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  • Friends and family remember Isiah Haggins Jr. (16-year old killed while robbing store)

    07/13/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 156 replies
    WDTN Dayton ^ | 12 July 14 | Beairshelle Edmé
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Family and friends gathered outside of a Dayton shopping plaza to remember a teen shot in an apparent robbery attempt. Isiah Haggins Jr., 16, was shot multiple times by the owner of the Step-N-Style clothing store in the Northwest Shopping Plaza on West Siebenthaler Avenue on June 30. Police said Haggins, along with another suspect, walked into the store armed with guns in a reported robbery attempt. Since Haggins’ death was declared a homicide, the Sisters of the Precious Blood held a vigil for him Saturday afternoon. People gathered Saturday outside of the store to pray...
  • One Dead, Four Wounded In Los Angeles BET Awards Party Shooting

    06/29/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 6-29-2014 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Victoria Cavaliere, Reuters June 29, 2014 One person was killed and four others wounded in an early Sunday shooting at a pre-party in Los Angeles ahead of the Black Entertainment Television Awards show, police said. The gunman fired several rounds at the gathering at a restaurant and banquet hall about 3 miles (5 km) west of downtown before fleeing, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of three people taken to local hospitals by ambulance died, police said. The other two people wounded were in stable condition after seeking their own medical care at area hospitals, police said. It was...
  • Triple shooting at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado

    06/20/2014 3:33:53 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | 20 June 14
    Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado was locked down Thursday night after a triple shooting, authorities said. The shooting took place shortly after a concert that featured Nas and Schoolboy Q. Witnesses said over social media that SWAT members were moving into the venue and police helicopters were buzzing overhead....snip...The concert was a benefit for a gang-rescue effort sponsored by Metro Denver Partners.
  • 7 shot at South Side coin laundry

    06/02/2014 8:08:03 PM PDT · by windcliff · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-2-14 | Rosemary Regina Sobol
    7 shot at South Side coin laundry print Email Pinterest 1 Chicago Police investigate shooting at a laundromat on 79th Street on Monday night. CAPTIONS Seven people have been shot tonight including a 14-year-old at a coin laundry in the South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said an EMS Plan I, which automatically sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was called about 8:20 p.m. for a shooting in the 7900 block of South Marquette Avenue. Many of the victims were "laid out" on the floor of the coin laundry in the 2600 block...
  • Man dies after Walmart parking lot shooting

    05/26/2014 8:15:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 26, 2014 | Ariel Barkhurst
    A man died Monday after being shot in the parking lot of a Greenacres Walmart, according to a Greenacres Department of Public Safety news release. The victim was found in the parking lot at about 12:30 a.m. at the Walmart at 6294 Forest Hill Blvd.
  • Spike Lee rants about gentrification - New York's black culture being erased by white residents

    02/26/2014 12:11:24 PM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 26 February 2014 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The Brooklyn-raised director launched into an argument about the drawbacks of gentrification Compared Fort Greene Park to the 'motherf*****' Wesminster Dog Show' because it is so clean Lee was raised in Brooklyn but has lived in the Upper East Side since 2000 Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. The director, who has focused on racial issues and gentrification in his films, blasted an audience member at the Pratt Institute who started defending the changes...
  • Potentially Fatal 'Knockout' Game Targeting Strangers May be Spreading

    11/16/2013 11:16:10 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 122 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/16/13 | by Chris Lingebach
    Potentially Fatal ‘Knockout’ Game Targeting Strangers May be Spreading by Chris Lingebach November 16, 2013 10:40 AM WASHINGTON - A terrifying new ‘game’ that’s already caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is sweeping the nation, and it preys upon unsuspecting people walking the streets, anywhere. A recent report from New York-based CBS 2 shed light on the growing trend, displaying unsettling footage of teens participating in this game – which goes by the name ‘Knockout’ – and involves randomly targeting passersby, with the ultimate goal being to knock them out with one punch as they walk by....
  • The Thug Culture That Killed Chris Lane

