Rushdie Stabbing Brings Terror to an Idyllic Retreat for Earnest Inquiry

The attack on the author took place at the Chautauqua Institution, which has played host to cultural and Christian leaders for nearly 150 years.

#chautauqua-ny, #chautauqua-institution, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rushdie-salman, #writing-and-writers

Investigators Hunt for Motivation and Movements of Man Accused in Rushdie Attack

The writer was gravely wounded and on a ventilator. Neither the hospital treating him nor his agent had updates on his condition early Saturday.

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Salman Rushdie Attack Recalls Murder of His Japanese Translator

Hitoshi Igarashi, who translated “The Satanic Verses,” was fatally stabbed at a university near Tokyo where he taught Islamic culture. The crime remains unsolved.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #chautauqua-ny, #hitoshi-igarashi, #japan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nygaard-william, #rushdie-salman, #translation-and-interpreters

‘Shock and Horror:’ Literary World Reacts to Salman Rushdie Attack

A number of writers and authors spoke out about the attack, with the author Neil Gaiman writing that he was “shocked and distressed.”

#books-and-literature, #chautauqua-ny, #chautauqua-institution, #council-on-american-islamic-relations, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #new-york-state, #pen-american-center

As Shootings Soar in Philadelphia, City is Awash in Guns

More than 1,400 people have been shot this year in Philadelphia, hundreds of them fatally — a higher toll than in much larger New York or Los Angeles.

#firearms, #gun-control, #krasner-larry-1961, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philadelphia-pa, #police-department-philadelphia-pa

Afghan Man Charged in Albuquerque Muslim Killings Was Headed for Texas

The police in Albuquerque revealed details of the evidence against Muhammad Syed, an Afghan immigrant who has been charged in the shooting deaths of two fellow Muslims.

#albuquerque-nm, #hussain-muhammad-afzaal-d-2022, #hussain-naeem-d-2022, #hussein-aftab-d-2022, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #new-mexico, #syed-muhammad-august-2022-murders

Mississippi Grand Jury Declines to Indict Woman in Emmett Till Murder Case

Carolyn Bryant Donham had accused the 14-year-old boy of whistling at her in 1955. His killing helped galvanize the civil rights movement.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #donham-carolyn-bryant, #mississippi, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #till-emmett-louis

Albuquerque Welcomed Muslims. Then Four of Them Were Killed.

Amid a citywide homicide spike, officials believe the recent deaths of four Muslim men are connected, leading to fear in a place where many immigrants and refugees had felt at home.

#ahmadi-mohammad-d-2021, #albuquerque-nm, #hussain-muhammad-afzaal-d-2022, #hussein-aftab-d-2022, #immigration-and-emigration, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam

Killer in Arbery Case Sentenced Again to Life in Prison

Travis McMichael was convicted of a federal hate crime following a state murder conviction in 2021. His lawyer tried without success to have part of the sentence served in federal prison.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

A Drop in Murders

Despite the grim headlines, 2022 is less violent so far than last year.

#crime-and-criminals, #deaths-fatalities, #internal-storyline-no, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #polls-and-public-opinion

Who Killed Tair Rada? Inside Israel’s True Crime Obsession

A TV documentary upended a murder case and captivated the nation. But its sensational theories might also be distorting justice.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #facebook-inc, #forensic-science, #israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #television

Air War Between Gaza Militants and Israel Enters Second Day

No cease-fire appeared imminent, despite early mediation efforts by international actors, including the United Nations.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Four Officers Face Federal Charges in Breonna Taylor Raid

The police fatally shot Ms. Taylor during a nighttime raid on her apartment in Louisville, Ky. Officials said two officers had lied in order to get a search warrant for Ms. Taylor’s home.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #garland-merrick-b, #louisville-ky, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-louisville-ky, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

In Libyan Town Searching for Justice, a Struggle Even to Find Graves

Libya’s political chaos has left little room for the reconciliation that many residents see as necessary for peace. Few places feel that more than Tarhuna, where a murderous band of brothers reigned for years.

#bashagha-fathi, #dbeiba-abdul-hamid, #hifter-khalifa, #kani-family, #libya, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #tarhuna-libya, #tripoli-libya

How Did a Two-Time Killer Get Out to Be Charged Again at Age 83?

Marceline Harvey is accused of dismembering a woman in Brooklyn. Her life was defined by a tormented relationship with women and herself — and a simmering anger.

#crime-and-criminals, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #leyden-susan-d-2022, #marcelin-harvey, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The Dystopian Myths of Red America

The Big Lie about the election is embedded in an even bigger lie.

