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BY FARNOUSH AMIRI AND ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS REPORT FOR AMERICA/ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — A chaotic 911 call. A convulsive 11 seconds of violence ending in the death of an Ohio teen. A historic verdict being broadcast in the police cruiser. A routine day in a quiet Columbus neighborhood was shattered instantly on April 20 when […]

BY MARK FERENCHIK THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH/TNS COLUMBUS, Ohio — In an unprecedented move, Columbus police showed body camera footage of the shooting of a 16-year-old girl by a Columbus police officer just hours after the incident on the city’s southeast side. The shooting, happened about 20 minutes before a guilty verdict was announced in the […]

ANOTHER MOTHER MOURNS Daunte Wright’s mother, Katie, eulogized her son at a vigil for him on Monday night in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Daunte was shot and killed by Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter on April 11 during a traffic stop. Potter has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. Potter, a 26-year-police veteran, has said she […]

BY MOHAMED IBRAHIM AND MIKE HOUSEHOLDER ASSOCIATED PRESS BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described […]

Our nation suffered another deadly shooting spree inspired by misogyny and racism, enabled by irresponsibly lax firearm regulation. A self-described “sex addict” seeking to rid himself of “temptation” fatally shot eight people at Atlanta-area massage parlors, six of them women of Asian descent. The initial response of investigators, who downplayed the role of race in […]

South Florida marks third anniversary of Parkland shooting BY SUSANNAH BRYAN AND AUSTEN ERBLAT SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL/TNS PARKLAND – The world lost 17 souls on Valentine’s Day 2018 when a lone gunman roamed the hallways of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, firing round after round from an AR-15 rifle until 14 students and three faculty […]

BY SUSANNAH BRYAN AND AUSTEN ERBLAT SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL/TNS PARKLAND – The world lost 17 souls on Valentine’s Day 2018 when a lone gunman roamed the hallways of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, firing round after round from an AR-15 rifle until 14 students and three faculty members lay dead. On Feb. 14, the third […]