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Attorney general to address violent crime in Tennessee visit

Attorney general to address violent crime in Tennessee visit

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to speak with Tennessee law enforcement officials about efforts to fight violent crime, nearly two weeks after he said prosecutors should bring the toughest charges possible against most suspects. Sessions’ speech is set for Thursday morning in Memphis, a city beset by gang activity, drug crime and gun violence. One of the poorest big cities in the country, Memphis saw a record 228 homicides last year. Statistics show the overall crime rate throu…
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1 killed, dozens injured in caste violence in northern India

Police rushed forces to a north Indian town on Wednesday and arrested dozens of people to stop clashes that erupted when upper caste Hindus fired on Dalits belonging to the lowest rung of India’s caste hierarchy. Police officer Aditya Mishra said one person was killed and dozens injured in the violence Tuesday. Angry Dalits set the homes of some upper caste Hindus and police vehicles on fire in retaliation. Mishra said the Dalits were attacked while they were returning from a rally led by their…
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Germany detain 9 men, 4 tied to violent extremism

Police in Berlin have raided six sites across the German capital and detained nine people, some with links to Islamic extremism. In a statement Wednesday, police said the men were wanted on suspicion of organized drug dealing. Police said arrest warrants existed for three of those detained and a fourth person was due to appear before a judge Wednesday. Authorities consider the four to be “part of the Islamist spectrum willing to use violence.” The other five men are still under investigation. P…
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Miami Wear Orange: Gun Violence Awareness Day

Join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and other community partners for Miami Wears Orange, a family event…
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In a neighborhood scarred by violence, cops and kindergartners share lunch, and more

In a neighborhood scarred by violence, cops and kindergartners share lunch, and more

The first time a group of uniformed Miami-Dade police officers walked into the cafeteria at Poinciana Park Elementary, the students asked teachers and administrators what had gone wrong. Is somebody in trouble? Is there going to be an arrest? In the Lincoln Fields housing project near Liberty City, where many Poinciana Park students live, police officers are often a sign there’s been a shooting. “I remember that first visit nobody talked to the cops,” said Principal Amrita Prakash. “Nob…
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Domestic violence hotline: Immigration-linked calls increase

Domestic violence hotline: Immigration-linked calls increase

The nation’s most prominent domestic violence hotline reports a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to their immigration status. The National Domestic Violence Hotline, established by Congress in 1996 and partly reliant on federal funding, says in its newly released annual report that it responded to 323,660 phone calls, texts and online contacts in 2016. Of these calls, 7,053 evoked immigration-related issues — up nearly 30 percent from 2015. Katie Ray-J…
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Plan to crack down on deadly gang violence clears NY Senate

New York lawmakers are hoping to battle deadly MS-13 gang violence with a proposal that could keep gang members behind bars longer. The Republican-led Senate approved a bill Monday to increase penalties for crimes connected to street gangs and create new crimes for gang involvement. Supporters say the bill is especially necessary in light of a string of killings on Long Island this year of mostly young people. At least 11 violent deaths since September in blue-collar communities Brentwood and C…
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Report faults commissioner's absences amid jail violence

Report faults commissioner’s absences amid jail violence

The head of New York City’s jail system spent 90 days out of the city last year even amid violence problems at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, the city Department of Investigation said Friday. Investigators found Commissioner Joseph Ponte took his city-owned vehicle to Maine in violation of guidelines and other Department of Correction officials misused their agency vehicles with trips to Cape Cod, the Hamptons and other destinations. Commissioner of Investigations Mark Peters said the…
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Report faults commissioner’s absences amid jail violence

The head of New York City’s jail system spent 90 days out of the city last year even amid violence problems at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, the city Department of Investigation said Friday. Investigators found Commissioner Joseph Ponte took his city-owned vehicle to Maine in violation of guidelines and other Department of Correction officials misused their agency vehicles with trips to Cape Cod, the Hamptons and other destinations. Commissioner of Investigations Mark Peters said the…
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Court summons 4 Penarol players about Copa Lib violence

