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Milwaukee acid attack: Suspect Clifton Blackwell who allegedly attacked Hispanic man charged with hate crime

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The suspect in an acid attack against a Hispanic father has been charged with a hate crime, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.The complaint alleges that Clifton Blackwell, 61, threw acid on Mahud Villalaz and called him an "illegal" after a parking dispute escalated outside a Milwaukee restaurant last Friday. ...

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Frank Nucera trial: Mistrial for ex-police chief charged with hate crime assault on handcuffed black teen

A jury in the trial of a former New Jersey police chief accused of assaulting a handcuffed black teen because of "intense racial animus" has deadlocked on federal hate crime assault and civil rights deprivations charges.Federal prosecutors said Nucera, 62, was motivated by racial hatred when he allegedly slammed the teen's head into a door jam during a 2016 arrest at a Bordentown hotel. ...

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Oxygen’s True Crime Rebrand Keeps Paying Off In Ratings

First, true crime has emerged from the dark corner of the entertainment industry to become fully embraced by the mainstream.They’re drawn to true crime out of “compassion for victims,” or to “explore vulnerability” and “process anxieties. ...

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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Repeal the Joe Biden-Authored 1994 Crime Bill

Elizabeth Warren is proposing to repeal the 1994 crime bill in an implicit shot at Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, who wrote the law, as part of a broad new criminal justice policy plan she released Tuesday.“That punitive ‘tough on crime’ approach was wrong, it was a mistake, and it needs to be repealed. ...

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Jerry Lundergan's trial on campaign crime charges starts Tuesday

He's charged with conspiring to funnel illegal corporate contributions to the campaign of his daughter, Alison Lundergan Grimes, for the U.Standing trial with Lundergan is longtime Democratic political consultant Dale Emmons, of Richmond, who worked for Grimes’ unsuccessful bid to defeat Republican U. ...

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Clinton Impeachment to Get FX ‘Crime Story’ Treatment in 2020

More than 20 years after her name became synonymous with political scandal, Monica Lewinsky is taking her story to the small screen as a producer on the next installment of FX’s Emmy-winning Ryan Murphy-produced anthology series American Crime Story.The news was announced Tuesday during FX Networks’s daylong presentation at the Television Critics Association annual summer press tour in Beverly Hills. ...

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2020 Election Update: Warren's Student Loan Relief Plan; Biden's Crime Plan

Every other top-tier Democratic contender with the exception of former Vice President Joe Biden has said they support legalization.The bill fleshes out the details of a plan Warren previously proposed as part of her presidential campaign. ...

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R. Kelly held without bond on sex crime charges today, will remain in jail

According to the 13 count federal indictment in Illinois, the 52-year-old Kelly recorded himself having sex with minors.The singer is also facing federal charges in New York that he engaged in sexual abuse with underage girls. ...

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Spike in violent crime sparks fresh approach

Previously: Proactive police activity plummeted after new traffic stop policy unveiled



"We have not seen it like this in a long time," Conrad said Wednesday.May saw a marked increase in violent crime, according to the uniform crime report prepared by the department, going from 2,428 violent crimes reported in April to 2,905 the following month. ...

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James Fields gets life in prison for hate crime

District Judge Michael Urbanski said the evidence showed that Fields' actions were premeditated and "doesn't demonstrate a crime born out of impulse, youth or mental illness.12, 2017, attack, along with samples of Fields' social media postings and recordings of phone conversations with his mother while in jail. ...

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Louisville Metro Council funded street sweeping in budget, not crime

And the one program that we were using to try to stop gun violence before it happens — the violence interrupter program — is not funded.Certainly, the program has had its troubles, including the fact that one of its employees has been charged with a violent crime. ...

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James "Whitey" Bulger death certificate: Notorious Boston crime boss died within "minutes" of head injuries

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Boston - A death certificate confirms that notorious Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger died of blunt force injuries to the head in prison last year.The document obtained by NBC Boston and CNN says the 89-year-old Bulger was "assaulted by other(s)" and was found in his cell at 8:21 a. ...

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Kentucky State Police ordered to release crime database

Louisville Courier Journal



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In a victory for the Courier Journal, a Franklin Circuit Court judge has ruled Kentucky State Police must provide the news organization with its entire database of 8 million citations and arrests since 2003.But Judge Thomas Wingate affirmed an attorney general’s opinion that the data is a public record and must be provided. ...

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Louisville Olive Garden shooting was hate crime, family says

Devone Frank Briggs, 30, of Louisville, was arrested after the shooting and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and trafficking marijuana.At Briggs' arraignment Monday, defense attorney John Olash said the shooting may have been a matter of self-defense. ...

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Police Say Smollett Faked Hate Crime Because He Was Dissatisfied With His Salary

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Kroger shooting suspect charged with federal hate crime

“There is no place for hate-fueled violence in our community or commonwealth," Coleman said at a news conference announcing the indictment.”



More coverage on the Louisville Kroger shooting:




2 dead and suspect in custody after shooting at Jeffersontown Kroger
Tears turned to anger for family of victim of Kroger shooting
I talked for years with Kroger shooting suspect. ...

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Why not call it a hate crime?

Why haven't public officials been more forceful in calling this a hate crime?John Yarmuth said on Twitter on Saturday that federal officials should "call it what it was: a hate crime. ...

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Louisville Kroger shooting was a hate crime

John Yarmuth says the shooting at a Louisville Kroger that claimed the lives of two African Americans this week is a hate crime.The alleged gunman reportedly told an armed white civilian when leaving the Kroger that, "whites don’t shoot whites. ...

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Louisville Kroger shooting: Hate-crime charges considered

Defendants in some nationally notorious hate crimes have been prosecuted in both state and federal court.”



Related: Could the Louisville Kroger shooting be a hate crime? ...

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