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Texas cops go silent after retracting claim woman had gun when officer killed her

The family of a Texas woman said this week that she did not have a gun as officers had first claimed when she was shot and killed on Sunday. In a statement over the weekend, the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office said that they had been called to a home regarding…

Georgia cop fatally shoots teen boy who was holding a Wii video game controller

A family in Georgia said this week that a police officer should never have killed 17-year-old Christopher Roupe because he was only holding a video game controller, not a gun as authorities have claimed. According to WSB-TV, Roupe had been shot to death on Friday when Euharlee officers showed up…

GOP rep.: Jury wrong on ‘loud music’ killer — but Stand Your Ground still ‘benefits’ blacks

Republican Florida state Rep. Matt Gaetz told CNN on Monday that his state’s so-called Stand Your Ground law was working for African-Americans even though he thought it had been wrongly used to find Michael Dunn not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis. “I don’t think anyone is going to nominate…

Study: Missouri murders spike after state repeals gun background check law

A new study has found that around 60 more people have been murdered each year since the state of Missouri made it easier to buy a handguns without going through a background check. In the study which will be published in an issue of the Journal of Urban Health, a…

Arkansas man guns down 15-year-old girl for egging son’s car as a prank

An Arkansas man is facing first degree murder charges after he allegedly shot a 15-year-old girl to death over the weekend because she was participating in a prank on his 16-year-old son. Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, Little Rock Police responded to the Kum & Go gas station…

Colorado lawmaker shocks victim’s dad: ‘Good thing’ Aurora shooter had 100-round magazine

A Republican state senator in Colorado stunned the father of one of the victims of the Aurora theater shooting when he claimed that it was “a good thing” that James Holmes had a 100-round magazine. During a Wednesday hearing about overturning the state’s ban on magazines larger than 15 rounds,…

California man admits blaming black man after intentionally shooting himself

A California man who shot himself admitted that to police this week that he had lied and blamed the shooting on an African-American man. In a Monday interview, Brent Thomas Posada told Redding police that he intentionally shot himself with a high-power air rifle on Feb. 1, according to The…

Idaho cop shoots disabled man’s service dog at son’s 9th birthday party

An Idaho disabled man vowed this week to sue a local police station after an officer shot and killed his service dog. Rick Clubb told the Twin Falls Times-News that his son’s 9th birthday party was nearly finished at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday when Filer Police Officer Tarek Hassani…

Woman shoots up McDonald’s over incorrect burger after leaving phone number for refund

Police arrested a Michigan woman who opened fire on a McDonald’s restaurant after repeatedly receiving incorrectly prepared burgers. Investigators said two women placed an order Sunday evening at the Grand Rapids eatery but complained that they received an incorrect order. Employees offered them a free meal on their next visit,…

‘I hate that thug music,’ white man told fiancée moments before gunning down black teen

A Florida woman testified Saturday that her fiancée, who is on trial for murder, used a racially charged word to complain about loud music before gunning down a black teen sitting in an SUV. Michael Dunn fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis in November 2012 during a dispute at a Jacksonville…

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