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    There’s no better crimefighter than a monsoon. Tropical Storm Fay soaked New York City late Friday, resulting in flooding and some power problems, but it also may have cooled off some hot heads with bad intentions. Gunfire left two people wounded during separate shootings 30 minutes apart overnight, police said — a far cry from recent weekends, including last week, when more than 45 people were shot in the Big Apple — six of them fatally — between July...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- More police will be on patrol over the weekend in pockets of New York City that have seen a spike in shootings.Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the citys Violence Prevention Plan on Friday in the wake of several more shootings which he called unacceptable.We have seen some tough weekends, particularly last weekend, and particularly in Harlem, we saw way too much violence and its not something that is acceptable in this city the mayor said....
    Police are investigating three separate fatal shootings in Northeast D.C. Friday night. The first happened around 5 p.m. A woman was shot and killed on Benning Road and the 700 block of 21st Street. Police are looking for a gray vehicle with tinted windows. An hour later, a man was shot and killed on the 4900 block of North Capitol Street near Fort Totten. Police are looking for a man between 5 feet, 8 inches to 6 feet, with a...
    SAN JOSE – Two men were injured in separate shootings roughly nine hours apart in San Jose, authorities said Friday evening. The first shooting was reported on the 1200 block of Plum Street, near West Humboldt Street, about 11:50 p.m. Thursday and the second was reported on the 1500 block of North 1st St., near Gish Road, about 8:45 a.m. Friday, said San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia. In both incidents, officers arrived to find a man suffering from at...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For FRIDAY PMs Apocalyptic images of blazing buildings and window-smashing protesters pop up on the TV screen as a caller to a 911 emergency line reaches voicemail. The computer offers to take reports of rapes, murders or home invasions, adding, “Our estimated wait time is five days.” The 30-second ad by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign ends with “You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America,” emblazoned across a flickering hellscape. It blames a push by some...
    Miami-Dade police officers watch as demonstrators walk past during a protest against police brutality and the recent death of George Floyd on June 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Protests continue to be held in cities throughout the country over the death of George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25th. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Two study authors have retracted their research after it was used in two opinion columns to dismiss systemic racism...
              NEW YORK CITY, New York (AP) — Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts say, pointing to the toxic mix of issues facing America in 2020: an unemployment rate not seen in a generation, a pandemic that has killed more than...
    FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Police in southern Colorado are investigating a shootout between people in two cars who were all reportedly wearing bandannas. There were no known injuries in the shooting that happened at around 7 p.m. Tuesday on a main thoroughfare in a residential area in Fountain, about 10 miles south of Colorado Springs, police spokesperson Lisa Schneider said Wednesday. The four men suspected of being involved left before officers arrived, but multiple shell casings were found, she...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A Staten Island councilman is calling for the end to Brooklyn’s popular West Indian Day Parade and all of its annual coinciding activities — arguing that it requires a “beefed up and visible police presence” the NYPD can no longer afford. “Each year there’s several shootings and homicides surrounding the West Indian Day Parade & J’ouvert. Its a danger for cops,...
    PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Seven people were shot, four of them fatally, in a hail of gunfire in Paterson, New Jersey, Tuesday night.Police say the victims were struck in the area of Harrison Street and Carroll Street just after 11 p.m.Four sustained critical injuries and were rushed to St. Josephs Regional Medical Center, where they later died.They were identified as 37-year-old Al Malik Williams, 37-year-old Otis Smith, 22-year-old Unique Jones, and 25-year-old Nygier Barrett.A 24-year-old man was treated and...
    Critics of the criminal justice system in Colorado frequently complain that investigations of police shootings are so heavily tilted toward justifying law enforcement action that they almost never find any wrongdoing by trigger-pulling officers — and as a result, they dont act as much of a deterrent when it comes to officers deploying  deadly force. The latest batch of prosecutor decision letters related to police shootings in the metro area supports that view. Six have been released in the last...
    The entire purpose of academic research is to discover the truth about vexing scientific and societal questions through the use of research and data. However, if the truth refutes a sacred political agenda, you can no longer publish such research or even cite it. The latest victim of this reverse Jim Crow witch hunt against truth in data and academic research is Stephen Hsu, vice president for research at Michigan State University. On June 2, I cited a study...
    FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Police in southern Colorado are investigating a shoot out between people in two cars who were all reportedly wearing bandannas. There were no known injuries shooting which happened at around 7 p.m. Tuesday on a main thoroughfare in a residential area in Fountain, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Colorado Springs, police spokesperson Lisa Schneider said Wednesday. The four men suspected of being involved left before officers arrived but multiple shell casings were found, she...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is dealing with an apparent spike in violent crime as officers have responded to nearly 50 shootings and more than 10 homicides since last Monday.LAPD says over the past 10 days, 14 people have been shot and killed in its jurisdiction, and there have been 49 shooting victims.Two of the murders happened Tuesday night in Watts and South L.A.Meanwhile, the department is also investigating reports that some officers participated in a...
    An East Harlem bicyclist was fatally shot near his home early Wednesday, according to police. Kenneth Brown, 35, was riding his bike on Pleasant Avenue near East 120th Street around 12:45 a.m. when a man came from across the street and started firing at him, cops said. Brown, who lived in the area, was rushed to NYC Health & Hospitals/Harlem, where he was pronounced dead. No one was immediately arrested in connection to the slaying, cops said. The incident...
    Gun violence in New York City spiked significantly during the month of June compared to the same time last year, according to the NYPDs monthly crime briefing. Between June 1 and June 30, there was a 130% increase in the number of shooting incidents across the city, reads the report. There were a total of 205 shooting incidents in June — up from 89 last year — spread across all five boroughs, according to the NYPD. The violence continued into...
    Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., took to Twitter on Tuesday to call on New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to be removed from office as the Big Apple experiences a spike in shootings since June. Mayor DeBlasio is destroying our great city from the inside out,” Zeldin, who represents the state’s First Congressional District, tweeted. “New York City will not make it through the remainder of his term. He needs to be immediately removed from office to save the city...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts say, pointing to the toxic mix of issues facing America in 2020: an unemployment rate not seen in a generation, a pandemic that has killed more than 130,000 people, stay-at-home orders, rising...
    By TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts say, pointing to the toxic mix of issues facing America in 2020: an unemployment rate not seen in a generation, a pandemic that has...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts say, pointing to the toxic mix of issues facing America in 2020: an unemployment rate not seen in a generation, a pandemic that has killed more than 130,000 people, stay-at-home orders, rising...
    The authors of a study that has been frequently cited to prove the absence of racial bias in officer-involved shootings have asked for their study to be retracted in its entirety, claiming that their study has been repeatedly misused by the media and that some of the conclusions they drew were unwarranted. The study, which was published in 2019 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was titled, Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Amid the recent rise in shootings in New York City, the job of the newly appointed community affairs chief has become even more significant.On Tuesday, newly appointed Chief of Community Affairs Jeffrey Maddrey addressed the media about his plans to reduce violence in the city.Maddrey, who was appointed last month by NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, says he has spent his first days listening to colleagues and residents of the new neighborhoods he will serve to...
    Gun violence in New York City spiked significantly during the month of June compared to the same time last year, according to the NYPDs monthly crime briefing. Between June 1 and June 30, there was a 130% increase in the number of shooting incidents across the city, reads the report. There were a total of 205 shooting incidents in June — up from 89 last year — spread across all five boroughs, according to the NYPD. The violence continued into...
    Independence Day weekend marked another bloody weekend in Chicago, with at least 67 people shot – 18 fatally, including four children – as high homicide rates continue to blight the Windy City. The week prior, five children were caught in the crossfire, in which three died. And over Memorial Day weekend, Chicago endured its bloodiest day in over six decades — 18 people were killed and 45 wounded in a 24-hour period. According to statistics issued by the Chicago Police Department last week, shootings and...
    By Lloyd Mitchell NEW YORK (Reuters) - The crack of fireworks mixed with gunfire over the Independence Day holiday weekend in New York City. In Brooklyns Cypress Hills neighborhood just after midnight on Sunday, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot at a home still decorated with birthday balloons, one of 64 people reported injured or killed over the weekend amid an increase in shootings. The mans mother and sister sat in lawn chairs across the street, answering detectives questions, while...