    08/23/2013 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 8/22/2013 | Arnold Alert
    In a testament to the depravity of thug culture, an Australian collegiate baseball player attending school in America was killed by three teenagers looking for fun, police reported. Christopher Lane, who was out for a jog in the town of Duncan, Oklahoma where his girlfriend and her family live, was targeted at random after he passed a home where the boys were staying. ”They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,’” said Police Chief Danny Ford. ”The boy who has talked to us said, ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we...
  • 15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Kenwood Neighborhood Park

    01/30/2013 6:14:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies ^ | January 30,2013 | CBS Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A teenage girl–an honor student who had just performed at President Obama’s inaugural–was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in the Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended.
  • McCarren Park pool a mini-war zone less than a week after opening

    07/04/2012 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04 July 2012 | RICH CALDER and DON KAPLAN
    <p>In less than a week, the city’s $50 million “crown jewel’’ pool in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park has turned into a mini-war zone, where frightening melees have injured two cops and a lifeguard.</p> <p>The Greenpoint pool reopened last week with a splashy ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Bloomberg speaking of its “illustrious past and bright future.’’</p>
  • Update #26 Part 2 – Trayvon Martin Shooting [Shortened]

    05/24/2012 4:23:20 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 37 replies
    The zonservative treehouse ^ | May 24 2012 | sundancecracker
    <p>OK – so Trayvon is seeking a source for a powerful cough syrup, commonly used in his “culture” to make an intoxicating drink called “Lean” – also known as the infamous “purple drank/Purple Lean/Lean/Sizzurp.”</p> <p>“…Be very careful in trying to restrain the tripper, since she or he may perceive this as a threat, and will probably be mostly immune to pain...the tripper, like a cornered animal, could beat the living shit out of you without thinking twice. (!!) …”</p>
  • Motive Unclear In Attack By Group Of Teens On 16th Street Mall ( Denver )

    09/16/2011 8:06:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 73 replies
    CBS 4 ^ | September 15, 2011
    DENVER – Police are asking for the public’s help tracking down a large group of violent teenagers. They say 10 to 15 young people — described as black or Hispanic and both male and female — attacked four white men on the 16th Street Mall at about 10:45 p.m. on Sunday. Denver police say the men were standing on the mall near Arapahoe when they were approached by the group. After a conversation, the group turned violent and they attacked the men. ... In 2009 a similar series of attacks took place near downtown, on the 16th Street Mall and...
  • Two killed, 22 injured in shooting at Florida nightclub

    09/11/2011 2:02:55 AM PDT · by Doe Eyes · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/10/2011 | Thomson Reuters
    At least two gunmen armed with possible semi-automatic weapons opened fire outside a Florida nightclub early Saturday morning, killing two people and injuring 22, according to police.Hunt said the torrent of bullets seemed to be aimed at Goff who was outside, sitting up against the front wall of the building.
  • Cynthia Tucker: Thug culture celebrates the worst of its behavior

    You've heard of resume inflation? You've heard of people who lie about having Ph.D.s or Ivy League pedigrees in order to get ahead? The world of thug culture has its own perverse equivalent, in which middle-class men with minor legal transgressions exaggerate their bad behavior, claiming to be hard-core degenerates in order to impress youngsters looking for outlaw role models. In this destructive environment, the more violent and predatory you are, the more heroic you seem. That helps to explain why a metro Atlanta hip-hop star known as Akon wove a tall tale of malevolence and criminal activity, claiming to...
  • Gang members fire shots at bus stop, police say(Tn)

    12/08/2010 7:40:59 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 7 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | Dec. 8, 2010 | Michael Stone
    Charges are pending against two teenage gang members who shot at students who had just gotten off a bus Tuesday afternoon, led police on a chase, crashed into another vehicle and later into a utility pole, Chattanooga police said. Officers are looking for a third suspect, a female, Chattanooga police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Royval said. One of the male suspects in custody was involved in a shooting earlier this year at Coolidge Park, she said. Police responded to a shots-fired call about 2:35 p.m. at 3210 Through St., Royval said. Several juveniles had just gotten off a school bus when...
  • Teens Killed Because They Were Bored: Judge