#crime-and-criminals, #domestic-violence, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #republican-party, #rural-areas, #urban-areas

3 Shot to Death at Iowa Park; Suspect Killed Himself, Police Say

Three family members were found fatally shot at a campground at Maquoketa Caves State Park, the authorities said, and the suspect, a 23-year-old, was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

#iowa, #maquoketa-caves-state-park-iowa, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

He Built a Home to Survive a Civil War. Tragedy Found Him Anyway.

C. Wesley Morgan once believed that the place he built, which included a 2,000-square-foot bunker, was the safest house in Kentucky.

#kentucky, #morgan-c-wesley, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

DNA on Discarded Coffee Cup Leads to Arrest in a 1975 Homicide

Lindy Sue Biechler was stabbed 19 times more than four decades ago. The authorities in Pennsylvania said a coffee cup that David Sinopoli, 68, discarded this year provided investigators with crucial evidence.

#david-sinopoli, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #lancaster-county-pa, #lindy-sue-biechler, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #parabon-nanolabs-inc

‘Law & Order’ Crew Member Is Fatally Shot at Brooklyn Film Location

The man, who was enforcing parking restrictions on a Greenpoint block before filming began on Tuesday, was sitting in a car when he was killed by a lone gunman.

#greenpoint-brooklyn-ny, #laworder-organized-crime-tv-program, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-broadcasting-co, #television, #universal-television

Why ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Author Delia Owens Is Wanted for Questioning

The release of a movie based on the best-selling novel renewed questions about the author, Delia Owens, her time in Zambia and the shooting of a suspected poacher there.

#books-and-literature, #goldberg-jeffrey, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #owens-delia, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #zambia

Bodega Clerk Who Fatally Stabbed Man Will Not Face Charges

Alvin Bragg, Manhattan’s district attorney, said murder charges against Jose Alba could not be proven. Mr. Alba’s supporters said he acted in self-defense.

#alba-jose-july-2-2022-stabbing, #bragg-alvin, #convenience-stores, #district-attorneys, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Reunited in Bucha, a Ukrainian Family Comes to Terms With War’s Traumas

As flowers bloom amid the wreckage, the Kyiv suburb synonymous with atrocity feels almost normal again. But the lives of the people there may never be.

#bucha-ukraine, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #friendship, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #mykolaiv-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Fatalities in Greenwood Park Mall Shooting in Indiana, Officials Say

The attack unfolded at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Ind., on Sunday before another armed individual fatally shot the assailant, the city’s mayor said.

#greenwood-park-mall, #greenwood-indiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #shopping-centers-and-malls

Shed No Tears for Carolyn Bryant Donham

Emmett Till’s accuser said she “always felt like a victim as well as Emmett.” Don’t feel sorry for her.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #donham-carolyn-bryant, #lynching, #mississippi, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #till-emmett-louis

Drug Kingpin Convicted of Killing D.E.A. Agent Is Captured in Mexico

Rafael Caro Quintero, an accused drug cartel leader, was convicted of killing Enrique Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, and was wanted by the F.BI.

#caro-quintero-rafael, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-cartels, #drug-enforcement-administration, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Eric Adams Can’t Stop Talking About Crime. There Are Risks to That.

The mayor says he has never seen crime at this level, but shootings and murders are down this year. Some see his comments as fear mongering.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police

South Carolina Lawyer Alex Murdaugh Charged With Killing Wife and Son

The double murder had remained unsolved for more than a year as Mr. Murdaugh was indicted on a series of financial crimes and the police re-examined the deaths of several people associated with the family.

#murdaugh-alex-1968, #murdaugh-margaret-d-2021, #murdaugh-paul-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #satterfield-gloria-d-2018, #smith-curtis-edward-1960, #south-carolina

A Day of Mourning in Ohio, Where a Young Black Man Was Killed by Police

Protesters have gathered regularly in downtown Akron since the death of Jayland Walker. The city has imposed a nightly curfew.

#akron-ohio, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #walker-jayland-1996-2022

Alex Murdaugh Is Expected to Be Charged With Killing Wife and Son, Lawyer Says

Mr. Murdaugh, who comes from a powerful legal family in rural South Carolina, has already faced a wave of fraud and theft charges since the killings last summer.

#legal-profession, #murdaugh-alex-1968, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #south-carolina

Police Search for Man After 3 Are Stabbed in N.Y.C.

One person was killed in the Manhattan attacks, which took place over the past week. The violence echoes a previous spate of deadly assaults on homeless people.

#homeless-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

40 Years Later, Nevada Man Is Charged With Murdering a 5-Year-Old Girl

Analysis of the DNA in a single strand of rootless hair from a 1982 crime scene helped lead the authorities to arrest Robert J. Lanoue, a 70-year-old registered sex offender, officials said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #forensic-science, #lanoue-robert-j, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pham-anne-d-1982, #seaside-calif

A Random Killing Erodes a New York Block’s Sense of Stability

John Edwards was a beloved fixture on his Bronx block and another unintended victim of the gun violence that has put many New Yorkers on edge.

