Atlanta officer shoots armed suspect inside locked business

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An Atlanta police officer shot and killed an armed suspect at a BP gas station around 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. Police were called to the gas station on Cascade Road about a fight in progress. When they arrived, the clerk was being stabbed by the suspect. The suspect’s identity has not been released. […]

Why a man was sentenced to 375 years in prison over a social media post

Why a man was sentenced to 375 years in prison over a social media post

A New Jersey man was sentenced on April 8 to 375 years in prison for murdering two children and a college student in 2016 over a Facebook post. The judge sentenced Jeremy Arrington to three consecutive life sentences for killing 7-year-old Ariel Little Whitehurst, her 11-year-old brother Al-Jahon Whitehurst, and 23-year-old family friend Syasia McBurroughs. […]

Man kills 3 over social media post; what set him off

Man kills 3 over social media post; what set him off

A New Jersey man was convicted on March 5, 2022, of killing two children and a college student after he broke into the home in November 2016 and tortured six victims because of a Facebook post. Jeremy Arrington was found guilty of three counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, burglary, criminal restraint and […]

Man who worked on Young Dolph memorial shot and killed

Man who worked on Young Dolph memorial shot and killed

The man who took it upon himself to perform upkeep on the memorial for slain Memphis, Tennessee, rapper Young Dolph has been shot and killed. Jeremiah Taylor, who took the initiative to visit and tidy up the memorial multiple times every week, was reportedly gunned down on Getwell Road. The Memphis Police Department is now […]

2 teenagers shot and killed during Valentine’s Day weekend party

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13-year old Kory Smith and 19-year old Simieon Joseph were shot and killed at a Valentine’s Day party on the morning of Feb. 12 in Fort Worth, Baltimore. Both were transported to the hospital where Smith died, and Joseph died later after receiving treatment. Both teenagers were reported as innocent bystanders. One of the men […]

Man who spent 20 years in prison released after twin brother confesses

Man who spent 20 years in prison released after twin brother confesses

Kevin Dugar spent 20 years in prison but was released from the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Jan. 26, 2022, after his identical twin  confessed to the crime. Dugar was imprisoned for two decades after being convicted in a 2003 fatal shooting of a rival gang member. In 2013, Karl Smith, the twin brother, […]

The top 10 cities with highest increase in homicide rates will surprise you

The top 10 cities with highest increase in homicide rates will surprise you

With the homicide rate having spiked by an average of 37% in 50 of the biggest U.S. cities between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the fourth quarter of 2021, WalletHub  released its report on the Cities With the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates During COVID, along with accompanying videos and expert commentary. In order to determine […]

Man sentenced for killing girlfriend’s mother and setting house on fire

Man sentenced for killing girlfriend's mother and setting house on fire

Calvin Purdie was facing 30 to 60 years in prison for the 2019 death of his girlfriend’s mother. According to a statement from the district attorney’s office, Purdie strangled 49-year-old Charlotte Chaplin to death. He then set the house on fire in an attempt to cover up the murder. The autopsy revealed Purdie’s DNA under […]

Eric Adams appoints 1st Black woman to lead NYPD

Eric Adams appoints 1st Black woman to lead NYPD

The New York Police Department made history on Dec, 15, as mayor-elect Eric Adams announced that he appointed Nassau City chief of detectives Keechant Sewell to become the N.Y.P.D. Commissioner. This move makes Sewell the first woman to take the spot, and the third black commissioner in the department’s history. I ran for Mayor on […]

Man arrested after flying into Florida with 24 pounds of marijuana

Man arrested after flying into Florida with 24 pounds of marijuana

A Black man was recently arrested upon landing at a Florida airport with over 20 pounds of marijuana. On Dec. 13, 2021, 33-year-old Jelani Reid checked his luggage at an airport in Sacramento, California, NBC-2 reported. Upon his arrival at the Southwest Florida International Airport, a K-9 sniffed the luggage and Reid was arrested and […]

