US crime

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US saw sharp rise in ‘active shooter’ incidents in 2021, FBI data shows
The 2021 total, spread over 30 states, was 52% higher than 2020 and about double each of the three previous years, the agency said

Lois Beckett and agency

25, May, 2022 @1:17 PM

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Jittery New Yorkers call on mayor to act on subway safety after fatal shooting
Fatal attacks on public transport continue to be rare but that offers little comfort to Adams as he struggles to establish his mayoralty

Ed Pilkington in New York

23, May, 2022 @7:56 PM

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‘America could be truly free’: John Legend on his fight to overhaul the criminal justice system
The Grammy-winning singer speaks to the Guardian about mass incarceration and his campaign to elect progressive prosecutors

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

22, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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US Indigenous women face high rates of sexual violence – with little recourse
Amnesty International calls for US to restore tribal jurisdiction over crimes on Native lands, where nearly one in three women have been raped

Hallie Golden

17, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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California police say 68-year-old suspect in church shooting was motivated by hate
David Chou, a Chinese immigrant from Las Vegas, had a grievance with the Taiwanese community, officials say

Dani Anguiano and agencies

17, May, 2022 @1:19 AM

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US rapper Young Thug arrested on gang-related charges, Gunna also indicted
Twenty-eight associates of rapper’s Young Stoner Life label indicted with various allegations that range from murder to robbery and drug dealing

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, May, 2022 @9:52 AM

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Girl’s body found in dumpster in affluent Toronto neighbourhood
Homicide investigators are trying to identify the child, whose cause of death is not yet known

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

06, May, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Ohio man who groped flight attendants gets 60 days in prison
Maxwell Berry, 23, who was restrained in his seat with tape, also was sentenced to a year of supervised release after his jail time

Maya Yang in New York and agencies

04, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Cheering section’ for violence: the attacks that show 4chan is still a threat
The Washington DC shooting was the most recent to spawn out of the extremist culture of unregulated ‘chan’ message boards

Justin Ling

01, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Duck finds missing remains in North Carolina murder investigation
The pet duck’s inadvertent discovery led authorities to charge the missing woman’s granddaughter and grandson-in-law in the crime

Maya Yang

28, Apr, 2022 @2:47 PM

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A bite mark, a forensic dentist, a murder: how junk science ruins innocent lives
Charles McCrory has spent decades in prison for the murder of his wife, convicted on the strength of bite mark evidence. The problem? CSI-style forensics is bad science

Ed Pilkington

28, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Judge orders man who defaced Pride mural to write essay on Pulse shooting
Judge says he needs more time to determine a punishment and orders Alexander Jerich to write 25-page essay on 2016 massacre

Maya Yang

27, Apr, 2022 @3:55 PM

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