#belmont-bronx-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Where Is Pete Panto?

A union leader on the Brooklyn docks disappeared 81 years ago, presumably murdered by the mob.

#brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #organized-crime, #organized-labor, #panto-pete-1910-39, #ports, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #tombs-and-tombstones

13 Guns Used in Harlem Shootout, Police Say, Underscoring Deadly Threat

The tally shows how ubiquitous firearms, many illegal, are in New York, with more legal ones anticipated after a recent Supreme Court ruling.

#firearms, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sewell-keechant

Adams Shows Support for Man Charged in Bodega Killing That Caused Outcry

A deadly confrontation at a Harlem store feeds a broader debate about crime and politics.

#adams-eric-l, #alba-jose-july-2-2022-stabbing, #bragg-alvin, #crime-and-criminals, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #self-defense, #simon-austin-d-2022

Everyday Violence

We look at where most of America’s gun violence happens.

#internal-storyline-no, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #poverty, #race-and-ethnicity

Show the Carnage

Would images from mass shootings shock the country out of its morbid malaise and into action to address the public health crisis guns have created?

#firearms, #highland-park-parade-shooting-july-4-2022, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Man Who Shot the Rapper Nipsey Hussle Is Convicted of Murder

A jury found Eric R. Holder Jr. guilty of first-degree murder for the 2019 killing of Hussle, an artist who devoted his adult life to championing his South Los Angeles neighborhood.

#crips-gang, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gangs, #holder-eric-r-jr-march-31-2019-murder, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nipsey-hussle-1985-2019, #rap-and-hip-hop

Copenhagen Mall Shooting: Police See No Terrorism Motive

The suspect was known to mental health services, according to the police. “Our assessment is that these are random victims,” an inspector said.

#copenhagen-denmark, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Body Camera Footage of Jayland Walker Shooting Raises Questions

Mr. Walker’s family urged calm as protests continued in Akron, Ohio.

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Akron Police Officers Placed on Leave After Fatal Shooting of Jayland Walker

A lawyer for the family of the victim, Jayland Walker, said he was struck dozens of times. The Ohio city braced for protests as footage of the shooting is expected to be released Sunday.

#akron-ohio, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #walker-jayland-1996-2022

Police Eye Domestic Violence in Upper East Side Killing of Mother

Azsia Johnson, 20, hoped to be a pediatric nurse and was a doting mother to her two children, her mother said. She was shot at point blank range while walking her 3-month-old daughter.

#domestic-violence, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

1955 Arrest Warrant in Emmett Till Case Is Found in Court Basement

The document charges the woman whose accusations led to the Black teenager’s murder with his kidnapping. The warrant was never served — and she is still alive.

#donham-carolyn-bryant, #greenwood-miss, #keith-a-beauchamp, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #till-emmett-louis

Daunte Wright’s Family Reaches $3.2 Million Settlement With Brooklyn Center, Minn.

The settlement was reached months after a former Brooklyn Center police officer was sentenced to two years in prison for the fatal shooting of Mr. Wright during a traffic stop.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brooklyn-center-minn, #chauvin-derek-1976, #compensation-for-damages-law, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minnesota, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-brooklyn-center-minn, #potter-kimberly-a-1973, #stun-guns, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wright-daunte-d-2021

Is Crime That Bad, or Are the Vibes Just Off?

A debate on the reality of crime in America with ​​Alex Kingsbury and Rafael Mangual.

#audio-neutral-informative, #boudin-chesa, #crime-and-criminals, #kingsbury-alex-journalist, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rafael-mangual

South Dakota Attorney General Is Convicted in Impeachment Trial

Jason Ravnsborg, who killed a man with his car in 2020, was removed from office after the State Senate voted to convict him. He was impeached by the House in April.

#attorneys-general, #impeachment, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #state-legislatures

‘We Are Not Safe’: Ethiopians Flee Massacre that Killed Hundreds

The massacre in Oromia, the nation’s largest region, came as the country grappled with a grueling civil war and the worst drought in decades.

#ahmed-abiy, #amhara, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oromia-ethiopia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Autopsies Have a History of Costly Mistakes, Yet Change Is Slow

Disastrous errors by medical examiners have raised questions about whether they are influenced by prejudgments and a close relationship with the police.

#autopsies, #discrimination, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #forensic-science, #infant-mortality, #innocence-project, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

How I Became an Asian American

The killing of a Chinese American, David Chin, 40 years ago changed the way people of Asian descent began to see themselves.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #japanese-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy