Gun violence

September 15, 2020 - 1:23 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hiding evidence that could prove innocence. Planting drugs or guns at a crime scene. Forcing witnesses to falsely identify a defendant. A new, in-depth analysis on wrongful convictions put a spotlight Tuesday on “alarming” rates of police and prosecutor misconduct — one that is...
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FILE- In this Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, Whitney Austin, a survivor of a Sept. 6, 2018 Cincinnati bank shooting that claimed three other lives and wounded another person, demonstrates the newly required ability to give a "thumbs up,” during an interview in Cincinnati. Although Austin has made impressive gains in her recovery from 12 close-range gunshots, progress in the former bank executive’s new life’s mission of combatting gun violence has been slowed by the pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
September 05, 2020 - 8:59 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — While Whitney Austin has made impressive gains in her recovery from 12 close-range gunshots, progress in the former bank executive’s new life’s mission has been slowed by the pandemic. Frustrated over increases in gun violence in recent months and lack of movement on gun ownership...
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September 02, 2020 - 1:24 pm
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a Long Island bar that posted on Instagram that it was taking bets on whether Chicago or New York City would see more shootings over Labor Day weekend. The Cliffton, a bar in Patchogue, New York, shared photos of a paper grid hung in the bar with...
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Todd Scott poses behind a bar in Porterdale, Ga.. on June 1, 2016. Americans' views are starkly different, underscoring the ever-widening divide over gun rights. Last week's arrest of a 17-year-old accused of killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with a semiautomatic rifle he openly carried is just the latest flashpoint. "I would have done the same thing, to be honest with you,” said Scott, of Covington, Georgia. He's viewed video of the teen, Kyle Rittenhouse, being chased by protesters and believes he was acting in self-defense. Scott himself once shot at someone, becoming a bit of a local hero in 2015 after a gunman killed a clerk and a customer at the liquor store where he was picking up beer. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
August 31, 2020 - 1:54 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The scenes have become commonplace in 2020: People gathered at state Capitols with semiautomatic long guns strapped across their chests. A couple near St. Louis emerging from their mansion brandishing firearms as Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched by the house. Men roaming...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del. After following her career for years, Harris' extended family in Jamaica is elated at their relative’s rise to a historic nomination. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 19, 2020 - 11:50 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Wednesday night that American democracy may not survive if Donald Trump is reelected, delivering a scathingly remarkable assessment of his successor at the Democratic National Convention. Then delegates broke a historic barrier by...
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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 19, 2020 - 11:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris has made history night as the first Black woman to accept a spot on a major party’s presidential ticket. In her highly anticipated address capping the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, Harris mixed her polish as a former prosecutor with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle made by Remington Arms, the same make and model of the gun used by Adam Lanza in the December 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee in Hartford, Conn. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, a lawyer for some of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims accused Remington Arms of using its new bankruptcy case to try to wipe out the families' lawsuit against the company over how it marketed the rifle used in the massacre. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
August 18, 2020 - 3:48 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for some of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims' families accused Remington Arms on Tuesday of using its new bankruptcy case to try to wipe out their lawsuit over how the company marketed the rifle used in the massacre. An attorney for Remington denied the...
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Cincinnati firefighters use bleach and a hose to clean and remove pools of blood left at the scene of a mass shooting near Grant Park in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Police confirm that multiple people are injured and at least three are dead after three separate shootings occurred in the city of Cincinnati within 90 minutes early Sunday morning. (Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 2:07 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — At least 18 people were shot, including four killed, as gunfire erupted in several places around the city overnight, authorities said Sunday. Officers responded just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday to the Avondale neighborhood and found 21-year-old Antonio Blair with gunshot wounds,...
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Authorities investigate the scene in the Greenway neighborhood in Southeast Washington after an early-morning shooting left at least 21 wounded as hundreds attended the neighborhood's block party in Washington, DC on Sunday, August 9, 2020. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via AP)
August 10, 2020 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the District of Columbia are calling for community input to catch the perpetrators of a mass shooting at a crowded block party over the weekend that left one person dead and 20 others, including a police officer, injured. “Everybody who attended that event, everybody who...
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Teressa Raiford, executive director of Don't Shoot Portland, speaks in front of a crowd gathered in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland, Ore., on July 17, 2020, with several religious leaders calling for non-violent protests and greater accountability from local and federal officials. Other speakers called for an end to racial injustice. Protests in Portland have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of Black residents themselves. Their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)
August 09, 2020 - 11:46 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Chaotic and often violent protests against racial injustice have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of many Black Portland residents themselves — and their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse. Some feel the overwhelmingly white...
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