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Child firing Uzi at Ariz. shooting range accidentally kills instructor, police say

A shooting instructor is dead, the victim of a gun-range accident. A 9-year-old girl is surely traumatized. And plenty of people, including many gun enthusiasts, are asking: Why give a child a submachine gun to shoot?<p>The deadly incident occurred Monday morning at a gun range in Arizona that caters …

Half of young people in secure homes are innocent of any crime

Almost half of the young people in secure children's homes have not been convicted of any crime, but have been placed there by local authorities for their own protection, the <i>Observer</i> has established.<p>Penal campaigners, childcare experts and leading charities have expressed alarm at the proportion of …

O.C. hate crimes drop -- but violent incidents rise

A stranger, hurling insults, confronted two young Muslims inside a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orange County. She grabbed the <i>hijab</i>, a headscarf covering one of the women. "You don't belong in America!" she screamed into the woman's face, then tried to attack the second person.<p>Terrified, the women sought …

Do black leaders ignore black-on-black crime?

The shooting of Michael Brown and its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, but not when a black person kills a black person, which is far less rare?<p>It's a complaint perennially lodged …

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