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Police kill Palestinian attacker after Jerusalem stabbing

Dec. 04, 2021 13:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an ultra-Orthodox Jew on Saturday near Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem's Old City, a tense and crowded area that is often the scene of demonstrations and clashes. A widely...

Mom of Illinois State student wants FBI to investigate death

Dec. 03, 2021 22:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A civil rights attorney joined Jelani Day's mother Friday to demand the FBI take charge of an investigation into why the Illinois State University graduate student disappeared in August and was later found dead in a river. Ben Crump...

EXPLAINER: What is ex-cop charged with in Wright death?

Dec. 03, 2021 16:29 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright, a Black man, said she meant to use her Taser to try to stop him from fleeing during an attempted arrest but accidentally grabbed her gun instead. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. December 1, 2021. Editorial: Some of our state’s most serious crimes go unreported The rate of offenses continues to fall in Maine, but that figure doesn’t say it all. There’s a lot to learn from...

Jail guard pleads guilty to reduced charge in inmate scuffle

Dec. 03, 2021 10:31 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former county jail officer in Cleveland who was accused of punching a handcuffed inmate has pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge. Reion Cook pleaded guilty on Thursday to persistent disorderly conduct after initially being charged with...

Florida law school creates Ben Crump social justice center

Dec. 02, 2021 20:59 PM EST

A South Florida law school on Thursday announced the creation of a social justice center named after Ben Crump, the Black civil rights attorney who has gained national prominence representing victims of police brutality and vigilante violence. The Benjamin L. Crump Center...

Jury nearly complete for Potter trial in Daunte Wright death

Dec. 02, 2021 18:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death neared completion Thursday, with just two alternates needed ahead of opening statements next week. Kim Potter, 49, is...

Officer fired over Rittenhouse donation wants his job back

Nov. 30, 2021 13:12 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia police officer who was fired after donating to a defense fund for Kyle Rittenhouse wants his job back now that a Wisconsin jury acquitted the young man of murder during protests against police brutality last year. Norfolk officials...

Key moments in the police shooting of Daunte Wright

Nov. 30, 2021 10:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Potter, a former police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, is charged with manslaughter in the April 11 shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black motorist. Here are some key moments in the case: April 11 — Police in Brooklyn...

Oakland mayor seeks to reverse police cuts amid crime spike

Nov. 29, 2021 18:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a reversal of plans to divert funding from police to social services, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday that she'll push to reverse planned cuts to the city's police department and seek to quickly hire more officers amid a spike in violence and homicides that...