Four players from Uruguay club Penarol were summoned to court on Friday to give testimony about the violence at the Copa Libertadores match with Brazilian club Palmeiras this week. Penarol club lawyer Gaston Tealdi confirmed to The Associated Press the four players were Nahitan Nandez, Matias Mier, Junior Arias, and Yeferson Quintana. He gave no other details. The match on Wednesday in Uruguay ended in chaos across the field as players chased and taunted each other. Some 30 fans were arrested, …
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Madrid opens world forum to seek solutions to urban violence

Madrid opens world forum to seek solutions to urban violence

Spain’s King Felipe VI has inaugurated a meeting of mayors and civic groups from across the world to discuss possible solutions to extremism and violence in cities. The three-day first World Forum on Urban Violence was proposed by the mayors of Madrid and Paris following the jihadi attacks in the French capital in 2015. Organizers said Wednesday that cities are the settings for many types of violence, including terrorism, gang and gender violence, and they need to find new ways to address these…
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Gunshot injuries occur primarily in Miami-Dade’s poor, black neighborhoods

“These findings offer evidence to support urgent, targeted community engagement and prevention strategies to reduce local firearm violence,” said Tanya L. Zakrison, M.D., M.H.Sc., M.P.H., assistant professor in the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery and a surgeon at the Ryder Trauma Center at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Zakrison sponsored the study, “Geo-demographics of Gunshot Wound Injuries in Miami-Dade County, 2002-2012,” published recently in the journal BMC Public Health. Co-a…
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OAS chief says Venezuelan regime has blood on its hands for violence at protests

Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro condemned the Venezuelan government’s disregard for democracy and human rights in Miami on Wednesday as Venezuelans took to the streets in massive numbers and the Venezuelan ambassador faulted the OAS for violence associated with recent protests. Almagro’s remarks came shortly after a Venezuelan teenager shot in the head during anti-government protests died in an operating room. For the past two weeks, opposition and pro-governm…
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Legislature gives murder witnesses some protection by shielding their identity

Legislature gives murder witnesses some protection by shielding their identity

With overwhelming support from the Florida Senate on Thursday, a proposal that affords new protections for murder witnesses — heavily inspired by ongoing gun violence in Miami-Dade County — will go to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk and possibly become law. HB 111 passed the Senate by a 34-3 vote, similar to the near-unanimous show of support the bill received in the House late last month. Senators from Miami-Dade County called the bill “long overdue.” “I talk a lot about senseless violence …
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Panel OKs funding cut for domestic violence, assault victims

Panel OKs funding cut for domestic violence, assault victims

Money used on services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iowa would be reduced under a budget bill proposed Wednesday by Republicans, who argue federal funding will shield victims from the cuts aimed at people who staff the services. A GOP-led budget committee approved spending about $1.4 million less on victim assistance grants distributed through the Iowa Attorney General’s office. The spending bill, one of several, is expected to have more procedural votes over several d…
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Gang Alternative works with Miami police to prevent violence in the streets

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the violence in our community and that there are many organizations partnering with law enforcement to help make a difference in directing our youth to make good sound decisions, showing them that violence is not the answer. Today, I am going to share with you a program that is reaching out with a new approach, bringing the neighborhood together. Gang Alternative, a pro-family, character-building organization aimed at preventing gang violence in Miami, has p…
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British official: South Sudan violence is tribal genocide

South Sudan’s violent conflict is now genocide that is being perpetrated along tribal lines, a senior British official said, urging foreign leaders to do more to force the country’s government to end the conflict in which tens of thousands of people have been killed. Priti Patel, the U.K. secretary of state for international development, said in an interview late Wednesday that there are “massacres taking place, people’s throats being slit” amid what she called a “scorched earth policy” in the …
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North Miami Cop Arrested After Allegedly Slamming Wife's Head On Ground