Phoenix man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, another man in her apartment

Phoenix man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, another man in her apartment

A 27-year-old Black man has been arrested for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend and another man in her apartment. Steven Love-Mason allegedly showed up to 28-year-old Trystan Benallie’s apartment complex on Nov. 8, 2021, according to Fox10 Phoenix. Love-Mason asked a neighbor to knock on the door and when it opened, he forced his way in […]

Virginia pastor arrested for alleged role in underage prostitution operation

Virginia pastor arrested for alleged role in underage prostitution operation

A Virginia pastor has been arrested as one of 17 men who have allegedly solicited minors for prostitution, according to multiple reports. John Blanchard, 51, of Virginia Beach, was reportedly arrested on Oct. 29 and charged with solicitation of prostitution and use of a vehicle to promote prostitution. “During the two-day operation, detectives intercepted suspects […]

Black Houston child dead for 11 months before mom, boyfriend arrested

Black Houston child dead for 11 months before mom, boyfriend arrested

A Houston couple has been arrested after leaving three children abandoned in an apartment along with the remains of another child, according to multiple reports. Gloria Williams, 35, has been charged with injuries by omission and tampering with evidence. Williams’ boyfriend, Brian Coulter, 31, has been charged with murder. In 2020, Coulter reportedly beat Williams’ […]

Pregnant mom fatally shot while breaking up fight

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A family and community are in mourning as a pregnant mom in New York was fatally shot on Sept. 12 after celebrating at her baby shower just minutes prior. Shanice Young, 31, was a mother of two — and soon-to-be three — when she was shot in the head while trying to break up a […]

Is it a crime to forge a vaccine card? And what’s the penalty for using a fake?

Is it a crime to forge a vaccine card? And what’s the penalty for using a fake?

Christopher Robertson, Boston University and Wesley Oliver, Duquesne University Schools, businesses, the military and local governments are requiring proof of vaccination. Yet, unlike the European Union and Australia, which have secure digital proof of vaccination, the United States has not created a systematic way to track vaccinations around the nation. Most places in the U.S. […]

Woman who falsely accused Black teen of stealing phone facing charges

Miya Ponsetto - Falsely accused Black teen of stealing phone - now charged with hate crime

22-year-old Miya Ponsetto has now been charged with hate crimes, after pleading “not guilty” on June 30 during her virtual arraignment over charges that stemmed from an incident in a New York hotel. Ponsetto, 22, falsely accused a 14-year-old Black teenager — Keyon Harrold Jr. — of stealing her phone while inside of Arlo Soho […]

2 Black veterans fatally shot, White supremacist rhetoric found

Hate crime - Two Black veterans fatally shot, 'white supremacist rhetoric' found - Nathan Allen

Winthrop, Massachusetts — Two Black community leaders were gunned down on Saturday afternoon, June 26, in what’s being investigated as a hate crime. According to NBC News 10 – Boston, the crime started out as auto theft, noting 28-year-old Nathan Allen as the alleged thief.  “There was hate in this man’s heart,” Suffolk County District […]

‘America’s Dad’ can’t catch a break, denied parole by Pennsylvania board

'America's Dad' can't catch a break, denied parole by Pennsylvania board

America’s Dad can’t catch a break. Bill Cosby was denied parole by a Pennsylvania judge as it was determined he has not fulfilled a requirement to complete a treatment program for sex offenders and violence prevention, according to CNN. The 83-year-old disgraced actor and comedian must maintain a “clear conduct record” among other things, based […]

Sheriff Victor Hill implements app to fight crime

Sheriff Victor Hill implements app to fight crime

CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA – Sheriff Victor Hill has a new tool in his arsenal to fight crime, app technology. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says the new app will allow residents, visitors and business owners to receive alerts, submit crime tips, see registered sex offenders in the area, and more. A release stated the app […]

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