Violent crime

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2020, photo, Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, dawns personal protective equipment as she prepares to perform four autopsies in as many hours at the county morgue in Chicago. Arunkumar starts her day with a numbers problem. It's how to manage a tripling of death cases with the same number of pathologists and the same number of hours in a day as before COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 12, 2020 - 12:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago area’s chief medical examiner starts her day with a numbers problem: how to manage three times the number of deaths as before the coronavirus pandemic with the same number of pathologists. On a recent morning when The Associated Press got exclusive access to the Cook...
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May 12, 2020 - 6:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court said Tuesday it has thrown out a rejected Iraqi asylum-seeker’s appeal against his conviction for raping and murdering a 14-year-old local girl. Ali Bashar was convicted by the Wiesbaden state court in July following a four-month trial in a case that fueled...
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May 11, 2020 - 11:27 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — American Jews were targets of more anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 than any other year over the past four decades, a surge marked by deadly attacks on a California synagogue, a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey and a rabbi's New York home, the Anti-Defamation League...
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FILE- In this May 8, 2020 file photo, a woman wears a face covering with the likeness of shooting victim Ahmaud Arbery printed on it during a rally to protest Arbery's killing, in Brunswick Ga. T. Georgia’s attorney general has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Authorities say Arbery, a black man, died at the hands of two white men in February near the coastal city of Brunswick as he ran through a neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
The Associated Press
May 11, 2020 - 3:28 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's attorney general appointed a black district attorney Monday to take over the case of a white father and son charged with killing a black man, making her the third outside prosecutor in a slaying that's prompted a national outcry over suspicions that race played a role...
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May 11, 2020 - 11:26 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The expected release Monday of a man convicted in the 1979 killing of a Richmond police officer has been put on hold, and an investigation by Virginia's government watchdog agency is underway into the parole board's handling of his case, according to the slain officer's sister...
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This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Carlos Ridley. Ridley, serving a life sentence for a triple slaying, was awaiting a court ruling this month he hoped would help him prove innocence through DNA testing. On Monday, May 4, 2020, an Ohio appeals court rejected Ridley's request. The next day, he was rushed to a hospital where he died of COVID-19, according to his two daughters. (Ohio Department of Corrections via AP)
May 11, 2020 - 10:47 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prison inmate Carlos Ridley, four decades into a life sentence for a triple slaying, was awaiting a court ruling this month he hoped would help him prove innocence through DNA testing. On Monday, an Ohio appeals court rejected Ridley’s request. The next day, he was rushed...
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May 11, 2020 - 7:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Up-and-coming rapper Nick Blixky was shot and killed in New York City, police said Monday. The 21-year-old, who was born Nickalus Thompson, was found with gunshot wounds in front of a building in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. He...
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REMOVES “UNARMED” AND ADDS THAT AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT ARBERY WAS EITHER ARMED OR UNARMED - People react during a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Brunswick Ga. Two men have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Arbery, a black man in his mid-20s, whom they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
The Associated Press
May 10, 2020 - 8:03 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood. Arbery was shot and killed Feb. 23. No arrests...
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Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Martin, right, poses with Kevin Wynn at the Halifax County War Memorial on Wednesday May 6, 2020, in Halifax, Va. Martin has objected to the geriatric release of Debra Scribner, 66, convicted in 2012 of first-degree murder, conspiracy and a firearms charge in the death of her son-in-law, Eric Wynn, who was the brother of Kevin Wynn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 10, 2020 - 10:00 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During a push to accelerate the review of parole-eligible inmates because of the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia released dozens of violent offenders, including killers, rapists and kidnappers, blindsiding prosecutors and victims' families who say they were not properly notified...
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REMOVES “UNARMED” AND ADDS THAT AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT ARBERY WAS EITHER ARMED OR UNARMED - People react during a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Brunswick Ga. Two men have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Arbery, a black man in his mid-20s, whom they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 10, 2020 - 5:54 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The social justice arm of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company on Sunday called on Georgia officials to take quick action in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say was killed by two white men as he ran through a Georgia neighborhood. Musicians Shawn “Jay-Z”...
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