    12/02/2010 10:43:38 AM PST · by raybbr · 124 replies
    A judge revealed Wednesday what he called a disturbing motive behind the murder of Matthew Chew as he walked home from work in New London Oct. 29. Six teens appeared in court Wednesday to face various charges in connection with the murder. Reading from a sealed arrest warrant, Judge Kevin McMahon said the group beat Chew to death for "no reason" other than "because they were bored", according to a report in The Day of New London. Idris Elahi and Marquis Singleton, both 17, are charged with Chew's murder. Brian Rabell, 18, and three 17-year-olds, Tyree Bundy, Matias Perry and...
  • Four people shot outside funeral home in St. Louis

    11/30/2010 12:16:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies ^ | Nov. 30, 2010 | NICHOLAS J.C. PISTOR
    ST. LOUIS • Chief Dan Isom said today's shooting of four people at a St. Louis funeral home is the product "of an ongoing feud between gangs in St. Louis." Isom said conditions of the four victims are unknown. The funeral, at Reliable Funeral Home, in the 3900 block of Washington Boulevard, was for homicide victim David Terell Davis Sr. A woman who declined to give her name said she was attending the funeral when she heard loud gunshots. "Everybody started running," she said. The woman said she heard about eight shots outside the funeral home. Isom said he's not...
  • Police: 2 men shot inside suburban Detroit mall

    11/28/2010 12:05:52 PM PST · by Drew68 · 27 replies
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | 28 Nov 10 | Ed White
    HARPER WOODS, Mich. – A dispute between two rival groups of teenagers escalated into gunfire Saturday when members of one of the groups opened fire inside a shopping mall, critically injuring one teenager and a clothing store worker as holiday shoppers dashed for cover, police said. The shooting happened around 6 p.m. at Eastland Mall, east of Detroit, on the heels of Black Friday, traditionally the kickoff for what retailers hope is the busiest weekend of the holiday season. The mall was closed for the night as police searched for suspects, said Harper Woods deputy police chief Jim Burke. The...
  • Police Arrest Two Teens In Party Shooting Death

    11/15/2010 6:09:36 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 35 replies
    augusta chronicle ^ | 11/15/2010 | ap
    Authorities say an 18-year-old was shot and killed and two other teenagers were injured after a house party. Conyers Police Lt. Jackie Dunn said there was up to 75 people at the Conyers home late Saturday. They say people paid $3 each to get in. Neighbors called police complaining of the loud noise around 9 p.m. and officers left the area after they thought they broke up the party. But authorities say a fight broke out and shots were fired around midnight. Authorities say an 18-year-old was shot and later died from his injuries. They say a 15-year-old and a...
  • Customer killed during Conyers (GA) store armed robbery

    11/12/2010 8:43:48 PM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 16 replies ^ | 11/11/10 | Alena Parker
    CONYERS — Two Atlanta men face charges in the shooting death of a Stone Mountain man who walked in on an armed robbery Thursday. The shooting stemmed from an 11:30 a.m. heist at the GameStop located at 1360 Dogwood Drive, according to Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson. Giovannte Maddox, 27, and Demarkus Lamar Williams, 25, both of Atlanta were arrested in connection with the incident. According to police, the two men entered the store, locked the store and brandished a semi-automatic weapon and a revolver. They tied up a male employee in the back room and were in the process...
  • Two Brownsville teens dead in gang war, and police fear more violence (Brooklyn, NYC)

    11/11/2010 1:20:12 PM PST · by Drew68 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Teens from a of Brooklyn housing complexes are locked in an ongoing turf war that has left two dead and several others wounded in recent months, police sources said. The clashes began as innocently as staredowns, growing into fist fights and then gunplay. The gang wanna-bes - some as young as 12 - hang out at the developments separated by about four blocks. Police said the fisticuffs have exploded into gunfire between the Hood Starz, of Marcus Garvey Village, and the Brownsville Fly Guys, of the Marcus Garvey Houses. The two groups, police said, used to be allies. But there...
  • Coroner: Stomping punctured (Bobby) Tillman's heart (Beaten to death at party)

    11/09/2010 12:38:21 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 37 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/09/2010 | Marcus K. Garner
    Bobby Tillman's heart was punctured as he was stomped to death by four teens at a Douglasville party early Sunday morning, the Douglas County coroner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "What killed him was that he had a lacerated heart," Randy Daniel said. "The injury is consistent with a bone being broken and lacerating his heart." Daniel said the fatal injury would have come from someone stomping on the 18-year-old Tillman "because they're putting their whole weight on him as opposed to punching him or kicking him." Quantez Devonta Mallory, 18, Horace Damon Coleman, 19, Emmanuel Benjamin Boykins, 18, and Tracen...
  • Protesters massing in Oakland as businesses close