North Miami Cop Arrested After Allegedly Slamming Wife’s Head On Ground

North Miami Cop Arrested After Allegedly Slamming Wife’s Head on Ground Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. The North Miami Police Department appears to be in disarray: In the past two years, the department failed a critical accreditation test and shot Charles Kinsey, an unarmed black man. After audio emerged last week of the department’s chief describing widespread dysfunction among his cops, …
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Fired gym employee who killed two managers had violent past

The gunman who shot and killed two managers at a Florida gym before turning the gun on himself had just been fired from the fitness center for workplace violence, police said Sunday. The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement Sunday that 33-year-old Abeku Wilson of Miami was let go from his job as a fitness trainer at the Equinox gym in Coral Gables on Saturday “due to work place violence and was escorted off the premises.” Shortly after his dismissal, Wilson returned to t…
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Miami police say gym gunman fired for workplace violence

The man who shot and killed two managers at a Florida gym before turning the gun on himself had just been fired from the fitness center for workplace violence, police said Sunday. The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement Sunday that 33-year-old Abeku Wilson of Miami was let go Saturday as a fitness trainer at the Equinox gym in Coral Gables “due to workplace violence and was escorted off the premises.” Authorities didn’t elaborate on what that violence involved. Sh…
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CCC to host 'Denim Day' for sexual assault awareness

CCC to host ‘Denim Day’ for sexual assault awareness

The worldwide day to wear jeans to bring awareness and speak out against sexual violence was discussed at the most recent Partners of Ottawa County, Inc. (POCI) meeting. Kimberly Barker kbarker@miaminewsrecord.com MIAMI— The Community Crisis Center (CCC) will be hosting “Denim Day” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 26 at Northeastern A&M College to share information about sexual violence. The worldwide day to wear jeans was discussed at the Partners of Ottawa County, Inc. (…
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Ohio bill would allow protective orders for dating violence

Ohio bill would allow protective orders for dating violence

A bipartisan bill in the Ohio House would allow victims of dating violence to seek a protective order against an alleged perpetrator. The bill would update current law which only recognizes violence between spouses, family members, those living together or family members for the purpose of seeking a protective order. Backers say Ohio and Georgia are the only states that don’t cover victims of dating violence under domestic violence laws. The proposal would give victims of dating violence access…
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When her friend’s son stopped by, she had no idea she’d end up fighting for her life

Alice Snodgrass was chatting with her longtime friend Nicki Alexopoulos in the living room when she saw a shadow outside her friend’s Brookside home. “That’s Patrick,” Alexopoulos said quietly as her 38-year-old son approached the door. When Patrick Alexopoulos entered the foyer that afternoon last October, Snodgrass saw her vivacious friend’s demeanor shift. Nicki became subdued and alarmed. Patrick wanted $25,000, and he wanted it now. Nicki, sitting quietly with her hands in her la…
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Violence spreads in Paris suburbs; 17 more arrests

A gang of masked rioters set more than a dozen vehicles ablaze in a car dealership as violence spread to more suburban Paris towns over the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton, authorities said Wednesday. Police made 17 arrests, according to the prefecture of the Saint-Seine-Denis region, a working class region northeast of Paris with a large minority population. The violence, which has now spread to at least five towns, erupted after a 22-year-old man was allegedly sodomized …
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The Latest: Trump: No tolerance for violence against police

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:40 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has written Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) to wish the “Chinese people a happy Lantern Festival and prosperous Year of the Rooster.” The White House says Trump wrote Xi to thank him for a congratulatory letter and to express his hopes of developing “a constructive relationship that benefits both the United States and China.” Before taking office, Trump …
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Brazilian governor wants more army troops to quell violence

A Brazilian governor said Wednesday that he needs more soldiers to help cope with a police crisis that has led to a wave of violence and at least 80 deaths in his southeastern state. Cesar Colnago, acting governor of Espirito Santo, told reporters that he would ask the federal government for more troops, saying the 1,000 soldiers already sent were not enough to stem the tide of violence. The killings in the state capital of Vitoria and other cities erupted as friends and family of military poli…
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