Security guard ‘attempts to engage’ gunman during fatal shooting of man trying to turn his life around through anti-violence organization, officials say
Two men involved with an anti-violence program co-founded by former Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan were shot Thursday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood, officials said.One was shot dead while trying to turn his life around. The other, a security guard, was shot in the leg while coming to the man’s aid.chicagotribune.com
Family of hairstylist slain on way to work pleads for help in finding her killer: ‘Somebody’s seen something’
Loved ones of Tamiko Talbert-Fleming gathered with city and county officials at West 71st Street and South Artesian Avenue to demand justice for the 49-year-old hairstylist, who was fatally shot last Friday as she drove through that intersection on her way to work.chicagotribune.com
Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo’s fatal shooting by Chicago police to be released as his family pleads for answers
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has announced it intends to release video evidence of this week’s shooting by Chicago police of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, deviating from a long-standing policy to withhold video of fatal police shootings of minors.chicagotribune.com
Op-Ed: Why mass shootings stopped in 2020 — and why they are now roaring back
Mass shootings, which had become far less frequent in 2020, have come roaring back. The question we were asked repeatedly during 2020 was why mass shootings had dropped off so dramatically. But a key factor in why there were no mass shootings that met our definition for about a year, between March 2020 and March 2021, was the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the settings where mass shootings typically occur — workplaces, schools, churches, shopping centers — had either shut down or sharply reduced their capacity. This means that psychosis played some role in 30% of mass shootings, but no role 70% of the time.latimes.com
At least 8 dead in shootings at Georgia spas
At least 8 dead in shootings at Georgia spas A deadly shooting rampage in Georgia has left at least eight people dead and several others injured. Henri Hollis, a breaking news reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, joins "CBSN AM" with the latest.cbsnews.com
New Year’s Eve gunfire fatally hit man inside home, marking first homicide of 2021
The fatal shootings came after the end of an exceptionally violent year in Chicago. The city recorded more than 760 homicides, an increase of more than 50% over 2019. Meanwhile, there were more than 3,200 shootings in 2020, also an increase of more than 50%. More than 4,100 people were shot, at least 686 of them fatally, in 2020, after almost 2,200 people were shot in 2019, at least 460 of them fatally, according to data compiled by the Tribune.chicagotribune.com
2 dead in 4 unrelated shootings in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Between 4:40 and 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was called to four separate shootings in four different parts of town. About four hours later a 33-year-old man was found shot to death in a ditch on Higginbotham Street in Baldwin. (EDITOR’S NOTE: News4Jax previously reported that this incident was a homicide, but we learned from JSO Thursday morning the man survived.) Scene at Volaris West KernanNews4Jax is working to get additional details on all the shootings. According to News4Jax records, the three homicides Wednesday night brings the total in Jacksonville so far this year to 138.
Police contracts can stand in the way of accountability
A police officer engages with a protester Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Seattle, where streets had been blocked off in an area demonstrators had occupied for weeks. Seattle police showed up in force earlier in the day at the "occupied" protest zone, tore down demonstrators' tents and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. The "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" zone was set up near downtown following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Police contracts can stand in the way of accountability
Collective bargaining agreements for officers provide protections that stand in the way of accountability, even when the federal government is overseeing an agency through a consent decree, experts said. Contracts designed to ensure officers receive fair wages and benefits have spilled over into public policy. “These examples bolster the hypothesis that some union contract provisions may impede effective investigations of police misconduct and shield problematic officers from discipline,” Rushin said. The city entered into a settlement agreement, or consent decree, the following year and passed an accountability measure for additional oversight. One Seattle officer who benefited from the union contract in recent years was Cynthia Whitlach.
Jacksonville has deadly weekend with multiple shootings
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a violent Fourth of July weekend for the River City. We now have details about two deadly Jacksonville shootings that happened within 90 minutes of each other on Sunday, and a third that happened Sunday evening. The second happened on Broadway Avenue, where police found a man shot to death in a yard. Sunday’s shootings follow multiple shootings that happened on Friday and Saturday. In total, 10 people in Jacksonville were injured or killed in shootings this weekend.
