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Was Darrien Hunt a victim of racial prejudice?

The mother of a Utah man killed in a police shooting last week says her son was the victim of racial prejudice. Darrien Hunt, 22, was shot by Saratoga Springs police Wednesday morning. The exact circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear; mos ...

Diversity in police departments

When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic. Carson act ...

Chicago gang slashes commuters with machete

Seven people, ranging in age from 15-23, including two 15-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl, have been arrested and charged after attacking two Chicago commuters with a machete Monday. Just after 12:30 a.m. on the Kedzie Brown Line train platform ...

St. Louis woman claims gift from God; Police say felony stealing

HAZELWOOD -- The woman told police she'd been praying for money and couldn't believe her good fortune. She'd been having financial difficulties and found an envelope she believed was "a gift from God." But police aren't buying what happened last mont ...

'They got a white dude,' but it's not a hate crime

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said the assaults on three people Saturday night at a Kroger parking lot will not be classified as a hate crime, though he's been "inundated" by calls and emails from people expressing "displeasure toward the P ...

Supporters of Michael Brown's family renew call for arrest of officer

On the one-month anniversary of Michael Brown's death, a small crowd gathered in front of the Ferguson Police Department, calling for the arrest of the officer who fatally shot the unarmed teenager. Pastor Carlton Lee, National Action Network Ferguso ...

Teen mob targets random white customer: 'They fixin' to jack! Hold on, they got a white dude!'

In an attack that is stirring outrage across Memphis, a group of more than 20 youths assaulted at least three people in the parking lot of the Poplar Plaza Kroger Saturday night. None of the three victims -- all male, aged 17, 18 and 25 -- was seriou ...

Nearly 1 in 10 has had identity stolen, RMU poll finds

Nearly one in 10 Americans has experienced digital identity theft and one in three has had a credit card number stolen, but still Americans don't do all they can to protect themselves, a recent poll found. The figures come from Robert Morris Universi ...

Seattle cops: City 'playing politics' with their lives

Ratcheting up their resistance to new use-of-force policies, more than 100 Seattle police officers have filed new court papers asserting that high-level city, police and union officials privately agree with their contention that the policies put them ...

Father acquitted in slaying of drunk driver who killed sons

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) -- A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. David Barajas cried after the verdict was read and he hugg ...


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