    11/05/2010 3:55:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/5/10 | Matthai Kuruvila,Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writers
    OAKLAND -- Office buildings are emptying and protesters are gathering in downtown Oakland in anticipation of demonstrations today over the two-year prison term handed down to former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle for killing Oscar Grant. Grant's family and supporters expressed outrage at the sentence, saying it should have been closer to the potential maximum of 14 years. "The whole system is guilty!" a group of about 20 people chanted near the corner of 14th Street and Broadway, as hundreds of other demonstrators streamed into the area and to nearby City Hall. Many wore "Justice for Oscar Grant" T-shirts. A...
  • Dye pack and saggy pants foil bank robbery (Columbus...Pants On The Ground)

    11/02/2010 3:29:01 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 17 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 2, 2010 | Staff
    Dye pack and saggy pants foil bank robbery Suspect assaults 2 employees, flees without loot Tuesday, November 2, 2010 05:01 PM The Columbus Dispatch BANK PHOTOS VIA FBI The suspect takes cash from the bank. Sagging pants impede his getaway. A gunman's saggy pants and a bright red dye pack derailed a bank robbery this afternoon on the Southeast Side, the FBI said.
  • Attackers yell slurs during IU beating

    11/04/2010 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 55 replies
    WISH TV 8 ^ | Monday, 01 Nov 2010, 1:49 PM EDT | By: Hyacinth Williams
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Indiana University Police in Bloomington are looking for a group of 5 men and 3 women who they say spewed hate speech at four students of Asian descent then beat and robbed two of them. The attacks happened in Forest Quad on campus.
  • Couple assaulted, Denver cops looking for 6 suspects (caught on video)

    11/05/2010 6:31:35 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Fox 31 KDVR ^ | November 3, 2010 | Jon Bowman
    <p>DENVER – Police are looking for six suspects accused of assaulting a Denver couple early Saturday morning at a Conoco station at the intersection of Alameda Avenue and South Broadway.</p> <p>The couple stopped to use the restroom when they were confronted by a group of five men and a woman. The incident began when the suspects began making sexually graphic comments toward the female victim.</p>
  • Nine shot at downtown Oakland costume party

    10/31/2010 4:04:29 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 40 replies
    SFGate ^ | 31 Oct 10
    <p>A Halloween party for college-age guests in downtown Oakland erupted into violence early today when a gunman opened fire on a crowd, hitting nine people, police said.</p> <p>All nine victims were in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries at hospitals this afternoon, police said.</p>
  • Shooting at Manhattan diner leaves one man dead as argument between two groups gets violent

    10/23/2010 8:01:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/23/10 | Kate Nocera, Matthew Lysiak and Jonathan Lemire
    Bullets flew during a wild fight in a busy Manhattan diner early Saturday, killing one man and sending dozens of customers running in panic. The Good Stuff Diner on W. 14th St. was packed with late-night eaters coming from clubs and bars when a confrontation erupted in a back booth, police and witnesses said. -snip- One man was shot three times in the back and twice more in the back of the head, police said. He died instantly, his bleeding body sprawled on the diner floor.
  • How Do You Shoot A 12-Year-Old?(MI)

    10/12/2010 5:11:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies ^ | 11 October, 2010 | Darrell Dawsey
    "The first thing I thought is, I would've shot 'em." That's one of my good friends, talking to me the other day about the news that a pair of preteen gangsters last week walked up on a woman in the Detroit suburb of Harper Woods, flashed a handgun and carjacked her. “It's sad, that's the worst part. It's just a little boy walked up to me in the neighborhood where I grew up in and tells me to give up my car to him. And I'm like, ‘Are you kidding?' and he opened up his shirt and showed me the...
  • Attack shatters young family’s outlook (husband beaten by thugs)

    10/09/2010 7:04:39 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 76 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | 07 Oct 10 | T.J. Greaney
    How easy is it to pop the bubble of safety we all walk around in? How suddenly can a town of smiling friends and neighbors turn into a den of contorted-faced ghouls? It only takes a moment. I realized this when I got a letter from a local family who wanted to recount a horrifying incident. The young parents — who asked that their full names not be printed — were visiting Columbia’s Activity & Recreation Center on a recent Sunday. Their 20-month-old son is learning to swim, and they spent the afternoon splashing in the indoor pool. But as...
  • Parramore makes list of 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in U.S.

