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Tamir Rice Death Declared Homicide In Newly Released Autopsy

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

CLEVELAND, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police in November has been formally ruled a homicide, accordin...

'Failure to Protect' Laws Punish Victims of Domestic Violence

Adam Banner | Posted 12.04.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

True justice is not measured by what we think we would do in a similar situation; it is measured by the law and how the law applies to certain facts. It is time to stop using the law to blame the victims, and instead find solutions that truly protect our nation's children from violence and abuse.

Virginia College Student's Death Ruled Homicide

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Crime

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia student whose disappearance sparked a monthlong search died from "homicidal violence" but the e...

Police Uncover New Leads In Child's 17-Year-Old Murder Mystery

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.15.2014 | Crime

The 1997 disappearance of 6-year-old Peter "Peter Boy" Kema, Jr., is one of Hawaii's most notorious, unsolved crimes. Peter Boy disappeared on the Big...

Police Say Dad Mutilated Genitals Of Man Who Allegedly Raped His Daughter

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

Authorities say a man in India, who accepted a dinner invitation from the father of a young girl he allegedly raped, unwittingly agreed to a date with...

10-Year-Old Boy Charged With Killing Elderly Woman

AP | Posted 12.13.2014 | Crime

TYLER HILL, Pa. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy apparently angry that a 90-year-old woman had yelled at him held a cane against her throat and repeatedly p...

At Least A Third Of All Women Murdered In The U.S. Are Killed By Male Partners

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen & Alissa Scheller | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women

It's a sobering fact. At least one third of all female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by male intimate partners -- husbands and ex-husb...

Brazil's Killing Fields

Robert Muggah | Posted 11.10.2014 | Crime
Robert Muggah

Brazil is the world's murder capital. Its grisly toll cannot be put down to a so-called culture of violence. To the contrary: These preventable deaths are a result of policy failures. Brazil's violent crime wave can be reversed.

The All-Too-Common Story of an Extraordinary Young Man

Tamara Duricka Johnson | Posted 10.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Tamara Duricka Johnson

I've had a slew of thoughts rushing through my head these last few days. I've cried the mother's wail. I've scrolled through old pictures in disbelief of this new reality. Mostly I've sat in shocked silence.

David Lohr

Rural Community's First Double Homicide Puzzles Family, Police

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.16.2014 | Crime

In 2005, an unknown intruder brutally murdered Terry and Darleen Anderson. The crime –- LaGrange County, Indiana's first double homicide –-- shock...

The Media Conundrum of Suicide: Why We Must Cover Them But Why We Can't

Judy Farah | Posted 10.13.2014 | Media
Judy Farah

Most people don't realize that there are nearly twice as many deaths by suicide each year than death by homicide in the United States, but journalists for generations have been told not to cover suicides. And worse yet, several studies have shown the more we cover them, we might encourage copycats.

School Counselor's Family 'Will Never Get Over' Her Murder

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.05.2014 | Crime

Maggie Daniels' family said in a written statement that the popular North Carolina school counselor's slaying has left them devastated. "Our lives ...

Mom, 10-Year-Old Foster Daughter Found Slain

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

The deaths of a woman and young girl whose bodies were discovered in a New Jersey apartment last week have been ruled homicides, police said. The v...

David Lohr

Mom Allegedly Admits To Brutal Slaying Of 4-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

Police in Texas say a 25-year-old woman walked into a police station Monday and confessed to killing her 4-year-old daughter. Athens resident Staci...

Georgia Man's Beheading, Wife's Killing, Leaves Authorities Baffled

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The unsolved beheading of a retiree and the killing of his elderly wife has so rattled their gated, lakeside Georgia community ...

Gregory Hale Killed Lisa Hyder; Dismembered, Ate Body, Officials Say

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 06.10.2014 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged over the weekend with dismembering the body of a woman and eating part of her corpse in a bizarr...

Man Who Planned 'Perfect Murder' Sentenced To 26 Years

David Lohr | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

An Australian man who prosecutors say authored a systematic plan to commit the "perfect murder," fell short of his goal, costing him more than just hi...

Police: NY Couple Killed Uncle Before Jumping Off Bridge

AP | Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend moved in with her uncle, stole from his bank accounts and then suffocated him before jumping to their...

This Country Has The Highest Murder Rate In The World

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

Everyone wants to live in a safe neighborhood. In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report rele...

Alissa Scheller

Where Laws Intended To Protect Women Are Used Against Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Rennie Gibbs, a Mississippi woman, was 16 when she gave birth to a stillborn child in 2006. Although the baby was born with the umbilical cord wrapped...

David Lohr

Pennsylvania Mom's Brutal Murder An Enduring Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

When David Hibbs exited the school bus on April 19, 1991, he was anxious to find his mom. It was a sunny Friday afternoon in Bristol Township, Pa. -- ...

Prosecution's Case Is Weak in Oscar Pistorius Trial

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 05.21.2014 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

The Pistorius case presents no evidence of planning. To the contrary, if there is testimony that a heated argument preceded the murder, then that is more supportive of negligent homicide than premeditated murder.

David Lohr

Hailey Dunn's Mother Says Waiting On Daughter's Remains Is 'Pure Hell'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.14.2014 | Crime

It has been a year since authorities in Texas located the remains of Hailey Dunn and they have yet to make an arrest or to release the teen's remains ...

Car Plows Through Crowd at SXSW

Art Tavana | Posted 05.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

23 are injured, two reported dead, and five in critical condition following a hit and run on Red River Street near The Mohawk bar in Austin, Texas, during the South By Southwest film and music festival.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?