Manslaughter Charge for Officer Accused of Shooting Man in the Back

An Oklahoma City police sergeant fired three shots “unnecessarily” at a man “as he was running away,” officials said.

#associated-press, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Man Killed 3 After Early Release, Officials Say

An Oklahoma man whose prison sentence had been commuted cut out and cooked a woman’s heart and tried to feed it to his relatives before killing two of them, the authorities said.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #assaults, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #probation-and-parole, #search-and-seizure, #stitt-kevin

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Four Subway Stabbings and a Young Man’s Downward Spiral

The rampage on the A train line reflected a convergence of crises — homelessness and mental illness — in a desolate subway system.

#bronxworks, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #lopez-rigoberto, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #subways

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Daniel Prude’s Case and Death: What We Know

For months, officials in Rochester, N.Y., tried to keep body camera footage of the police encounter that led to his death from becoming public. A grand jury declined to bring an indictment against the officers involved.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-rochester-ny, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny, #singletary-laron-d, #warren-lovely-a

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True Crime Gets Its Close-Up

In “Two Truths and a Lie,” “Confident Women” and “The Officer’s Daughter,” readers feel the aftershocks of felonies and malfeasances.

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Gunman Who Killed 2 at Louisiana Gun Store Fired 32 Rounds, Sheriff Says

Joshua Williams, who went to the Jefferson Gun Outlet to buy ammunition and “flipped out,” was fatally shot by store employees in the parking lot, the authorities said.

#assaults, #firearms, #gun-control, #jefferson-gun-outlet-metairie-la, #jefferson-parish-la, #lopinto-joseph-p-iii, #louisiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Seif Bamporiki, Rwanda Opposition Figure, Killed in South Africa

South African authorities said that for now they were treating the case as a robbery, but the political allies of the man who was shot, Seif Bamporiki, had their suspicions of an assassination.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bamporiki-abdallah-seif, #belgium, #cape-town-south-africa, #kagame-paul, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #rwanda-national-congress

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4 Aid Workers Are Shot Dead in Pakistan

The attack could portend a resurgence of militant violence in the former tribal areas of Waziristan, once a hub of the Pakistani Taliban.

#defense-and-military-forces, #federally-administered-tribal-areas-pakistan, #human-rights-commission-of-pakistan, #humanitarian-aid, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #taliban, #tehrik-e-taliban, #terrorism, #waziristan-pakistan

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Louisiana Gun Store Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, Including Gunman

Two other people were injured and in stable condition after the shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La., the police said.

#deaths-fatalities, #firearms, #jefferson-gun-outlet, #jefferson-parish-la, #metairie-la, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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South Dakota Attorney General Charged With Careless Driving in Man’s Death

Jason Ravnsborg avoided felony charges, including manslaughter, after he struck and killed a pedestrian with his car last September.

#boever-joe-1964-2020, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ravnsborg-jason, #roads-and-traffic, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Why Does Louisiana Consistently Lead the Nation in Murders?

It has problems common to several Southern states, like a high rate of poverty, but also an inheritance of violence.

#crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #firearms, #gun-control, #louisiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #poverty, #prisons-and-prisoners, #southern-states-us

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3 Detectives Obtained a False Murder Confession. Was It One of Dozens?

Huwe Burton was wrongly convicted because of deceptive interrogation techniques. How many more cases were “solved” the same way?

#bronx-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #cuomo-andrew-m, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #green-haven-correctional-facility, #interrogations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #witnesses, #youth

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Homeless Man Arrested in Subway Stabbings That Left 2 Dead, 2 Wounded

Rigoberto Lopez, 21, was arrested on murder and attempted murder charges. The police said he ambushed homeless people who were sleeping in the subway.

#city-council-nyc, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #homeless-persons, #lopez-rigoberto, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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France, Islam and ‘Laïcité’

After the beheading of a teacher in a Paris suburb, the debate over the relationship between government and religion is raging again.

#france, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #paty-samuel-1973-2020, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations

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M.I.T. Student Wanted For Questioning in Yale Student Killing

Kevin Jiang’s killing has attracted attention because of ties to Yale and has put a spotlight on an uptick in shootings in New Haven, Conn.

#colleges-and-universities, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-haven-conn, #yale-university

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A Double Tragedy in India and the Search for Elusive Answers

In “The Good Girls,” Sonia Faleiro writes about the mysterious deaths of two girls, a case that revealed histories, resentments, secrets and competing interpretations.

#books-and-literature, #faleiro-sonia, #honor-killings, #india, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #the-good-girls-an-ordinary-killing-book, #uttar-pradesh-state-india, #women-and-girls

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Why Germany Prosecutes the Aged for Nazi Roles It Long Ignored

Since German courts expanded the definition of who was guilty of Holocaust atrocities, several people over 90 have been charged.

