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Report: Two journalists ambushed, killed by rival gangs in Haiti
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Report: Two journalists ambushed, killed by rival gangs in Haiti

Two Haitian journalists were shot to death and set on fire while on a reporting assignment in a Port-au-Prince slum overrun by gangs. Tayson Latigue and Frantzsen Charles were killed by rival gangs after the two, along with group of journalists, among were attacked on Sunday in the Cité Soleil district, reported the Guardian. Dieudonné St-Cyr, a reporter with the Haiti’s Association of Independent Journalists, reportedly told radio station Métropole Haiti that the journalists were ambushed by two rival gangs, and that the remaining journalists fled unharmed. He said the victim’s bodies have not been recovered, reported the Guardian. They group of journalists were reportedly investigating escalating violence in the area. Sunday’s killings are the second time this year journalists die...
Man arrested after Black woman shot during alleged road rage incident in Oklahoma
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Man arrested after Black woman shot during alleged road rage incident in Oklahoma

A man in Oklahoma was reportedly arrested after he allegedly shot a Black woman during what police said was a road rage incident. According to police documents, 25-year-old Shantel Jones was allegedly shot on Aug. 19 by 22-year-old Julian Zavaleta who fled the scene where the shooting occurred in Tulsa but called police about 35 minutes later to turn himself in, reported Tulsa World. Witnesses reportedly told police the woman parked at an Auto Zone and was shot after she got out of her vehicle aby a man who drove up in a grey vehicle around 2:20 p.m. Jones was transported to a hospital were she died. Officers went to a local business where they met with Zavaleta and his family members. Zavaleta was arrested, his car was towed and the gun allegedly used in the shooting was r...
55 shot, 11 killed over Labor Day weekend in Chicago
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55 shot, 11 killed over Labor Day weekend in Chicago

Eleven people were killed in a string over shootings across Chicago that left at least 55 people injured on Labor Day Weekend. The shootings were reported between 5 p.m. Friday and midnight Tuesday. During a news conference Tuesday morning, Supt. David Brown of the Chicago Police Department said shootings were down 19% citywide and homicides are down 15% when compared with the same period last year. According to Chicago police data, 69 people were shot and six people were killed during Labor Day weekend in 2021. More information about the latest deadly shootings in Chicago can be found here.
Federal charges filed against 4 officers in Breonna Taylor case
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Federal charges filed against 4 officers in Breonna Taylor case

The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that four former and current Louisville police officers were charged with federal crimes related to the 2020 raid that led up to Breonna Taylor’s death. Former detectives Joshua Jaynes and Brett Hankison, and current officer Kyle Meany were charged with several offenses, including civil rights violations, unlawful conspiracies, and unconstitutional use of force and obstruction, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said during a news conference in Washington.  Jaynes, Hankison and Meany were federally indicted. Goodlett was "charged on information," federal prosecutors said.  She was charged with one count of conspiracy.  The indictments allege that Jaynes and Meany "drafted and approved what they knew was a false affidavit to support a s...
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10-year-old Black girl fatally shoots woman in dispute with her mother

A 10-year-old Black girl is in custody and her mother was arrested after the girl fatally shot a woman who was fighting with the mother during a confrontation in Florida. The incident reportedly happened over Memorial Day weekend in Orlando. The girl’s mother was reportedly in a physical altercation at a barbecue with another woman in their neighborhood over a social media post. During the confrontation, the mother reportedly handed the girl a backpack, that’s when the young girl retrieved a handgun and fired at the woman. The victim was shot in the head and died. Police arrested the girl’s mother on multiple charges, including manslaughter by culpable negligence. The girl is now in custody as an investigation continues. It’s unclear why authorities charged the girl consider...