    10/04/2010 9:15:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    WalletPop ^ | October 4, 2010
    The website on Monday released a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in America – and Orlando's Parramore made the list. Rather than focus on entire cities, the site's analyst, Dr. Andrew Schiller, and his team at decided to focus on neighborhoods because even the cities with the highest crime rates can have relatively safe neighborhoods, and thus it is less useful to generalize about an entire city.
  • Woman who shot boy hailed as hero by neighbors

    10/03/2010 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 29, 2010 | Duaa Eldeib and William Lee | Tribune staff reporters
    Homeowner has no regrets, said child hit her with brick A thin woman with silver hair and dark-rimmed glasses stood Wednesday evening on her front steps, shattered glass at her feet and crowds of neighbors milling around the block and speaking of her in heroic terms. Margaret Matthews, 68, said she had been harassed for more than a year by a pair of boys in her South Shore neighborhood. On Tuesday, the boys stood on a shed in her front yard hurling bricks at her. Matthews, exasperated and uncertain whether police would respond, pulled out a gun and shot at...
  • Memorial honors two alleged robbers shot at Pizza Hut

    10/02/2010 10:04:23 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 66 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 02 Oct 10 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr
    More than 100 people grieved together in northeast Charlotte at a memorial Saturday for two men who were shot and killed while police say they were trying to rob a Pizza Hut. Many of the people gathered said they had mixed emotions – mourning the loss of two young men while abhorring the violent acts that led to their deaths. The two men – Gregory James Hardy and Dauntrae Wallace – were both 21-year-old felons, one on probation and one awaiting trial on unrelated charges. But family members and friends tried to portray them as more Saturday night – as...
  • Attacks on the rise; similar beatings reported in 2008

    10/01/2010 8:50:35 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    The News-Gazette ^ | 9/28/2010
    CHAMPAIGN – The number of reports of beatings to white men in Champaign appear to be coming in quicker than police can even process them. Champaign detective Sgt. John Schweighart said police received three more reports since late Thursday night. At 10:45 p.m. Thursday, a 36-year-old man was attacked by four black males, who first asked him for a cigarette, then punched his face and knocked him to the ground. Mike Sola, 50, was attacked in the 1100 block of Crescent Drive about 9:30 p.m. Friday from behind by at least two black males as he left a high school...
  • Arrests made in beating of 94-year-old WWII vet

    09/29/2010 5:33:11 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 09/29/2010 | Marcus K. Garner
    Two Cobb County boys accused of attacking and seriously injuring a 94-year-old man last week are in police custody, authorities said. Paul Smallwood was approached at his Marietta apartment last Friday by the boys and was brutally beaten with a large rock for what appears to have been a robbery, family told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re excited that they got them,” Smallwood’s niece Sandra Womack said. Smallwood remains in critical condition, clinging to life at WellStar Kennestone Hospital’s intensive care unit, with severe head injuries and a shoulder injury, family said. “He’s improved a little bit,” said Smallwood’s nephew Ricky...
  • Minneapolis vigil/rally turns into brawl

    09/29/2010 3:25:30 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 32 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-29-10 | DAVID CHANEN
    A memorial service and stop-the-violence rally for an 18-year-old slaying victim in north Minneapolis turned into a small melee Sunday, with the victim's mother arrested, officers injured and squad cars damaged.
  • 2 youths arrested in robbery attempt (12 & 13 year olds causing mayhem)

    09/20/2010 7:10:56 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 7 replies | 20 SEP 10 | dcbryan1
    <p>Two boys, ages 12 and 13, were arrested early Saturday in an attempted robbery in Little Rock in which a man was pulled out of his car and beaten, police said.</p> <p>The attack happened about 4:15 a.m., after Jamel Johnson, who was driving with his girlfriend, Jelisa Cooper, was flagged down near West 22nd and South Brown by someone who tried to sell Johnson drugs, police said.</p>
  • Convenience store shooting has robber's family seeking answers(OK)

