Tag: Crime

Transgender Women Are Being Murdered, Few Arrests Made: Study

Since 2014, at least 110 transgender women have been killed, according to the Human Rights Campaign – but only 42 percent of those murder investigations actually arrested someone. And yet, about 61 percent of murder cases across the general public results in an arrest, according to the FBI. The statistics only…

Trump, Sessions Allege 'Dangerous, Permanent' Spike in Crime

The same day that President Donald Trump signed three executive orders pertaining to crime reduction, Jeff Sessions kicked off his first day as U.S. attorney general by presenting the nation with some alternative facts. “We have a crime problem,” Sessions said. “I wish the rise we were seeing in crime…

Immigrants Not More Likely to be Criminals

In President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and sanctuary cities, he calls for a weekly report on the crimes committed by immigrants in protected cities. However, data does not support his narrative that immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens. According to the order, “the [secretary…

Editorial: FBI Director Blows It in Race Speech

Originally published Feb. 17, 2015 In an unprecedented move, FBI Director James Comey addressed a crowd at Georgetown University on the racial tensions and culture of racial profiling amongst the law-enforcement community. But that’s where Comey made his mistake: He never acknowledged racial profiling as a cultural issue. Instead of…

Ex-Oklahoma Cop Who Victimized Black Women Gets 263 Years in Prison

By Sheryl Estrada Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, wassentenced to 263 consecutive years in prison on Thursday for rape, sexual assault and other crimes against Black women. From December 2013 to June 2014,Holtzclaw preyed onBlack women hebelieved to have criminal histories. The women alsoall live in one…

New Video: Cops Refused Tamir Rice First Aid

By Chris Hoenig Newly released surveillance video, which had not been made public before, shows that police officers waited nearly four minutes to offer first aid to dying Cleveland 12-year-old Tamir Rice after one of them shot him. During that four-minute delay, officers tackled and handcuffed Rice’s sister, who ran…

NAACP Office Bombed

By Chris Hoenig An NAACP chapter office in Colorado has been bombed in what authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime. The FBI has joined the investigation and is looking for a balding white man, about 40 years old, who fled the scene. The homemade bomb was detonated outside…