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Ghettoside

We are all thinking this January 2015 about relationship between the minority – in particular, black – communities and the police. Ghettoside by Los Angeles reporter, Jill Leovy, is a timely addition to the conversation. 470 more words

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Afternoon Bulletin: Sheldon Silver Arrested On Corruption, Bigfoot Startups and More

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested in Lower Manhattan on federal corruption charges in the early hours today, after he surrendered to agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 26 Federal Plaza. 461 more words

Mother: ‘I have no witnesses for justice for my son’

By Emily Gray Brosious | Originally published at Homicide Watch Chicago | Jan. 14, 2015 

Darrell Tolbert was a “momma’s boy” who, earlier this year, elaborately decorated an entire wall of his mother’s home with carefully composed photos and artfully arranged notes for her birthday. 524 more words

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Pittsburgh Police Outline Homicide Rates, Ways To Reduce Violence

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Pittsburgh’s new police chief decried the city’s homicide rate as a “public health emergency” and promised to work with the community to defuse the culture that has fueled a spate of retaliatory killings that saw 71 people die last year. 330 more words

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More than half of 2014 murders still unsolved

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A total of 159 people were murdered in St. Louis in 2014. Of those murders, 88 are unsolved according to the St. 219 more words

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Richmond Crime Rate Is Lowest In Decades; Police Chief Credits Good Relationship With Community

RICHMOND (KCBS) — Last year, the city of Richmond had the lowest number of homicides in four decades.

The city’s chief of police, Chris Magnus talked to KCBS about crime-fighting strategies for the New Year. 312 more words

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