    09/19/2010 12:47:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 75 replies ^ | 18 September, 2010 | JARREL WADE
    Family members of a 14-year-old boy who was killed while attempting to rob a convenience store Thursday night said Friday that they are eager to see the full investigation to determine whether his death was necessary. Tulsa Police Capt. Dave Roberts said two masked robbers walked into Zeba Food Mart No. 2, at 506 E. 56th St. North, with a rifle around 10:45 p.m. and started shooting. Tulsa Fire Department driver Sam Agee said the robbers were wearing plastic masks that distorted their faces. Zahid Khan, an employee at the store, returned fire with a handgun, shooting one of the...
  • Man killed for beer in northwest Atlanta

    09/19/2010 11:56:17 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 32 replies
    4:53 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2010 A man was shot and killed for beer Saturday morning in northwest Atlanta, police said. A body was reported in the 2700 block of Defoors Ferry Road at about 8:40 a.m., said Atlanta homicide detective Maj. Keith Meadows. "It's pretty cut and dried," said Meadows, who said witnesses told police a man walking alongside the road with a 12-pack of beer was confronted by another man. "The victim refused to give up the beer and was shot once in the chest," said Meadows.
  • City eyes anti-saggy pants ordinance

    08/15/2010 10:21:39 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Jacksonville Journal-Courier (Illinois) ^ | Sunday, August 15, 2010 | ?
    Those with sagging trousers may want to invest in a belt or suspenders if the Jacksonville City Council passes a new ordinance. While the council has yet to discuss the issue at length, City Attorney Dan Beard has been looking into a way to phrase ordinance language to prohibit excessive sagging of pants in the city at request of Police Chief Tony Grootens and Alderman Tony Williams. This ordinance is just one of many Grootens is trying to motivate the council to take action on, including one prohibiting loud music in vehicles. He said this ordinance is mostly about curtailing...
  • Judge denies bond for suspect accused of shooting girls (accused: "we didn't care")

    08/15/2010 7:31:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/15/2010 | Duaa Eldeib
    After an 8-year-old girl was killed while jumping rope, and her 7-year-old cousin critically wounded, Steshawn Brisco bragged that he and a second person "let loose on 107th Street," prosecutors said in court Saturday. When asked if he knew little girls were present, he allegedly said: "We didn't care. We let the whole .40 clip go," according to Cook County state's attorney prosecutors. A judge denied bond for Brisco, who turned 18 Saturday. He is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with the shooting Tuesday that killed Tanaja Stokes and sent Ariana Jones to...
  • Chicago Girl, 8, Gunned Down While Jumping Rope

    08/12/2010 5:22:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | Aug. 11, 2010
    An 8-year-old girl who was jumping rope Tuesday night with her friends outside in Chicago's far South Side was killed by two gunmen who rode up on bicycles and opened fire. The tragedy is just the latest in a recent spate of high-profile shootings to hit the city, many of them involving young victims. The city is also in the midst of a violent summer on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that struck down its 28-year-old ban on handguns. Mayor Richard Daley quickly pushed through a new ordinance that only allowed residents to have one working gun at...
  • S.F. teen won't face charge in tourist's death (German tourist killed in gang crossfire)

    08/11/2010 12:21:35 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 40 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10 Aug 10 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    An 18-year-old San Francisco man arrested soon after the Sunday night slaying of a German tourist - in a clash of rival groups partly caught on video - will not be charged with murder "at the present time," authorities said Tuesday. Phillip Stewart was in a car that police later stopped after a Luxor cab driver spotted suspects enter the vehicle following gunfire at Mason and Geary streets that left Mechthild Schröer dead, police say. Four others in the same car were released Monday without being charged. A 50-year-old rector of an elementary school in Minden, near Hanover, Schröer was...
  • Boy, 3, among shooting victims in South Phila (at his birthday party,no less)

