city's ban "highly suspect because it broadly prohibits common semiautomatic firearms used for lawful purposes."
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos by Reuters / WGN News The Illinois teen accused of fatally gunning down seven people and wounding dozens more at a Fourth of July parade dressed as a woman to disguise himself during the rampage, police announced Tuesday.Highland Park resident Robert “Bobby” Crimo, 21, “did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity, and help him during the escape with... other people who were fleeing the chaos,” Dep. Chief Christopher Covelli, a spokesman
- Akron Beacon Journal
A 25-year-old woman was shot in the head through the front window of her Summit Lake home, the Akron Police Department said Tuesday.
Illinois Gov. Pritzker says the Founding Fathers wouldn't have approved of today's gun laws since they 'carried muskets, not assault weapons'
Hours after 6 died in the Highland Park shooting, Pritzker said none of the Founding Fathers would have backed the right to own high-powered weapons.
- The Wrap
GOP Governor Candidate in Illinois Roasted for Saying ‘Let’s Move On’ Hours After July 4 Parade Mass Shooting
Gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey has since apologized for his comments
Police are investigating after a woman said she was attacked by a coyote in the parking lot of a restaurant on the North Shore.
It's not at all clear what the former president was referring to in a furious series of Fourth of July messages.
- KABC – Los Angeles
The man who attacked and sexually assaulted an Orange County woman at a storage facility was arrested over the weekend, authorities said.
"The only reason you’re celebrating Independence Day is because citizens were armed," the NRA tweeted. Unless you've been killed by an armed citizen.
- Charlotte Observer
The man fired a gun to try stopping the attack, officials said.
- The Daily Beast
Highland Park Police, ReutersAfter a daylong manhunt, Illinois police have taken in the “person of interest” wanted in connection with a sniper attack at a July 4 parade in Highland Park that killed six people and sent dozens more to the hospital.Authorities have not said 21-year-old Robert “Bobby” Crimo III is the suspected gunman, but before he was taken into custody, they said he was armed and dangerous.They said a North Chicago police officer spotted the car Crimo was believed to be driving
A former Colorado funeral home owner pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal charge of defrauding relatives of the dead by dissecting their family members' corpses and selling the body parts without permission, a practice exposed in a 2018 Reuters investigative report https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-bodies-funeral. Megan Hess, who operated a funeral home called Sunset Mesa and a human body parts business called Donor Services from the same building, entered the plea to the charge of fraud at a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gordon Gallagher in Grand Junction, Colorado. Gallagher scheduled Hess, who had previously pleaded not guilty, to be sentenced in January, with the prosecution calling for 12 to 15 years in prison.
- The Desert Sun
What states in the Southwest have failed to do is curtail growth and agriculture that is, of course, water-driven
Tearful WWII vet says on his 100th birthday that current state of America is 'not what they died for'
A U.S. veteran who saw action in World War II lamented the current state of the country while celebrating his 100th birthday. Carl Spurlin Dekel, who spent his special day on June 29 with friends and family, broke down in tears as he told Fox13 in an interview shared the day after that his fellow soldiers did not die in the war for what America has now purportedly become.
- Consequence of Sound
A gunman opened fire on the parade, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others. 22-Year-Old Rapper Identified as “Person of Interest” in July 4th Highland Park Parade Shooting Alex Young
- Kansas City Star
The suspects were said to have opened fire into the crowd of the Fourth of July cookout “with absolutely no regard for human life whatsoever.”
- CBS News
Police released video of the seized drones and said each one could carry up to 200 kilograms of product.
Portland man charged with hate crimes for punching 5-year-old and her father because they’re ‘Japanese’
A man has been charged with bias crimes in Portland, Oregon, after allegedly attacking a man and his 5-year-old daughter because he thought they were Japanese. The victims, who came from California, were riding bikes along the Eastbank Esplanade on Saturday at around 3:45 p.m. when Dylan J. Kesterson, 34, approached them and “made comments about his perception that they were of Japanese descent,” Portland police said. After making the remark, Kesterson allegedly began hitting the 36-year-old man in the head.
- The New York Times
They came for Dmitry Kolker, an ailing physicist, in the intensive care ward. They came for Ivan Fedotov, a hockey star, as he was leaving practice with a film crew in tow. They came for Vladimir Mau, a state university rector, the week he was reelected to the board of Gazprom. The message sent by these high-profile detentions: Nearly anyone is now punishable in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The flurry of arrests across the country in recent days has signaled that the Kremlin is intent on tightening
A source shared video of police arresting the suspected shooter in Monday's deadly mass shooting in Highland Park, after the suspect was stopped in his car in Lake Forest.