Gun Violence

Police investigate the scene after a gunman shot into a crowd of people during a football game at Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville, N.J., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Players and spectators ran for cover Friday night when a gunman opened fire at the New Jersey high school football game. (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)
November 16, 2019 - 7:37 pm
Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy and sent players and the packed crowd fleeing in panic. Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the Friday night shooting and was charged because a gun was found on him when...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, S.C. Barr plans to promote a crime-fighting initiative Tuesday, Nov. 12 in New Mexico as the state struggles to curb some of the highest property and violent crimes rates in the nation. Barr is joining U.S. Marshal Service Director Donald Washington and other federal authorities in Albuquerque to announce the arrests of 300 fugitives suspected of violent crimes, according to the Justice Department. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 13, 2019 - 11:17 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting, for a demonstration during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. The Supreme Court said Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
November 12, 2019 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, which argued it should be...
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Chicago Police Department Supt. Eddie Johnson hugs Mayor Lori Lightfoot after he announced his retirement during a press conference at CPD headquarters, Thursday morning, Nov. 7, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 3:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video showing an officer...
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A group of children view a crime scene, where a seven-year-old girl was shot while trick-or-treating Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Chicago. The girl, who was shot in the upper chest area, was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)
November 01, 2019 - 8:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night with attempted murder in the suspected gang-related shooting of two people on Chicago's West Side, including a 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume when she was shot in the neck and critically injured. The shooting...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, at the McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 28, 2019 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his visit to Chicago (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A crowd of protesters numbering well into the thousands has gathered outside Trump Hotel and Tower in Chicago. Kept across the Chicago River by police, they shouted slogans like "lock him up...
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FILE--In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, Johnson said he has asked the department to conduct an internal investigation on himself after he was found lying down in a car. A passerby found Johnson early Thursday, and called 911. Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers checked on Johnson's well-being and didn't observe any signs of impairment. Johnson drove himself home. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
October 22, 2019 - 3:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump's appearance next week at a police chiefs conference will be his first visit as president to Chicago, a city he has ridiculed for years. The city's top cop plans to skip the speech, even though he's hosting the event. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's apparent snub...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gesture to each other during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 15, 2019 - 7:38 pm
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Some Democratic presidential candidates are offering a variety of ways to maintain a woman's right to an abortion, despite the issue being largely in the hands of a Supreme Court with a...
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NYPD investigates the scene of a shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Authorities responded to a call about shots fired just before 7 a.m. and found four men dead in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn at an address that corresponds to a private social club according to an online map of the street. A woman and two men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
October 12, 2019 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gunfire broke out inside an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn early Saturday, police said, leaving four people dead, three wounded, and investigators trying to piece together what prompted the bloodshed. The shooting inside the small, nondescript club started just before 7 a.m. as...
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October 11, 2019 - 11:30 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes...
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