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  • Homicide chief replaced as killings remain unsolved

    Homicide chief replaced as killings remain unsolved
    Baltimore police officials have replaced the commander of the homicide unit as two high-profile cases remain unsolved amid a recent spate of violence that saw a killing a day. Maj. Dennis Smith, asked in April to oversee both homicide and the shooting...
  • Los Angeles police investigate shooting death of unarmed black man

    Los Angeles police investigate shooting death of unarmed black man
    Los Angeles police are investigating the shooting death of an unarmed black man by an officer during an "investigative stop" that led to a struggle, a police spokeswoman said on Wednesday.  The incident on Monday night in the city's southern Newton...
  • Parents of man slain by LAPD say his mental illness was well known

    Parents of man slain by LAPD say his mental illness was well known
    The parents of a 25-year-old man fatally shot by Los Angeles police Monday said they were confused by the circumstances of their son's death, saying everyone in the neighborhood -- including police -- knew he was mentally ill. On Tuesday, with activists...
  • In Ferguson, a race to be wrong

    In Ferguson, a race to be wrong
    The events in Ferguson, Mo., have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year old African American man was shot by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about what one...
  • Seattle police chief during WTO unrest appalled by Ferguson violence

    Seattle police chief during WTO unrest appalled by Ferguson violence
    The first thing Norm Stamper thought when he saw images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of an unarmed black man was straight out of a folk song — “When will we ever learn?” “My reaction was,...
  • Shootings wound 8 on South Side

    Shootings wound 8 on South Side
    South Side shootings left at least eight people wounded Wednesday night, a number of them seriously, according to police. Six of the eight people shot between about 7:45 p.m. and 12:40 a.m. were wounded in the city's Gresham police district. The...
  • Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths

    Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths
    A new Amnesty International report criticizes the U.S. government for not properly investigating civilian casualties its forces inflicted in Afghanistan. The report, called "Left in the Dark" and released at a Kabul news conference on Monday, calls on...
  • West Garfield Park: Chicago's highest homicide rate, lowest life expectancy

    West Garfield Park: Chicago's highest homicide rate, lowest life expectancy
    On a recent Friday night, Gary Thomas threw an outdoor party at a hotspot in his West Side neighborhood. There were no crowds or Solo cups or blaring stereos, though, on the corner of Kostner and Maypole avenues. And when a police officer arrived to say...
  • Police identify man found dead on Boulder Drive in Newport News

    Police identify man found dead on Boulder Drive in Newport News
    UPDATE 08/18:  Newport News police have identified the body of a man found dead outside an apartment complex on Boulder Drive Sunday as 31-year-old David Duke Sims of Chesapeake. Sims, of the 1200 block of Triple Crown Court, was shot, Newport News...
  • Amid Ferguson chaos, Rand Paul bemoans 'militarization' of police

    Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday tied the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to a federally funded "militarization" of local police, meshing his signature anti-big government and civil liberties views into a message he hopes will resonate with black voters....
  • LAPD fatally shoots man; family calls it unjustified

    LAPD fatally shoots man; family calls it unjustified
    An unidentified person shot Monday night by a Los Angeles police officer in the Florence neighborhood has died, authorities said Tuesday. An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division conducted "an investigative stop" in the 200...