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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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Black Men United sponsors ‘No Murders in May’ Mother’s Day luncheon

Black Men United, in partnership with the Goodwill Industries of Omaha and Risen Son Baptist Church is calling for the city of Omaha to stop killing one another for at least one month. Instead of traditional Mother’s Day gifts, the organization is hoping that city residents with give the gift of No Murders in May this […]

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After nearly 25 years behind bars, innocent man walks free

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After nearly completing a 25-year sentence for murder, an innocent man will win a bittersweet victory Tuesday when he is expected to walk free. Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming, 51, served 24 years for allegedly shooting and killing 22-year-old Darryl Rush outside an apartment building in 1989. 

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Petition calls for release of man sentenced to 40 years for assault

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A Change.org petition is urging Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to reduce sentencing laws in the state. The petition highlights the case of Christopher Adam Charles Emanuel. 

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Woman freed after spending more than 30 years in prison

A 74-year-old woman who served 32 years behind bars for a murder committed by her abusive boyfriend will be released from prison. Known as “Mother Mary,” Mary Virginia Jones was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder, kidnapping and robbery in 1981. 

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Report: Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person

According to a report released by the ACLU, Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person since allowing the death penalty in 1976. 84 Floridians have been executed since 1976. 

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Father who shot teen in daughter’s bedroom unlikely to face charges

A Houston father who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy after finding him inside of his daughter’s bedroom early Thursday will most likely not be charged. A grand jury still has to review the case. The father, who was only identified as a 55-year-old in reports, was awaken by his son around 2:20 a.m. He was told […]

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Father shoots, kills 17-year-old boy in daughter’s bedroom

 A Texas father shot and killed a 17-year-old boy after finding him in his daughter’s bedroom Thursday morning. Johran McCormick died after sustaining wounds at a residence inside a Spring-area home on Bridgestone Lakes subdivision off FM 2920. 

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UPDATE: father of victim charged in connection with double homicide

Earlier this week we reported on the alleged murders of Britney Cosby and Cristal Jackson, a Texas lesbian couple. Now, there are reports that Cosby’s father, James Larry Cosby, has been arrested in connection with those deaths.

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2 women dead: community pleads for answers with canvassing, prayer vigil

Community members in Port Bolivar, Texas are pleading for the killer(s) of a lesbian couple to come forward. 24-year-old Crystal Jackson and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, 24, were murdered. Their bodies were found left next to a dumpster last week. 

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