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Baltimore is more murderous than Chicago. Can anyone save the city from itself?

Baltimore is more murderous than Chicago. Can anyone save the city from itself?

After 297 homicides this year, mothers of victims are again hoping for 72 hours without a killing: ‘We are in a dark place and we must be a light’Latonya Bryant can still see Ernest Barnes Jr, her
Officer who shot Manhattan attacker: I was just doing my job – video

Officer who shot Manhattan attacker: I was just doing my job – video

New York City police officer Ryan Nash, who confronted the Manhattan truck attacker on Tuesday, tells reporters on Wednesday that he and his colleagues were just doing their jobs and thanked his
ACLU says violence at Kern County police departments violated rights

ACLU says violence at Kern County police departments violated rights

After Guardian investigation, ACLU finds law enforcement in Kern County used excessive force and ‘engaged in patterns and practices that violate civil rights’The County: the story of America’s
The article that changed my view … of racial inequality in America

The article that changed my view … of racial inequality in America

Guardian supporter Lindsay Vix explains how an article by Steven Thrasher on the death of Tamir Rice sparked an awakening about her own social privilegeLindsay Vix, 35, is a graduate student from
California gunman's wife found dead in house, say police – video

California gunman's wife found dead in house, say police – video

At a news conference on Wednesday, Tehama County assistant sheriff Phil Johnston identified the northern California gunman suspect as Kevin Janson Neal and said his wife’s dead body was found under
Detroit police officers brawl after undercover drugs raid goes wrong

Detroit police officers brawl after undercover drugs raid goes wrong

Two officers injured as police hold colleagues at gunpoint, unaware they are posing as drug dealersPolice in Detroit are investigating a fight that started when officers raided a suspected drug den,
Charlottesville report criticises police response and blocking of investigation

Charlottesville report criticises police response and blocking of investigation

‘Supervisors devised a poorly conceived plan,’ independent report findsState police failed to provide documents or be available for interviewAn independent report that found serious police and
Former officer Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years for murder of Walter Scott

Former officer Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years for murder of Walter Scott

Sentence on ex-South Carolina officer unusually severe for police shootingSlager shot black motorist in back five times in 2015 after traffic stopA white former South Carolina police officer was
Ex-Arizona police officer acquitted of murder in shooting of unarmed man

Ex-Arizona police officer acquitted of murder in shooting of unarmed man

Philip Mitchell Brailsford cleared of criminal liability in Texas death of Daniel Shaver, killed after being ordered to crawl toward police outside hotel roomA former Arizona police officer was
Justine Damond shooting: prosecutor blames investigators over delay

Justine Damond shooting: prosecutor blames investigators over delay

Mike Freeman says he does not have the evidence to decide yet whether he’ll file charges against officer Mohamed Noor A US county attorney handling the police shooting of Australian Justine Damond has
Justine Damond's family say investigation into fatal shooting may have been botched

Justine Damond's family say investigation into fatal shooting may have been botched

Damond’s father says doubt cast after county attorney caught on tape saying investigators ‘haven’t done their job’The family of Justine Damond Ruszczyk say they’re “deeply concerned” that US officials

Justine Damond's father questions US police shooting investigation – video

John Ruszczyk, the father of Justine Damond Ruszczyk – supported by his wife Maryan Heffernan, Justine’s brother Jason Ruszczyk and his wife Katarina – tells media in Sydney the family is ‘deeply
Justine Damond shooting: prosecutor delays decision on charging police officer

Justine Damond shooting: prosecutor delays decision on charging police officer

Mike Freeman had promised decision by end of the yearMinneapolis officer Mohamed Noor shot Australian Damond on 15 JulyA Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday he needs more time to decide whether to
Arrest made in case of Kansas man shot dead by police after hoax call

Arrest made in case of Kansas man shot dead by police after hoax call

Andrew Finch, 28, shot on doorstep after call alleging armed incident Incident may be result of ‘swatting’ prank linked to online gamingA law enforcement official said police in Los Angeles had
Erica Garner, Black Lives Matter activist, dies aged 27

Erica Garner, Black Lives Matter activist, dies aged 27

Daughter of Eric Garner was in hospital for a week after a heart attackBernie Sanders and Bill de Blasio among those to pay tributeThe Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner has died, after a week
Suspect in Kansas 'swatting' death charged with involuntary manslaughter

Suspect in Kansas 'swatting' death charged with involuntary manslaughter

Hoax call reportedly prompted by online game led to death of manDA still reviewing possible charges against police officer who firedA California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to
California police rescue 13 chained and malnourished siblings

California police rescue 13 chained and malnourished siblings

Parents charged with torture and child endangerment after girl escapes and alerts authorities A mother and father have been charged with torture after their 13 malnourished children were rescued from
FBI agent fatally shot a kidnap victim during raid in Houston, authorities say

FBI agent fatally shot a kidnap victim during raid in Houston, authorities say

‘The system failed. Whether it was accidental or not, the man is not going home to his family,’ the Conroe police chief saidAn FBI agent fatally shot the victim of a kidnapping during a raid early
Philadelphia smears Crisco on lampposts to deter Super Bowl fans. How did we come to this?

Philadelphia smears Crisco on lampposts to deter Super Bowl fans. How did we come to this?

From the City of Brotherly Love’s ‘lamp-post challenge’ to Auckland’s street riots, passionate sport fans don’t always behave – so how do cities keep them in check?Two Sundays ago, Philadelphia police
Tennessee sheriff taped saying 'I love this shit' after ordering suspect's killing

Tennessee sheriff taped saying 'I love this shit' after ordering suspect's killing

Oddie Shoupe is being sued for excessive force after telling deputies to shoot unarmed Michael Dial rather than risk damage to police carsA Tennessee sheriff is being sued for using excessive force