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Police: 4 Killed, 9 Wounded in Shooting at Mexican Resort

16/01/2017

An electronic music festival at a popular Mexican resort was reportedly shut down Monday after shots were fired, leaving at least four people dead and another nine injured, witnesses said. Details on the shooting were scarce, with conflicting reports on the number of those killed coming from witnesses on Twitter. The Associated Press cited...
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Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death

11/01/2017

Dylann Roof, who was convicted in December on all charges related to the 2015 killing of nine black worshipers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, was sentenced to death Tuesday. Roof represented himself during the sentencing phase of the trial and told the jury, “I felt like I had...
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Charges Expected in Chicago Facebook Live Kidnapping Torture

05/01/2017

Chicago police say charges are expected Thursday for four people in custody for a Facebook Live video that appears to depict a group holding a young man hostage. The young man is kicked and hit, while his mouth is taped shut. The suspects in the video also shout “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!”...
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Dylann Roof Represents Himself At The Sentencing Face Of His Trial

04/01/2017

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial Wednesday, telling them that there’s nothing wrong with him psychologically and that he is not trying to keep any secrets from them. “My opening statement is going to seem a little bit out of place,”...
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NAACP President Arrested After Sit-In To Protest Trump

04/01/2017

Several protesters, including NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, were arrested Tuesday after an hours-long sit-in by about two dozen civil rights activists at the Mobile, Alabama, office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The protesters criticized Sessions’ record on voting rights and race relations, and Brooks said he...
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House Republicans Vote to Gut Ethics Committee

03/01/2017

On Monday night the House Republicans voted 119-74 to eviscerate Congress’ outside ethics watchdog and put it under the control of the very same lawmakers it’s meant to be keeping in check. Under a proposal by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the Office of Congressional Ethics, set up in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct...
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JonBenét Ramsey’s Brother Sues CBS Over Doc Series

29/12/2016

JonBenét Ramsey’s older brother has filed a lawsuit claiming that CBS, producers, and experts interviewed in its program, The Case of JonBenét Ramsey, conspired to defame him for financial gain. Burke Ramsey, 29, is seeking $750 million, alleging that his reputation was ruined by the documentary miniseries’ conclusion: that he killed his 6-year-old sister....
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Jill Harth: Trump Groped Me Multiple Times [VIDEO]

11/10/2016

Jill Harth, A Former Business Associate Of Trump, Filed A 1997 Federal Lawsuit Alleging He Sexually Harassed And Assaulted Her In The 1990s. Jill Harth, a former business associate of Trump’s, took legal action against Trump in 1997, detailing allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, including one instance her lawyers described as “attempted...
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Trevor On Trump Tapes: ‘It’s Not the Locker Room, It’s You, Motherf*cker!’

11/10/2016

Trevor Noah teared down Donald Trump over the audio of him talking about coming onto women and sexually assaulting them. “Before we break down all of the disgusting comments Trump made on Billy Bush’s bang bus, can we just analyze ‘grab them by the p—y’?” Noah began, addressing Trump’s remarks in the unearthed Access...
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Double Murder Suspect Ate Victim’s Face

17/08/2016

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Florida man accused of murdering a married couple and biting off one of the victim’s faces as 19-year old Austin Kelly Harrouff. The Florida State University student is accused of biting the flesh of the male victim in his own driveway. A neighbor initially intervened but...
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Suspect in NYC Imam’s Murder Arrested [VIDEO]

16/08/2016

Police have arrested and identified a man suspected of murdering an imam and his friend after they left a New York mosque on Saturday afternoon. Oscar Morel, 35, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Officials said Morel shot both 55-year-old Imam Alauddin...
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DOJ: Baltimore PD Violated Rights [VIDEO]

10/08/2016

A new report from the Department of Justice set to be released on Wednesday finds that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated civil rights. The department disproportionately targeted black residents in poor neighborhoods in the city. In one instance “supervisors have issued explicitly discriminatory orders, such as directing a shift to arrest ‘all the...
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Police Officer Shot Dead in San Diego [VIDEO]

29/07/2016

At least one officer has died and another was in emergency surgery early Friday morning after they were shot in the Southcrest neighborhood of San Diego. The incident occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday, when the two officers came under fire by an unknown assailant. The second officer is expected to survive. Panic ensued as...
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Freddie Gray Case Ends Without A Conviction [VIDEO]

27/07/2016

Baltimore Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining officers facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray’s death. Six officers were charged in connection with the April 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old who died after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody. A pretrial hearing for Officer Garrett Miller had been set...
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Stabbing Attack Leaves 19 Dead In Japan [VIDEO]

26/07/2016

The 26-year-old Japanese man who killed 19 mentally disabled people in a stabbing rampage had written a letter to Japan’s parliament detailing his plan months before he carried out the attack. Satoshi Uematsu was fired from a facility for the disabled just outside of Tokyo. On Tuesday, he killed or injured about a third...
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3 Men Wounded in Facebook Live Shooting [VIDEO]

