Violence

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, Lamon Reccord, right, stares and yells, "Shoot me 16 times," at a Chicago police officer as he and others march through Chicago's Loop, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 15, 2018 - 8:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of a Chicago police officer facing murder charges in the shooting of a black teen shines a spotlight on a troubled force that has been accused of racial bias, excessive force and a code of silence. Many big cities share these problems, but one expert says that Chicago is...
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A Kern County sheriff's deputy stands near an area where a shooting victim lies, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Bakersfield, Calif. A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. (Felix Adamo/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 1:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives on Friday are investigating a possible domestic violence motive after a gunman shot and killed his ex-wife before killing himself during a nearly 40-minute rampage in Southern California, authorities said. Javier Casarez fatally shot himself as a deputy closed in on...
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EDITORS NOTE CONTENTS - This photo from video from a deputy's body camera, provided by the Kern County, Calif., Sheriff's Office, shows officers and others treating Javier Casarez, 54, moments after he fatally shot himself, during a confrontation in Bakersfield, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood Thursday identified Cazarez as the gunman who fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he shot dead a father and daughter in a nearly 40-minute rampage Wednesday. (Kern County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 8:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he killed a father and daughter during a nearly 40-minute rampage, authorities said Thursday. Kern County...
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September 13, 2018 - 3:58 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — As gunshots ring out in one of South Africa's most dangerous neighborhoods, a new technology detects the gun's location and immediately alerts police. South Africa is the first country outside the United States to implement the "shotspotter" audio technology, which is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Austin Boutain, a suspect in the fatal shooting of University of Utah student Chenwei Guo, is led out of the University of Utah Department of Public Safety in Salt Lake City. Boutain, an ex-convict charged with gunning down a University of Utah student with a weapon stolen from a slain Colorado man, pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping charges Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP, file)
September 12, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ex-convict pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a University of Utah student from China using a gun stolen after another slaying. Austin Boutain, 24, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the plea agreement that allowed him to avoid the death...
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FILE – In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Jim Piazza, right, seated with his wife Evelyn, center, and son Michael, left, holds back emotions while discussing the death of his son, Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza, during an interview in New York. Jim Piazza and Rich Braham both lost teenage sons to hazing in recent years. They’re among the parents who have formed a national Anti-Hazing Coalition, partnering with leaders of organizations representing nearly 100 national fraternities and sororities. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
September 10, 2018 - 6:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Piazza and Marquise Braham told their parents they just wanted to make some new friends by joining fraternities while away at college. Neither got much of a chance: They died before their 20th birthdays, after brutal fraternity hazing rituals. Now their parents are launching...
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Allison Jean embraces hers son's friends following a prayer vigil for Botham Shem Jean at the Dallas West Church of Christ on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 in Dallas. He was shot by a Dallas police officer in his apartment on Thursday night. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 10:19 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a man by a Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The group Mothers Against Police Brutality says the arrest of a white Dallas officer in the off-duty shooting death of her black neighbor is a "...
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This Sept. 21, 2017, photo provided by Harding University in Search, Ark., shows Botham Jean leading worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas. Authorities said Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, that a Dallas police officer returning home from work shot and killed Jean, a neighbor, after she said she mistook his apartment for her own. The officer called dispatch to report that she had shot the man Thursday night, police said. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 8:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his home, Texas authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and that the...
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"Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, looks over at a sign that reads "You Could be Botham Shem Jean" during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas. Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Jean after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 9:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Court documents show that the Dallas police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this week also shot a man during a confrontation in 2017. An affidavit...
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Popular Mobilization Forces parade in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. A local military commander for an alliance of powerful Shiite militias, many of them backed by Iran, vowed a response Saturday to weeklong protests that have turned violent in the southern city of Basra, raising the specter for more escalation in the oil-rich southern region. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
September 08, 2018 - 12:38 pm
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that rocked the oil-exporting Shiite heartland and sparked alarm across a conflict-weary...
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