Under President Trump: Violent crimes in US fall 4.6%, murders decrease 7%

U.S. 11/04/19, 12:08

The violent crime rate in the United States has steadily fallen under President Donald Trump’s administration, reversing a two-year spike before he took office, the White House announced in a tweet on Sunday, Nov. 3. Thanks to efforts by President Trump, who has worked across the aisle to enact historic criminal ...

Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty to new charges

U.S. 05/28/19, 20:33

The sole suspect in a fatal shooting at a Southern California synagogue pleaded not guilty to federal hate crimes and other charges Tuesday.John T. Earnest entered the plea a week after a grand jury returned a 113-count indictment that largely mirrors a complaint filed shortly after his arrest on April ...

Governor vetoes death penalty abolishment; override likely

U.S. 05/03/19, 15:32

Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill Friday to repeal New Hampshire's death penalty for a second time, though lawmakers are likely to override his decision in the fall.Sununu, a Republican, vetoed the bill in Manchester, the state's largest city, surrounded by police officers and other law enforcement officials at a ...

Smollett case could undermine prosecutor’s reform efforts

U.S. 04/22/19, 23:43

Chicago's top prosecutor drew heavy criticism after she recused herself from the case against Jussie Smollett and then complained in text messages to a subordinate that her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor.But anyone who has followed Kim Foxx's work recognized in the texts the same reforms she has been ...

Road rage suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Arizona girl

U.S. 04/05/19, 13:27

A man suspected of fatally shooting a 10-year-old girl in her family's driveway in a road rage case has been arrested, Phoenix police said Friday.Joshua Gonzalez has an "extended criminal history" involving violent crime, said Police Chief Jeri Williams, who declined to disclose details.Gonzalez, 20, was arrested about 5 miles ...

Germany reports drop in crime, 96% of homicide cases cleared

Europe 04/02/19, 08:16

German government statistics show crime dropped in the country last year, including violent offenses.Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said as he presented an annual crime report on Tuesday that "every crime is one too many, but objectively, this is the lowest level in decades."Police agencies recorded more than 5.6 million cases ...

Los Angeles police identify suspect in Nipsey Hussle slaying

Entertainment 04/02/19, 04:57

Los Angeles police are seeking a 29-year-old man who they believe shot and killed Nipsey Hussle outside the rapper's clothing store where he was trying to remake his community. Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore has scheduled a briefing Tuesday morning in which he will discuss how detectives came to identify ...

Smollett case focused unwanted attention on Chicago police

Entertainment 03/26/19, 20:27

The surprise decision by prosecutors to drop charges against Jussie Smollett angered Chicago's police superintendent and mayor, who said the alleged hoax was costly to investigate and dragged the city's reputation through the mud. It also focused attention on a police department that has struggled to reduce violent crime while ...

Proposed ballot measure would let California parolees vote

U.S. 01/28/19, 19:08

Tens of thousands of parolees would be allowed to vote under a state constitutional amendment proposed Monday by California's secretary of state and Democratic lawmakers who called it the next civil rights issue.The proposal intended for the 2020 ballot would help nearly 50,000 felons who have served their time adjust ...

Norway: Private tycoon goes public with wife’s disappearance

Europe 01/11/19, 09:53

Tom Hagen and his wife expected to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019. Today, one of Norway's wealthiest men just wants to know that Anne-Elizabeth Falkevik Hagen, the childhood sweetheart he married at age 19, is alive.Her disappearance and suspected abduction from the couple's home on Halloween has gripped ...

Baltimore mayor picks New Orleans chief to lead police force

U.S. 01/08/19, 12:36

A day after her first choice withdrew his candidacy, Baltimore's mayor on Tuesday picked New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison as her nominee to lead the city's troubled force and become a key player in making sure reforms finally take root.Mayor Catherine Pugh said Harrison has already declared his intention ...

In Baltimore, public trust in police force hard to find

U.S. 12/26/18, 12:55

On the streets of Baltimore, it's tough to find confidence that a police shield and city-issued dark blue uniform promises integrity and competence.With Maryland's biggest city already under court oversight to address longstanding patterns of unconstitutional policing, particularly in predominantly African-American communities, a specialized gun-recovery unit made up of rogue ...

Mayor promised safer city; 3 years later, its violence is up

U.S. 12/15/18, 03:05

When Lenny Curry defeated Alvin Brown and swept into the mayor's office in 2015, his campaign had a central message: violent crime is up, and he will fix it. But after three years of increased police budgets and new crime initiatives under Curry's leadership, the murder and violent crime rates in ...

Update: Trump outlines federal resources to fight crime

Politics 12/07/18, 13:58

The Latest on President Donald Trump's address to the national conference on crime prevention, Project Safe Neighborhoods. (all times local):1:55 p.m.President Donald Trump is telling a law enforcement conference in Missouri how his administration is giving them the resources to do their jobs.Trump says there are more than 200 new ...

Baltimore mayor picks Fort Worth chief as next top cop

U.S. 11/16/18, 18:05

Baltimore's mayor announced Friday she has chosen a Texas police chief as her nominee to lead the city's troubled force, seeking to rein in a soaring pace of violent crime and boost public trust in a tattered department where instability has become the norm.In an op-ed published late Friday afternoon ...

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