#concentration-camps, #demjanjuk-john, #dey-bruno, #elderly, #germany, #groning-oskar-1921, #hanning-reinhold, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sachsenhausen-concentration-camp, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Tennessee Executed Sedley Alley. Was He Innocent?

If DNA exonerates Sedley Alley, it will be the first time someone was proved to have been wrongly put to death.

#alley-sedley, #capital-punishment, #clement-paul-d, #collins-suzanne-marie-1966-85, #decisions-and-verdicts, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #innocence-project, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #scheck-barry, #supreme-courts-state, #tennessee

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The New Menendez Defenders

Young people are making impassioned arguments for the release of Lyle and Eric Menendez. Why now?

#instagram-inc, #menendez-erik, #menendez-lyle, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Anthony Sowell, Serial Killer Who Terrorized Cleveland, Dies at 61

Mr. Sowell, who was sentenced to death in 2011, murdered 11 women and hid the remains of his victims on his property.

#capital-punishment, #cleveland-ohio, #columbus-ohio, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ohio, #serial-murders, #sex-crimes, #sowell-anthony

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N.Y.P.D. Officer to Plead Guilty in Plot to Kill Her Estranged Husband

Valerie Cincinelli, a 12-year department veteran, is also accused of asking her boyfriend to arrange the murder of his own daughter.

#cincinelli-valerie, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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New Mexico State Police Officer Is Shot and Killed, Officials Say

Several other officers were injured in a shooting on Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, the State Police said.

#attacks-on-police, #las-cruces-nm, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-mexico

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Former Columbus Police Officer Is Charged With Murder of Andre Hill

Adam Coy fatally shot Andre Hill in December within seconds of approaching him in a garage.

#columbus-police-ohio, #coy-adam-columbus-ohio-police-officer, #hill-andre-maurice-d-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Mexico Arrests Police Officers Over Massacre

The arrest of government agents for the brutal killing of 19 people, including several migrants, is a rare instance of local police being charged with such a crime.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Please, Give Me Back My Daughter’

The remarkable story of one mother’s implausible quest to bring a cartel to justice for the murder of her child.

#drug-cartels, #extortion-and-blackmail, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #organized-crime, #rodriguez-martinez-miriam-elizabeth, #zetas

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Florida FBI Shooting: 2 Agents Killed While Serving Warrant in Sunrise

Three other agents were injured in a shooting that occurred as agents were executing a search warrant in Sunrise, west of Fort Lauderdale. The man being investigated was found dead.

#attacks-on-police, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sunrise-fla

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Silentó, Rapper Behind Viral 2015 Hit, Is Charged With Murder

The rapper, whose real name is Ricky Hawk, caused a sensation with “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” The police said he fatally shot a cousin outside Atlanta last month.

#decatur-ga, #dekalb-county-ga, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rooks-frederick-d-2021, #watch-me-whip-nae-nae-song

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People Died at the Capitol. Can Rioters be Charged?

Federal law provides a way to charge people in cases of deaths that they did not directly cause. But it is a limited provision that has raised questions about complicity and fairness.

#babbitt-ashli-e-1985-2021, #boyland-rosanne-1986-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sicknick-brian-d-1978-2021, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #washington-dc

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Muskogee Shooting: 5 Children, One Man Shot and Killed in Oklahoma

The police in Muskogee, Okla., said they caught the person believed to be the gunman, but did not identify the man or the victims.

#deaths-fatalities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muskogee-okla

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Why Did the N.Y.P.D. Solve Fewer Crimes Last Year?

A confluence of factors means that too many murderers are walking free.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-department-nyc

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‘Likely Innocent’: Judge Frees Woman Jailed 15 Years in Child’s Death

Rosa Jimenez was imprisoned after being convicted of murder in the death of a toddler who choked on paper towels while she was babysitting him in 2003. Experts now say the death was accidental.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #austin-tex, #decisions-and-verdicts, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #innocence-project, #jimenez-rosa-estella, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #texas, #travis-county-tex

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Top Pakistani Court Upholds Reversal of Conviction in Daniel Pearl Killing

The court ordered the release of Ahmed Omar Sheikh, a man previously convicted of being the mastermind of the American journalist’s abduction and murder.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pakistan, #pearl-daniel, #sheikh-ahmed-omar, #supreme-court-of-pakistan, #terrorism, #wall-street-journal

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3 Teens Charged in Denver House Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

The authorities said there was no indication that the August 2020 arson was a hate crime but described it as one of the most heinous cases they had investigated.

#accidents-and-safety, #arson, #baye-hawa-d-2020, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #colorado, #denver-colo, #diol-adja-d-2020, #diol-djibril-1990-2020, #diol-hassan-d-2020, #diol-khadija-d-2020, #fires-and-firefighters, #hancock-michael-b, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #senegal

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Police Officer Is Shot While Chasing Armed Man in the Bronx

The officer was in stable condition at Jacobi Medical Center, and a person was in custody, the police said.

