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Lee Joon-Seok, Captain Of Doomed South Korea Ferry, Sentenced To Life In Prison

AP | Dominique Mosbergen | April 28, 2015 | World
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide. A district court in November had sentenced Lee...

Shooting At Brooklyn Funeral Leaves 2 Dead

AP | Jade Walker | April 28, 2015 | Crime
NEW YORK (AP) — Two people have been killed and at least three others injured in a shooting outside a New York City church where a funeral was in progress. It happened Monday night outside the Emmanuel Church of God in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood.

Calls For Calm In Baltimore

The Atlantic | Jade Walker | April 27, 2015 | Crime
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Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order.

Baltimore Schools Look For 'A Teachable Moment' Amidst Freddie Gray Tensions

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | April 27, 2015 | Black Voices
On a day of civil and violent unrest sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody last week, officials from the Baltimore City School District announced that they are making crisis counselors and mental health professionals available at schools throughout...

Police Throw Rocks Back At Protesters In Baltimore

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | April 27, 2015 | Crime
Baltimore police officers targeted by rock-throwing protesters on Monday appeared to hurl projectiles toward crowds on at least two occasions. One photo shows a projectile, possibly a rock or piece of concrete, leaving an officer's hand. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Video taken from...

Bar Owner Ronnie Lottz Defends 2-Way Mirror In Women's Bathroom, Won't Take It Down (EXCLUSIVE AUDIO)

Sebastian Murdock | April 27, 2015 | Women
The owner of an Illinois bar is defending his decision to have a two-way mirror in a women's bathroom, saying the woman who took video of the mirror ruined his "fun house gag." In a story first reported by Jezebel, female comic Tamale Rocks posted a video showing a

Cast Members From 'The Wire' Plead For End To Violence In Baltimore

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | April 27, 2015 | Politics
Several cast members of the HBO series "The Wire," which chronicled the Baltimore Police Department and the city of Baltimore, urged those responsible for violence in the city to stop on Monday. The violence unfolded the same day as the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died last week from injuries...

Robert Durst To Be Moved To Jail Closer To New Orleans

AP | David Moye | April 27, 2015 | Crime
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The real estate heir being held in Louisiana while awaiting extradition to California on murder charges is moving to a jail closer to New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan signed an order Monday to move Robert Durst from a prison 70 miles away from the...

'American Sniper' Widow Remembers When She Told The Kids Their Father Was Dead

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | April 27, 2015 | Crime
In a moving interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Chris Kyle's widow remembered the moment she told their children their father had died. "I remember just closing my eyes, the tears rolling down and me just trying to breathe," Taya Kyle told Roberts in an exclusive interview Monday morning....

Prison For South Carolina Cops Who Tasered Mentally Disabled Woman 8 Times

AP | Andy Campbell | April 27, 2015 | Crime
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- One small-town South Carolina police officer was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison and a second to a year and a day for unnecessarily shocking a mentally disabled woman with a Taser at least eight times. Franklin Brown received the longer sentence because he shocked...

Accused Burglar Arrested Wearing 'Warning: I Do Dumb Things' T-Shirt

The Huffington Post | David Moye | April 27, 2015 | Weird News
Give David Durham points for honesty. The 40-year-old Florida man was sporting a telling T-shirt when he was arrested Thursday in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in Naples. It read: "Warning: I Do Dumb Things," according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel. Deputies said one surveillance video shows...

Quadruple Murder Suspect Gave TV Interview While On The Lam

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | April 27, 2015 | Crime
Most people accused of a crime don't want publicity. But murder charges didn't stop one Virginia man from giving an interview to a Buffalo, New York, news station. Alexander Hill Jr. was arrested last week in Buffalo shortly after appearing on TV, thanks to an anonymous tipster who alerted the...

Even Fox News Shows Majority Of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization

Matt Ferner | April 27, 2015 | Politics
A majority of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana, a Fox News poll revealed Monday. (Yes, that Fox News.) The Fox poll marks the first time the news organization has found majority support for the issue since it began asking the question. It's also the latest in...

South Carolina's Longest-Serving Sheriff Sentenced In Corruption Case

Reuters | Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Politics
April 27 (Reuters) - The man who was South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff before he pleaded guilty in a public corruption case involving illegal immigrants was sentenced on Monday to a year and a day in federal prison and fined $10,000, a U.S. Attorney's Office said. Prosecutors said James Metts, 68,...

Angelique Miles, Owner Of Horrifically Emaciated Pit Bull Puppy, Charged With Animal Cruelty (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

David Lohr | April 27, 2015 | Crime
Authorities in Pennsylvania have made an arrest in the case of Rocky, the emaciated pit bull puppy recently seized from an Erie residence. Rocky's former owner, Angelique Miles, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty torture and a summary charge of animal cruelty, according to City...

Teen Texting And Driving Dips With State Laws

Reuters | April 27, 2015 | Politics
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - According to a new analysis of nationwide surveys, teens report less texting while driving in the years following statewide bans. But texting while driving rates are still high, the researchers found. "We have amazing technology at our fingertips, but it can be destructive," said...

Put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev In Prison And Forget Him, Don't Martyr Him: Defense

Andy Campbell | April 27, 2015 | Crime
If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is given the death penalty, it'll mean years of appeals, a media circus and a martyred killer. That's an argument defense attorneys used Monday as they began to mount their case against killing the Boston Marathon bomber, according to The Boston Globe. Attorney David Bruck...

Hero Teacher Brady Olson Stops High School Shooter In Washington State

Sebastian Murdock | April 27, 2015 | Crime
A teacher in Washington state helped prevent what could have been a deadly school shooting when he tackled and restrained the suspect. Police responded Monday morning to reports of a shooter inside North Thurston High School. When they arrived, a 16-year-old suspect had already been detained by teacher...

New Bill Would Ban Police Chokeholds Under Federal Law

Christopher Mathias | April 27, 2015 | Politics
NEW YORK -- Less than a year after Eric Garner died after being put into a police chokehold in Staten Island, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) is introducing legislation that would ban the often dangerous maneuver outright under federal law. Jeffries announced his new bill, the Excessive Use...

Police, Protesters Clash In Baltimore After Freddie Gray Funeral

Arthur Delaney | April 28, 2015 | Politics
BALTIMORE -- Violent protesters hurled bricks and torched businesses and cars Monday, injuring at least 15 police officers, as authorities tried to restore order with an emergency curfew and the National Guard following the funeral for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died in police custody last week. At a news...
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