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More Than 2K People Have Been Shot in Chicago This Year

It is only halfway through the year and there have already been more than 2,000 shooting victims in Chicago, far more than recorded in the city this time last year—and far more casualties than the US suffered in the Gulf War. The milestone was passed over the Fourth...

Ex-National Guard Soldier Charged With Planning ISIS Attack

A former National Guard soldier in Virginia was arrested Sunday and charged with attempting to plan a terrorist attack in the US with the help of ISIS, the AP reports. According to WTVR, 26-year-old Mohamed Jalloh, a US citizen from Sierra Leone, joined the Army National Guard in 2009; he...

Cops Called Out for Forcing Catheters on Suspects

Police in South Dakota are forcing catheters onto some uncooperative suspects—“They don’t anesthetize them,” one lawyer says. “There’s a lot of screaming and hollering”—and critics say the practice could be unconstitutional, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports. While forced catheterization has been going on in South Dakota—and...

3rd Cop Will be Tried by Judge, Not Jury, in Freddie Gray Death

After seeing the results of the three previous trials of Baltimore Police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Lt. Brian Rice has decided to be tried by a judge rather than a jury, the Baltimore Sun reports. According to WBAL, the two other officers tried in bench trials...

Cops: Woman Endures Days of Horrific Abuse From Husband

Police say a new mother in Atlanta suffered horrific abuse at the hands of her husband for two days before being rescued by her mother. “He was jabbing at her eyes, jabbing at her eyes so she couldn't see the baby," Fawn Ortega tells WSB-TV. "[He] said, ‘I’m going to...

4-Year-Old on 911 Call: My Dad Passed Out in Car

Police say a 4-year-old New Jersey girl called 911 to report her father had passed out in their car, the AP reports. Cliffside Park police say 41-year-old Jamil Graham of Englewood Cliffs was charged with child endangerment, being under the influence of alcohol, and several motor vehicle offenses. Police say...

Man's Flag Burning Fires Up Internet, Gets Him Arrested

In almost 30 years, the Urbana Police Department hasn't had to enforce a flag desecration statute on the books, but that changed Monday with the arrest of a 22-year-old Illinois man, Forbes reports. Bryton Mellott posted pictures on Facebook Sunday showing him burning the American flag (only one image appears...

Cops: Thief Found in Bed With Stolen Lingerie Mannequin

A clerk at the Hustler Hollywood store in Nashville told police that a drunk guy entered the store after midnight Monday, grabbed a lingerie mannequin, took it into the parking lot, and, after a brief argument with the clerk, tossed it into the back of his truck and drove off....

Judge in Rape Case: 'Why Couldn't You Keep Your Knees Together?'

Two years after a Canadian judge repeatedly called an alleged rape victim "the accused," asked her "why couldn't you just keep your knees together?" and acquitted the actual accused of sexual assault, Robin Camp is facing a public hearing that will determine whether he should keep his job. Camp, an...

Suspect Busted With 107 Stolen Sea Turtle Eggs

Jupiter is the big story in the news today, but Jupiter Island, Fla., is making headlines, too, for an entirely different reason, WJXT reports. Per a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Facebook post, a report came in about someone taking sea turtle eggs from a beach behind a local...

Murder Suspect's Mugshot Shows Tattoo of Victim's Name

A jarring police mugshot out of Connecticut shows the victim's name tattooed on the suspect's neck. Police in Waterbury have charged Adam Plaeger with strangling girlfriend Melanie Heuberger after an argument, reports the WTNH. A friend of the 40-year-old victim speculates that Plaeger "just snapped" and explains the tattoos: "As...

6 Members of Cuban Volleyball Team Detained in Rape Case in Finland

Finnish police have released two members of Cuba's national men's volleyball team but are holding six others on suspicion of aggravated rape, an investigator said Monday. Police will request that a regional court on Tuesday order the six men to be remanded in custody to continue the investigation before any...

6 Crazy Crimes Committed by Kids

Kids do the darndest things. Parents have to expect the occasional bout of mischief from their young ones, but for a select few in the under-18 set, simply sneaking out of the house or toilet-papering the neighbor's house isn't enough. Instead, these kids end up with a mugshot to show...

Man Accused of Plotting Terror Acts in Arizona

A Tucson man has been arrested by the FBI and the Arizona Attorney General's Office for threatening to commit acts of terrorism on Arizona government buildings, reports the AP. The Attorney General's Office says 18-year-old Mahin Khan appeared before a Phoenix judge Saturday morning. He was ordered held without bond...

Man Arrested in Attack Outside Omar Mateen's Mosque

Florida authorities say they've arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, the AP reports. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said racial slurs were made by the attacker as he beat a Muslim man, though...

Thieves Nab 20K Pounds of Cheese From Truck

It's a caper of grand proportion in a state that loves its cheddar. The AP reports 20,000 pounds of cheese has vanished from southeastern Wisconsin. The cheese, produced by US Foods, was in a semitrailer parked at a business in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek when it went...

Woman Planned to Kill Stephen Hawking at Astronomy Festival

An American woman was arrested Wednesday in Spain for sending dozens of death threats to Stephen Hawking then trailing him to an astronomy festival in the Canary Islands, Gizmodo reports. According to El Pais, the unnamed 37-year-old woman lives in Norway and has no previous criminal record. Authorities were tipped...

Mom in Custody After 4 Kids Stabbed to Death

"It's really beyond words, quite frankly," says a commissioner in Tennessee's Shelby County. He was referring to the stabbing deaths of four siblings, all under the age of 6, in suburban Memphis on Friday, reports NBC News. Their mother, 29-year-old Shanynthia Gardner, is in custody facing first-degree murder charges, reports...

14% of Death Row Inmates Are There Because of Just 5 Prosecutors

Just five prosecutors representing less than 0.2% of US counties are responsible for 14% of all people currently on death row and 5% of people sentenced to death in the past 40 years. That's according to a recently released report from Harvard Law School's Fair Punishment Project. The report—...

FBI Catches a Most-Wanted Woman

Shanika Minor became just the 10th woman ever to make the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list when she was added this week for allegedly killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child, the Washington Post reports. On Friday, she was captured. Back in March, Minor's mother complained about her...

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