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Crime

Hate crime is suspected after a gunman kills 3 white men in downtown Fresno

Kori Ali Muhammad told his family there was a war going on between blacks and whites in America.<p>On social media, he referred to white people as “devils.” Earlier in the year, he released a rap album replete with violent, explicit, racially-charged lyrics, including referring to himself in one song …

California

LAPD officers expected to face more scrutiny over shootings with new rules

For nearly two years, the Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian bosses have embarked on a high-profile campaign to curb the number of shootings by officers, pushing department brass for more training and less-lethal devices.<p>This week, the Police Commission will consider taking a major step to …

Policing

Ohio cops hunt for man who broadcast fatal shooting on Facebook

A manhunt is underway for a gunman accused of fatally shooting a man in Ohio and who broadcast the homicide on Facebook on Sunday.

Crime
Policing

After witness recants, man jailed for 27 years gets released

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The key witness in a murder that sent a teenage boy to prison for 27 years recanted Thursday and accused authorities of coercing her testimony. The stunning declaration led a judge to set bail in the case, drawing a gasp from the packed courtroom and sending the defendant's …

Crime

Lemon and Lord have fiery argument over race

Video Shows Cop Slam, Beat Black Pedestrian After Alleged Jaywalking

The Sacramento Police Department on Tuesday announced a formal investigation into the actions of one of their officers who was seen slamming a black man to the ground and beating him — all sparked by an alleged case of jaywalking.<p>The video, released Monday, has sparked national outrage. It shows …

Policing

Man's body seen thrown from plane and found on roof of Mexican hospital

The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, which is home to notorious drug traffickers.<p>The body landed on the roof of a public health service …

Cartels

LAPD could begin using the world's first 'pursuit-rated' hybrid patrol car

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the world’s first “pursuit-rated” hybrid police car and the Los Angeles Police Department may be among the first agencies to have one.<p>The company introduced the vehicle at police headquarters in Los Angeles, accompanied by LAPD representatives.<p>The Ford Police Responder …

Electric Vehicles

Probation Officer Raped Her at Home

Kim Adams was told she was two months too late to sue Reyes Soberon and California officials for sexual assaults he admitted to committing at his office and inside her home.<p>Probation officer Reyes Soberon Jr.’s guilty plea of sexually assaulting Kim Adams while she was under his supervision should …

Crime

Inside America's For-Profit Bail System - Justice - VICE Video

Justice

How Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions - Justice - VICE Video

Policing
Racism

HEAR IT: Oklahoma man calls 911 after killing 3 teen intruders

Authorities released the 911 call made by an Oklahoma man who killed three teen intruders.

Crime