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Federal Government offers assistance to Chicago police after weekend violence

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Chicago saw at least 44 shooting incidents and 8 deaths over the holiday weekend. Now, the federal government is offering help to the city in the fight to end violence in the streets. 

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Lawsuit: police shot unarmed man in back

An off-duty San Antonio police officer shot an unarmed black man to death as he walked away from a restaurant drive-through. In court, parents of Marquis Jones, 23, sued the city, Officer Robert Encina, Quinonez Foodservice, Chacho’s 8614 Perrin Beitel Ltd. and John Burke, president of Quinonez and Chacho’s. 

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Lawsuit: NYPD accused of excessive force that left dead teen quadriplegic

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  The mother of a New York teen who was left quadriplegic after an encounter with New York City police says that excessive force led to her son’s condition. Karen Fludd’s 17-year-old Deion Fludd eventually succumbed to injuries sustained from the incident. 

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For Brown Girls Founder Karyn Washington dead at 22

Karyn Washington, student at Morgan State University and founder and creator of the website For Brown Girls, has died of an apparent suicide. She was 22. 

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Reward offered to find Chicago student’s killer

Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture of a suspect who shot and killed a 16-year-old student over the weekend. Michael Flournoy, who attended Simeon Career Academy, died Saturday evening while on his way to a movie. 

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Renisha McBride Case: defense signals it will question victim’s past

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Lawyers defending a Detroit man who fatally shot a young, unarmed woman on his porch last year are signaling that the victim’s lifestyle should be fair game. Theodore Wafer was charged with second-degree murder after killing Renisha McBride. He has claimed self-defense. 

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Family of teen boy killed by girlfriend’s father wants daughter charged

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The family of a teenage boy who was killed after getting caught in his girlfriend’s bedroom wants the girl charged. Johran McCormick was shot and killed by his girlfriend’s father on March 13.

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Update: body of missing D.C. girl’s kidnapper found

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Police in Washington, D.C. say they have identified the body of a man found in a park as that of a murder suspect believed to be the kidnapper of an 8-year-old girl. Relisha Rudd has been missing since February. 

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NYC inmate who suffered from mental illness ‘baked to death’ in jail cell

Authorities say a mentally ill former marine “baked to death” in a Rikers Island jail cell. Jerome Murdough was arrested for trespassing after seeking warm shelter in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project. 

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Woman awarded $100,000 in lawsuit against city for mom’s death

A Brooklyn woman who was detained by the NYPD after her mother was fatally shot by a stray bullet between cops and an armed man will receive $100,000 from the city. Tashmaya Gay, 22, was standing on the stoop of a Crown Heights building with victim Denise Gay when police fired 73 shots at a […]

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