    08/09/2010 2:36:53 PM PDT · by nasube · 16 replies
    Phila. Inquirer ^ | 8/9/10 | Rita Giordano
    A 3-year-old boy was one of three people shot Saturday night on steps outside a South Philadelphia house, police said. The boy was shot in the left leg about 11:50 p.m. Saturday outside the house on the 300 block of Washington Avenue. A 30-year-old woman was shot in the left shoulder, and she and the boy were both in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. A 34-year-old man received a graze wound to the stomach. He was treated and released. The shots came from across the avenue, on the 1000 block of South Fourth Street. Someone in the gathering...
  • Violence, fast and furious: 8 shot in city in just 2 hours

    08/09/2010 2:45:07 PM PDT · by nasube · 22 replies
    Phila. Daily News ^ | 8/9/10 | STEPHANIE FARR
    Eight people were shot in the city in just two hours Saturday night and yesterday morning, including two children below the age of 10, police said. One victim died - a 24-year-old who was among three men found shot inside a car when police pulled it over in West Kensington (snip) A 23-year-old passenger was shot in the left shoulder and was in critical but stable condition yesterday at Temple University Hospital, and another 23-year-old passenger who was shot in the right hand was treated at Temple and released. Police yesterday had no suspects and no description of the other...
  • Police: 15-year-old wanted to steal cell phone before killing law student

    08/01/2010 8:16:20 AM PDT · by Eagles6 · 37 replies · 3+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | 07/31/2010 | ANGIE MASON and TED CZECH
    A 15-year-old charged Friday with fatally shooting a law student Wednesday night in York was part of a four-person group looking for someone to rob, according to charging documents. Witnesses told police that, just after 11 p.m., they saw someone in a red shirt walk up behind a man sitting on a bench near West Clarke Avenue and Grant Street, heard a gunshot, and then saw someone running away. The victim, later identified as James Wallmuth III, told a witness as he lay on the ground that the shooter tried to get his cell phone, charging documents state. Wallmuth had...
  • Men charged with beating man to death for scratching car

    07/22/2010 10:05:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7-22-10 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    A local rapper and a 35-year-old man are accused of beating a man to death because he accidentally scratched the rapper’s car. Edward Brown and Steven Fox, 26, a rapper known as “Sincere the Realist,” sent the 46-year-old victim into coma and eventually his death, according to prosecutors and police reports. Brown is a family friend of Larry Brown, who died on July 7 from the injuries related to attack, according to court testimony. It was Fox’s car that Larry Brown caused minor damage to when he was returning home in the early morning hours of June 17, assistant state’s...
  • Guilty plea in Eve Carson's slaying (UNC student body president murdered during robbery)

    04/20/2010 12:31:32 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 37 replies · 1,031+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 20 Apr 10 | Anne Blythe
    WINSTON- SALEM - Demario James Atwater, one of two men charged with murdering UNC-Chapel Hill's student body president, will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty Monday to federal carjacking, kidnapping and weapons charges. What remains unclear is whether his death behind bars will be a natural one or whether the state will execute him. Atwater, whose plea agreement with federal prosecutors allows him to avoid the death penalty in federal court, still faces capital charges in state court of kidnapping and murdering Eve Carson. A hearing is tentatively scheduled for next week in Orange County...
  • Guilty plea in death of UNC Student President

    04/20/2010 5:24:25 AM PDT · by clawhammer · 47 replies · 1,210+ views
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | 04/19/2010 | Mike Baker
    RALEIGH, N.C.—The man accused of killing a University of North Carolina student body president found shot to death in the middle of a street two years ago pleaded guilty Monday to federal crimes, avoiding the death penalty. Demario Atwater, 23, pleaded guilty to several charges, including carjacking resulting in death and kidnapping. Prosecutors agreed to drop their plan to pursue the death penalty and Atwater agreed to a life sentence.
  • Man's iPad and... Finger... Stolen

    04/20/2010 11:18:14 AM PDT · by TigerBait · 35 replies · 987+ views
    DENVER -- Police are searching for a robber who nabbed a man's brand new iPad and part of his pinky finger along with it. The theft occurred last Thursday, outside the Apple store at the Cherry Creek Mall. William R. Jordan, 59, told police he had just purchased the iPad at the mall's Apple Store about 4:20 p.m. Thursday, a police report said.