The Latest: Man shot during protest over New Mexico statue
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TOP OF THE HOUR:— Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. — Seattle City Council votes unanimously to bar police from using tear gas and pepper spray. ___ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man was shot Monday night as protesters in New Mexico’s largest city tried to tear down a bronze statue of a Spanish conquistador outside the Albuquerque Museum. Moments later a few gunshots could be heard down the street and people started yelling that someone had been shot. Gallegos said officers used tear gas and flash bangs to protect officers and detain those involved in the shooting.
Jacksonville mother is desperately pleading for her daughter's killer to come forward
Jacksonville mother is desperately pleading for her daughter's killer to come forwardPublished: June 10, 2020, 11:21 pmCook’s family said she was with a group of women when the shooting happened, and they believe someone in the group knows the identity of the shooter.
US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?
Now there is another, a still-growing American casualty list that has exceeded deaths from the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. Actual deaths from COVID-19 are almost certainly higher than the numbers show, an undercount to be corrected in time. It is well beyond what he told people to expect even as his public-health authorities started bracing the country in early April for at least 100,000 deaths. Unlike his emotional vice president, Joe Biden, Obama practiced his own kind of social distancing, to the point of aloofness. This, too, is not Trump's way.
Mayor taps ex-Dallas chief to head Chicago police force
Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, left, speaks to reporters after Mayor Lori Lightfoot, right, nominated him to be Chicago's next police superintendent Thursday, April 2, 2020. The third was Ernest Cato, a deputy chief on the Chicago police force. The mayor said one of the things that most impressed her about Brown was that he implemented many reforms in Dallas that the Chicago department is now trying to introduce. During his tenure in Dallas, Brown took steps that were controversial among officers, including making use-of-force data public. In December, just days after Johnson announced his retirement and Lightfoot named Beck as the interim superintendent, the mayor abruptly fired Johnson.
7 shot in 3-day span in violent weekend in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Seven people were shot, two fatally, in a span of three days in Jacksonville. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, seven separate shootings, including a double shooting, were reported between late Friday morning and Sunday evening across the city. According to the Sheriff’s Office, one man was struck in the lower leg and the other was shot in the upper torso. “One of my priorities is to clean the main streets of Northwest Jacksonville," Pittman said. Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 3
(AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)ISTANBUL – A car bomb exploded in a Turkey-controlled northern Syrian town on the border Saturday, killing at least three people, Turkey's Defense Ministry said. The ministry blamed Saturday’s car bomb attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters, the third such attack in Tal Abyad this month, leaving at least 24 people dead. On Saturday, the Observatory said the Syrian troops withdrew amid an advance by the Turkey-backed fighters, who have been seeking to capture the town for weeks. It was not clear if the Syrian troops had since withdrawn. The patrols are part of the Russian-brokered ceasefire to ensure the Kurdish fighters withdraw from the border area.
Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 13
(AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)ISTANBUL – A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday killing 13 people, Turkey's Defense Ministry said. The ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which was captured last month by Turkey-backed opposition gunmen from Kurdish-led fighters. The ministry blamed Syrian Kurdish fighters for the attack, saying it harshly condemns it and called on the international community to take a stance against this "cruel terror organization." Earlier on Saturday, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said Christian fighters will now oversee security in a northern Syrian region that has witnessed fighting between Turkey-backed troops and Kurdish-led militiamen. But the U.S. had partnered with the Syrian Kurdish fighters, their top allies in the war against the Islamic State group.
How many mass shootings must we endure?
It seems like after every mass shooting, Americans mourn, but then go back to business as usual. Now, one year after the shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, a victim's brother says he'll never stop fighting for change. Steve Hartman met him "On the Road."cbsnews.com