#attacks-on-police, #bronx-nyc, #bullet-proof-clothing, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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He Was Convicted in a Police Officer’s Murder. Trump Gave Him Clemency.

Jaime A. Davidson was in prison for nearly 30 years for one of upstate New York’s most notorious crimes. Political connections appear to have set him free.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #barkow-rachel-e, #johnson-alice-marie, #justice-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #syracuse-ny, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka

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Trump Grants Clemency to Man Convicted in Syracuse Police Officer’s Murder

Jaime A. Davidson was in prison for nearly 30 years for one of upstate New York’s most notorious crimes. Political connections appear to have set him free.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #barkow-rachel-e, #johnson-alice-marie, #justice-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #syracuse-ny, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka

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6 More Houston Police Officers Charged After Fatal 2019 Raid

The indictments brought the total number of officers charged after the January 2019 killing of a couple to 12. Two face murder counts.

#ashraf-nadeem, #bryant-steven-houston-tex-police-officer, #corruption-institutional, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gallegos-felipe, #goines-gerald-houston-tex-police-officer, #houston-tex, #lovings-cedell, #maxwell-griff, #medina-frank, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nicholas-rhogena, #pardo-oscar, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-houston-tex, #tuttle-dennis

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5 Killed in Indianpolis Shooting That Mayor Condemns as ‘Mass Murder’

The victims were targeted, and a pregnant woman was among the dead, the authorities said.

#crime-and-criminals, #indiana, #indianapolis-ind, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Is Kevin Cooper an Innocent Man?

We’ve seen the DNA evidence in the Kevin Cooper case. It points elsewhere.

#black-people, #california, #chino-hills-calif, #cooper-kevin, #criminal-justice, #discrimination, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #forensic-science, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-bernardino-county-calif, #united-states-politics-and-government, #witnesses

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Master Tenant Pleads Guilty in Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

Some relatives of those killed in the Oakland warehouse fire in 2016 said they were outraged that prosecutors had a deal with the defendant that they said would allow him to avoid additional time behind bars.

#alameda-county-calif, #almena-derick-ion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-max-cardin, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oakland-calif, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Killer Preyed on Older Women. Police Say He Was Their Neighbor.

The police say Kevin Gavin has killed three women since 2015 at the Carter G. Woodson Houses in Brooklyn.

#brownsville-brooklyn-ny, #elderly, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

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Lizzie Borden’s Notoriety Is This Home’s Selling Point

The house where her father and stepmother were brutally killed with a hatchet draws thousands of visitors a year. Now it’s for sale.

#borden-lizzie, #fall-river-mass, #massachusetts, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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A Teenager Went 3 Floors Down to Play Video Games. He Never Came Home.

Kahlik Grier, 16, was fatally shot in a random encounter in the stairwell of his Bronx apartment building, the police said.

#gangs, #grier-kahlik, #harrison-rodney-k, #maxwell-w-h-career-and-technical-education-high-school, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Homicide Spike Is Real

The uptick will be New York City’s most difficult challenge this year.

#crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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Dante Barksdale Crusaded Against Gun Violence in Baltimore. Then He Was Shot and Killed.

Dante Barksdale helped lead Baltimore’s Safe Streets program and was a nephew of Nathan Barksdale, a drug trafficker known as Bodie who was an inspiration for the character Avon Barksdale in “The Wire.”

#baltimore-md, #barksdale-dante, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #gangs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #the-wire-tv-program

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Phil Spector, Music Producer Known for the ‘Wall of Sound,’ Dies at 81

One of the most influential figures in popular music, he was serving a prison sentence for the murder of a woman who was fatally shot in his home in 2003.

#deaths-obituaries, #los-angeles-calif, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pop-and-rock-music, #spector-phil

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U.S. Executes Dustin Higgs for Role in 3 1996 Murders

It was the 13th and final scheduled federal execution under President Trump. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has said he opposes the death penalty.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #higgs-dustin-john, #justice-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Executes Corey Johnson for 7 Murders in 1992

Mr. Johnson’s execution, the 12th during the Trump administration, was carried out weeks after he found out he had the coronavirus.

#capital-punishment, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #johnson-corey-1968, #justice-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Queens Murder: Man Stabbed to Death, 3 Relatives Possibly Poisoned

The man’s son was arrested after the police found his father with fatal chest wounds and the family members with faint pulses.

#long-island-jewish-medical-center, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #queens-village-queens-ny

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The Capitol Police Had One Mission. Now the Force Is in Crisis.

The department’s performance during the rampage at the Capitol has cast a harsh light on an agency that has been unused to public scrutiny.

#attacks-on-police, #discrimination, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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