Crime & Justice

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VANESSA ROMO, NPR An independent autopsy released Monday concludes that George Floyd was asphyxiated by officer Derek Chauvin, who pinned the black man to the ground by pressing a knee into his neck for more than seven minutes while he was already restrained in handcuffs. The findings contradict a preliminary report by the Hennepin County […]

 Michael Brice-Saddler, NEW YORK TIMES Georgia authorities on Thursday arrested a third person connected to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, the black 25-year-old whose family says he was jogging when two white men in a pickup truck approached and killed him, prompting nationwide calls for justice. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested William “Roddie” […]

Original post by CNN It began as a fight over a stay-at-home directive. By the end, a teenage boy was dead.Atlanta police say they responded to a call of a person shot just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they found 16-year-old De’onte Roberts gravely wounded.He had been shot in the chest during a domestic […]

Original Post by NY Times Two years ago, James Harris Jackson, a white Army veteran, fatally stabbed a man on a dark New York City street solely because he was black. “The racial World War starts today,” Mr. Jackson wrote in a manifesto that included an emblazoned swastika and a Crusader’s Cross. “This political terrorist […]

Original Post by CBS 58 Molson Coors is addressing social media rumors about what may have led a 51-year-old Milwaukee man to shoot and kill five of his coworkers.  A spokesperson for the company said their focus right now is on helping employees and healing, and part of that is looking at workplace culture. “People […]

Original Post by CNN Days after an Atlanta prosecutor said he would consider opening a formal investigation into James Brown’s death, Brown’s longtime attorney said he would have no objection if authorities wanted to examine the singer’s remains.”Exhume him,” Buddy Dallas said in a phone interview on February 24, his first comments to CNN since […]

Claudia Grisales, NPR With supporters calling it more than 100 years in the making, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that makes lynching a federal hate crime for the first time in U.S. history. The Emmett Till Antilynching Act was approved in a vote of 410-4. Only three Republicans and one independent representative voted […]

Original Post by CNN NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein, the formerly powerful movie mogul whose alleged sexual misconduct jump-started the #MeToo movement, was convicted of two sex crimes here after a historic weeks-long trial featuring graphic testimony from six tearful accusers. Weinstein was found guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree related to accuser Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi and rape in […]

ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the former Sanford, Fla., resident acquitted of murder in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is suing Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg over tweets they posted to commemorate the teenager’s birthday. The lawsuit was reported Wednesday morning by Newsweek. The attorney representing Zimmerman, Larry Klayman, […]

Original Post by CNN The announcement Tuesday that Jussie Smollet has, again, been indicted by a Chicago grand jury is the latest twist in a headline-grabbing case that has taken numerous turns in the year since the actor said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.Here’s how we got here: Key Players Smollett, 37, […]

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