Violent crime

Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
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Tim Jimenez
July 23, 2020 - 8:17 am
Republican Tom Ridge, formerly the governor of Pennsylvania, and the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, continues to criticize the Trump administration’s planned deployment of federal agents in cities. Read more here.
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Camden County Police
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David Madden
June 10, 2020 - 9:13 am
Police departments across America are struggling with calls for reform in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Many cities are looking to Camden as an example of how to address racial injustice by overhauling police procedures. Read more here.
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City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart stands with other elected officials.
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Pat Loeb
October 23, 2019 - 6:49 pm
The human cost of Philadelphia's violent crime problem has been incalculable, but City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a report Wednesday attempting to measure the cost in dollars and cents.
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 The trial continued Monday in the court-martial of the decorated Navy SEAL, who is accused of stabbing to death a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017.
Julie Watson/AP Photo
July 02, 2019 - 6:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military jury acquitted a decorated Navy SEAL of premeditated murder Tuesday in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was cleared of all charges except for posing for photos with the dead body of...
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Apr 15, 2018; Indio, CA, USA; Cardi B performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club.
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April 19, 2019 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall. WNBC says the rapper did not speak to journalists before or after her three-minute court appearance on Friday. She is due back in court next month on misdemeanor reckless endangerment and...
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Pope Francis seen on a giant screen at right, celebrates Mass outside Loreto's cathedral, central Italy, Monday, March 25, 2019.
Sandro Perozzi/AP Photo
March 26, 2019 - 4:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican's women's magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them "under the direct control of men," that only increased after they denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy. The...
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Dubai’s government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges.
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March 24, 2019 - 10:50 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. In a rare statement,...
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R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.
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March 20, 2019 - 3:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R&B singer R. Kelly wants a judge to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, saying he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex-abuse charges. A defense filing Wednesday in Chicago says Kelly would do three to...
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Mourners pray near the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Vincent Thian/AP Photo
March 18, 2019 - 10:00 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform...
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Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques i
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
March 17, 2019 - 8:27 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy. Three days after Friday's attack, New Zealand's deadliest...
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