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Aunt Charged With Torture, Murder In Death Of Niece

David Lohr | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime

Authorities in California said a 2-year-old girl was abused and tortured by her aunt for months before the child died. The aunt, Wendy Guadalupe Go...

Mom Convicted Of Microwaving Baby Wants New Trial

David Lohr | Posted 09.19.2013 | Crime

The odds are against her, but the Ohio woman convicted of killing her baby daughter by cooking her in a microwave oven has filed a motion for a new tr...

'Hiccup Girl' Murder Trial Underway In Florida

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 09.19.2013 | Crime

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A woman who gained fame because of her uncontrolled hiccupping as a teenager set up a robbery that went bad and ended in murder, F...

New Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

A new study of gun violence published by the American Journal of Public Health found that states with greater levels of gun ownership tend to have hig...

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Bad News For Man Who Shot Wife 18 Times

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.10.2013 | Crime

A Massachusetts man convicted of first-degree murder for shooting his wife more than a dozen times with two handguns will not get a new trial, the sta...

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Murder, Necrophilia Suspect: 'I've Lost My Mind'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.09.2013 | Crime

A man who allegedly killed a Romanian teenager, had sex with her corpse and then dumped her body, was arrested in Italy. During a weekend press con...

Mexican Police Seek 'Hunter Of Bus Drivers'

AP | RICARDO CHAVEZ | Posted 11.03.2013 | Crime

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican prosecutors said Monday they are investigating claims that a woman who killed two bus drivers last week in this ...

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BURIED ALIVE: Love Triangle Murder Trial To Begin

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.28.2013 | Crime

MEADVILLE, Pa. -- A state judge has declared one of two women mentally fit to stand trial in the brutal murder of Brandy Stevens-Rosine, an Ohio colle...

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Cold Case Cops Hunt For Killer Of Mom Who Ran Escort Service

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation's "cold case review team" will look for fresh clues in the death of Paige Birgfeld, a divorced mother of three wh...

Capital Murder Trial To Begin For Arizona Fugitive

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 10.19.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — John McCluskey was arrested wearing one of the victims' baseball caps. But his defense attorney said Monday prosecutors will...

Who?

Mona R. Washington | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Mona R. Washington

If and when The World spends too much time and energy contemplating a person who demonstrates a heartbreakingly ignorant, rude, and ahistoric worldview to a politically Conscious Person who gives a damn about correcting The World's tragic mistake.

Deadly Fight Over Spilled Beer

David Lohr | Posted 07.19.2013 | Crime

An argument which started over a spilled beer ended in the death of a 29-year-old Missouri man and the jailing of his 34-year-old friend, police said....

Justice Denied

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The outrage over the killing of an unarmed Black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved. Let us refuse to be silent until the killing of Black mothers' sons is as important as the killing of White mothers' sons.

That Gun Changed Our Lives Forever

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anger and jealousy do not last forever, but a gunshot fired in an impulsive rage often does. Easy accessibility to lethal guns makes a fatal difference over and over again.

Shooting It All in Las Vegas

Michael Winship | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Solving gun violence should be a primary goal of law enforcement but government departments remain hamstringed by budget cuts and hiring freezes, not to mention the relentless bigfooting of the NRA, firearms manufacturers and the rest of the gun lobby.

Getting Real About Gun Violence

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The pro-gun vs. anti-gun debate does not address the realities of gun violence in America and the most critical issues in preventing it.

America's Violence Problem (and It's Not Just With Guns)

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.27.2013 | Crime
Paul Heroux

We have a violence problem in America. However, gun violence isn't the leading cause of violence in America. It is just the most salient.

An All-American Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Gun violence is an urban problem. Gun violence is a suburban, small town, and rural problem. Gun violence is a problem in states with strong gun laws because guns still travel in from states next door.

What Killed President Kennedy and Trayvon Martin?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While there are troubling undertones of racial suspicion and fear in Trayvon Martin's killing which must be addressed as justice is sought, the fact is that most Black young people murdered by guns are killed by Black shooters -- just as most White children and teens murdered by guns are killed by White shooters. Sadly the tragedies of Tucson, Aurora, Newtown and elsewhere made clear that none of us are safe anywhere or immune to the pervasive threat of gun violence. We are all in the same boat and must act together to stop the plague of violence. Gun safety laws that only apply in one city or state can't fully stop our national epidemic of gun proliferation and violence any better than we can stop a flu epidemic by vaccinating one family.

America's Broken Hearts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's children and families have suffered enough broken hearts. We are determined that children get a vote on common-sense gun safety measures to protect them from guns. Take action with us.

Homicides in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

We cannot continue to sit back and wait for the next homicide to occur. It's time to get out on the front end and stop homicides from occurring in the first place.

The Bug Man Cometh: A Teachable Moment of Senseless Violence

Jonathan Valania | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime
Jonathan Valania

All murder is, of course, senseless and unforgivable but this one raises the bar. Ultra-violence in the service of nothing. A monumental waste of a wonderful life, of a beautiful mind, of a woman who, by dint of her profession, was on the side of the angels. And what have we learned?

We Must Reduce the Number of Crime Victims in Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 03.30.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

I am concerned that there are not sufficient strategies in place to reduce the number of crime victims in Detroit and change the perception that Detroit is not a safe city. In my view, there are 10 strategies to achieve the goal.

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Teen Watched Rob Zombie's 'Halloween' A Lot Before Killing Mom, Sister (READ FULL CONFESSION)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2013 | Crime

A judge in Texas has released a teenage murder suspect's confession, in which he says the 2007 film "Halloween," by heavy metal musician and film dire...

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Texas Authorities Offer Reward For Tips In Teen's Slaying

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.24.2013 | Crime

Authorities are hoping a reward offer will bring new leads in the case of a 16-year-old girl who was murdered, placed in a trunk and dumped along a re...