Former Sec. of Education Arne Duncan takes new job in Chicago to help high school dropouts. He plans to create a program to teach them job skills to escape gang life.
Tag: gun violence
Arguing that the sole job of Chicago’s top prosecutor is to disproportionately lock up African-American men, ColorOfChange worked overtime on Tuesday’s primary to oust Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, who is up for re-election.
Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery for a shooting on March 8.
Police investigators are searching for two shooters who opened fire at a backyard party late Wednesday in Pennsylvania, killing five people and wounding three others, according to NBC News.
A Wisconsin woman is accused of shooting and killing her pregnant neighbor and unborn child in a dispute over loud music. The police are searching for the suspect.
A 22-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the execution-style shooting of Tyshawn Lee, 9, whose death in November rankled the nation and became the latest symbol of problems with gun violence in America.
AUtah teenager who was shot three times by police over the weekend has been identified as 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed. According to Fox13 Utah, the incident happened Saturday evening when Salt Lake City police responded to a fight between Mohamed and two other people near a homeless shelter. The teenager reportedly picked up a broken broomstick […]
An English student’s comparison of a Ku Klux Klan member to a police officer in a school assignment rocked a Kentucky high school and brought about a contentious discussion regarding social injustice, WLKY reports. An Honors English teacher at North Oldham High School in Oldham County asked her students to read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee […]
The first victim shot by alleged Kalamazoo gunman Jason Brian Dalton has been called a hero after she used her body to shield several children from harm. USA Today reports Tiana Carruthers, 25, is currently recovering in a local hospital after she was shot three times by the gunman Saturday afternoon. Carruthers was at a […]
A 23-year-old has been arrested in the shooting death of a baby girl in Compton, California earlier this month, The LA Times reports. Ray Howard Patterson was taken into police custody by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Monday afternoon. Police believe Patterson was the same suspect who took off in a blue Chevrolet Impala […]