13/07/2016

Three men were shot inside a vehicle on Tuesday in Norfolk, Virginia, and the event was captured in a Facebook Live video stream. The men, who have not been identified, are said to be in their late twenties and were taken to a local hospital with “significant injuries,” according to police. All three of...
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Oscar Pistorius Gets 6 Years In Prison [VIDEO]

06/07/2016

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He was immediately transported to a detention facility after the judgment was handed down. Pistorius was initially sentenced to five years in prison on manslaughter, but those charges were changed to...
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Body of Missing Wisconsin Student Found In Italian River [VIDEO]

05/07/2016

The body of a missing University of Wisconsin student who disappared in Italy on Friday has been found, his school said. Beau Solomon, 19, a cancer survivor, disappeared shortly after arriving in Rome. His body was found in the Tiber River. “He was full of life,” his older brother, Jacob Solomon, told reporters. “We...
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UCLA Shooter Student Had “Kill List” [VIDEO]

02/06/2016

Los Angeles police on Thursday identified the shooter that killed a 39-year-old professor before turning the 9mm semi-automatic pistol on himself. Ph.D. student Mainak Sarkar reportedly shot William Klug inside the fourth floor of the school’s engineering building. Sarkar had reportedly accused Klug of stealing his computer coding.
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Indiana Murder Spree Inspired by ‘Purge’

02/06/2016

An Indiana teen modeled his four-day killing spree on The Purge movies, according to court documents filed in the case. Johnathan Cruz, a 19-year-old, reportedly texted others that he would need to leave town after he started his “purge.” By the time he was done, three people were dead in four days. (In the...
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Torso Found Under San Francisco Bay Bridge

26/05/2016

Authorities say a headless human torso was discovered under the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The limbless torso was found on rocks near the bay by workers dismantling an old section of the bridge at about noon Wednesday. The Oakland Police Department believes the torso washed up from the bay. The gender and cause of...
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George Zimmerman’s Gun Sells for $120K [VIDEO]

18/05/2016

The gun that George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin has reportedly sold for more than $120,000 to an anonymous bidder. According to TMZ, only seven verified users participated in the final bidding, and Zimmerman still has to verify the winner’s funds.
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NYPD Kills Slasher in Manhattan [VIDEO]

18/05/2016

New York police shot and killed a knife-wielding man in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday morning after he reportedly stabbed a woman. The New York Post reports the man stabbed a woman, citing authorities and eyewitnesses. (The Wall Street Journal’s law enforcement reporter confirmed the stabbing.) He reportedly lunged at police before he was shot...
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Robert Durst Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison [VIDEO]

27/04/2016

Real-estate heir Robert Durst was sentenced by a New Orleans judge Wednesday to seven years in prison for federal gun charges. The 73-year-old still faces a murder charge in California for the 2000 death of writer and friend Susan Berman, and his plea agreement on the New Orleans gun charge included an 85-month prison...
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Charles Manson Follower Recommended for Parole [VIDEO]

15/04/2016

California review board recommen-ded parole Thursday for former Charles Manson “family” member Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted along with other members of the cult in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Van Houten, 66, had been denied parole 19 times by the state parole board since being convicted of first-degree murder...
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Judge To Release NAU Shooting Suspect Until Trial

13/04/2016

A judge ruled 19-year-old Steven Jones, suspect in fatal Northern Arizona University shooting last October, can be released to parents, with conditions, as he awaits trial set for April 2017. The grand-jury indictment said Jones acted with premeditation while Jones has pleaded not guilty, telling police he acted in self-defense.
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Homicide Victim ID’d as UT-Austin Dance Student

07/04/2016

Officials have identified the victim of an Austin homicide as a University of Texas theater and dance student and freshman named Haruka Weiser. Her body was found on campus Tuesday, and Austin police are working with UT officers on the investigation, which authorities are treating as a homicide. UT President Gregory Fenves released a...
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Man Shot While Live-Streaming on Facebook [VIDEO]

01/04/2016

A man who was live-streaming footage of himself to Facebook was shot multiple times in a brazen daylight shooting in Chicago. The 31-year-old victim, who is reported to be in a critical condition and who local police alleged was a “known gang member,” was taking part in a Facebook Live video when the attack...
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Karadzic Guilty of Genocide, Terror [VIDEO]

24/03/2016

A United Nations war-crimes tribunal in The Hague has convicted Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, of genocide for the 1995 massacres of 8,000 Muslim boys and men. On a separate charge, the panel found Karadzic criminally responsible for murder, but not a separate charge of genocide in a conflict that drove Bosnian...
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Police: No DNA on Buried O.J. Knife

15/03/2016

Los Angeles police were testing a folding buck knife that was discovered buried on O.J. Simpson’s former Rockingham estate, but officials reportedly hit a dead end when the knife contained no traceable DNA. The microbes in the soil would probably have degraded any DNA that was on the knife, officials said. The knife was...
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