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Janell Ross

As Newtown Shooting Grabs Headlines, 'Slow Drip' Of Gun Violence Continues | Janell Ross | Posted 12.18.2012 | Crime

Friday night was supposed to be a celebration, a moment of young man levity after a nine-month stretch in which Avon Ball Jr. had worked to turn his l...

Blood on Our Hands

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.16.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

The lost lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School have something to say to the entire nation, but especially to black America. We'll have blood on our hands if we miss this moment to protect the lives of inner-city youth who more than most are subject to random acts of violence and death.

David Lohr

Missing Iowa Cousins' Bodies Positively Identified | David Lohr | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

Two bodies found in a cluster of trees in Iowa were positively identified Monday as two young Iowa cousins missing for nearly five months. Accordin...

David Lohr

Life Sentence For Fatal Cleaver Attack On 6-Year-Old Boy | David Lohr | Posted 12.06.2012 | Crime

Calvin Sharp, an ex-taxicab driver who brutally murdered a 6-year-old boy with a meat cleaver, has been sentenced in California to life in prison with...

David Lohr

Heavily Tattooed Woman Wanted For Questioning In Thanksgiving Slaying | David Lohr | Posted 12.05.2012 | Crime

Arizona police are hoping a woman's eye-catching tattoos will help detectives find and question her about a Thanksgiving Day homicide. According to...

David Lohr

New York Coed Murder A 38-Year Mystery | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Thirty eight years after the body of teenager Kathleen Kolodziej was found dumped in upstate New York, investigators are making a renewed effort to fi...

When Domestic Violence Grabs the Headlines

Kate McGuinness | Posted 02.03.2013 | Crime
Kate McGuinness

Our country is suffering from a plague of domestic violence. Kasandra Perkins is one victim too many. Her death should represent more than yesterday's news.

David Lohr

Who Killed 18-Year-Old Jonathan Peters? | David Lohr | Posted 11.30.2012 | Crime

The family of an 18-year-old Arizona man who was shot and killed by a stray bullet while driving to a Phoenix-area McDonald's is desperately hoping so...

Confession In Murder Of Mom And Daughters Found In Closet

Posted 11.20.2012 | Miami

The person of interest in the slayings of a Miami mother and her two children has now been charged with their murder. Miami-Dade police say Tuesday...

David Lohr

Family Of Slain Texas Girl Demands Answers | David Lohr | Posted 11.12.2012 | Crime

The family of Alicia Chanta Moore, a 16-year-old girl who was murdered, placed in a trunk and dumped along a remote stretch of Texas highway earlier t...

David Lohr

Texas Teen Was Sexually Assaulted Long Before Homicide, Police Say | David Lohr | Posted 11.09.2012 | Crime

Police trying to solve the murder of a Texas teen have arrested one man and questioned another accused of sexually assaulting the victim, but say they...

David Lohr

Texas Teen’s Heartbroken Family Begs Killer To Come Forward | David Lohr | Posted 11.08.2012 | Crime

The heartbroken family of teenage girl who was murdered, placed in a trunk, and dumped along a remote stretch of Texas highway is making a painful ple...

David Lohr

Missing Teen Mom And Infant Disappear With Dangerous Murder Suspect, Police Say | David Lohr | Posted 11.02.2012 | Crime

Police say a California teen mom is on the run with her infant daughter and a boyfriend, who is wanted for questioning in a homicide. The Hanford P...

Making Sense Of California Youth Sentences

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sayre Quevedo For juveniles in California being sentenced for crimes, things just got a little more complicated. Proposition 21 requires mandatory...

Romney, the Single Mom and the AK-47

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rob Brooks

Each candidate was asked what they would do to keep assault rifles off the streets. So profoundly does Romney believe in the changing of culture, that he pivoted directly to a beloved conservative talking point: single mothers.

Impulsive Behavior At The Root Of Youth Gun Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Chicago just hit its 400th murder of 2012, according to the New York Times. The University of Chicago Crime Lab reports that more black...

David Lohr

Missing Mother's Body Found Wedged In Combine | David Lohr | Posted 09.13.2012 | Crime

The body of missing mother Tashyra McDowell was found wedged in a farmer's combine in central Illinois on Tuesday afternoon. According to Peoria Co...

David Lohr

Who Killed Charles Stephen Parker? | David Lohr | Posted 09.07.2012 | Crime

For the past eight months, a murder mystery has played out in north central Georgia. The victim, 25-year-old bank manager and budding entrepreneur...

Murdered Teen May Have Had 'Stalker'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.28.2012 | Crime

A Georgia teen whose body was found in the woods behind her home may have left clues on Twitter to the events leading up to her tragic demise. Hann...

David Lohr

Love Triangle Murder Defendants Won't Face Death Penalty | David Lohr | Posted 08.27.2012 | Crime

MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Prosecutors here will not seek the death penalty for two lesbian lovers accused in the murder of Brandy Stevens-Rosine, an Ohio coll...

David Lohr

Body of Louisiana College Student Believed To Be Found | David Lohr | Posted 08.08.2012 | Crime

Louisiana authorities believe they have located the body of Michaela "Mickey" Shunick, the missing University of Louisiana student who disappeared whi...

David Lohr

Father Devastated By Lost Ashes Of Murdered Son | David Lohr | Posted 10.19.2012 | Crime

While the loss of a child is difficult for any parent, a Missouri man's heartbreak was recently doubled when his murdered son's remains were lost by t...

David Lohr

YouTube Appeal To Catch Ohio Woman's Killer | David Lohr | Posted 07.31.2012 | Crime

Friends and family of Lynn Jackenheimer, an Ohio mom who was recently murdered while on vacation in North Carolina, are using the video-sharing websit...

On the Origin of American Gun Violence

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Science
Eric Michael Johnson

The hope is that if we can isolate the factor that pushes some people to murder their fellow citizens, perhaps we can alter our social environment and reduce the likelihood that these terrible acts will be repeated in the future. The only problem is, which one could it be?

David Lohr

Two Women Charged With Burying Third Alive In Love Triangle Gone Wrong | David Lohr | Posted 07.30.2012 | Crime

COCHRANTON, Pa. -- Authorities say two lesbian lovers tortured and murdered 20-year-old Brandy Stevens-Rosine, an Ohio college student who was beaten ...