Florida sheriff suspended for negligence during Parkland shooting

Newly-elected Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for “repeated incompetence and neglect of duty” during the Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead last February, NBC News reports. The big picture: Israel drew heavy criticism for inaction in the aftermath of the Parkland massacre, with 23 previous tips about the…

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12 Killed in Southern California Bar Shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—Shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, a 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran strode up to the front entrance of a country music bar in this Los Angeles suburb that was hosting its weekly college dance party. As more than a hundred people sipped drinks and took line dancing lessons inside, Ian David Long, bearded and…

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Trump ‘not welcome’ in Pittsburgh after synagogue shooting

Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh, including the former president of the Tree of Life synagogue that was targeted in Saturday’s deadly shooting, have said US President Donald Trump is not welcome in the city because of his rhetoric against minorities. A letter published by Behind the Arc, which describes itself as a movement for progressive Jews,…

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Suspect in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting in Custody

PITTSBURGH—A man who authorities said expressed hatred for Jews before killing 11 people and injuring six others during a Saturday morning synagogue service has been charged with 29 federal counts including hate-crime and firearm offenses. Of the injured, four were police officers, Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said. Two men are in critical condition,…

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Suspect in custody after deadly Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

A suspect has been taken into custody in Pittsburgh, in the US state of Pennsylvania, after a shooting at a synagogue that killed at least 11 people and injured six others, including four police officers, according to authorities. Wendell Hissrich, the city’s public safety director, said Saturday’s suspected attacker was at a hospital in fair condition…

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White Chicago cop convicted of murder in shooting of black teen

A Chicago jury convicted a white police officer of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old African American.  Jason Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times on the night of October 20, 2014, as the teen, who was carrying a knife, appeared to be walking away from him.  The shooting was captured…

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Uber driver cites Florida’s “stand your ground” law in fatal shooting

An Uber driver who fatally shot a man, citing Florida’s “stand your ground” law that allows a person who feels threatened to use deadly force, won’t face charges for the shooting, ABC News reports. What they’re saying: The driver, Robert Westlake, said he wished the “whole chain of events didn’t happen.” Sheriff Grady Judd said…

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Multiple People Killed in Jacksonville, Fla., Shooting

A gunman opened fire, killing two and injuring nine others at a videogame tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The suspected attacker, 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore, killed himself, said Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams at a Sunday evening news conference. Mr. Katz came to participate at the contest…

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Florida Authorities Report Multiple Deaths In Jacksonville Shooting

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The deadliest city: Behind Chicago’s segregated shooting sprees

While its homicide rate is not the highest in the U.S., Chicago has consistently had more total killings than any other U.S. city — with 27 people killed since the beginning of the month. Why it matters: Racial segregation, wealth inequality, gangs and the inability of law enforcement to solve crimes have fueled the gun…

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