US crime

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US border agents engaged in ‘shocking abuses’ against asylum seekers, report finds
Revealed: documents released after six years of legal tussles uncover over 160 cases of misconduct and abuse

Ed Pilkington in New York

21, Oct, 2021 @3:54 PM

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Trial of three white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery begins
Judge estimates jury selection could take at least two weeks after duty notices were mailed to 1,000 people in Glynn county, Georgia

Richard Luscombe and agencies

18, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘They just didn’t care’: families of missing Native women call out indifferent police
But recent cases show that when media pay attention, investigations step up and more women are found

Hallie Golden

15, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murdering his friend Susan Berman
The real estate heir had been convicted of first-degree murder last month as prosecutors argued he shot Berman in her home

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

14, Oct, 2021 @10:05 PM

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Why Robert Durst’s first murder conviction might not be his last
The real estate heir avoided justice for 40 years but now the charges could begin to pile up

Andrew Gumbel

12, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Case of the Zodiac killer takes another twist – but police say it isn’t solved
Police say investigation remains open as former law enforcement members claim to have identified killer

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

08, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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At least four Black women and girls were murdered per day in the US last year
As homicides surged across the US last year, the number of Black females killed increased sharply as well

Lois Beckett and Abené Clayton

06, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The rise of ‘citizen sleuths’: the true crime buffs trying to solve cases
Inspired by hit podcasts and documentaries, ordinary people are trying to track down fugitives and reopen cold cases. But should they be?

Amelia Tait

02, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Inside the San Francisco Bay Area’s pandemic murder surge: ‘No one knows this pain but us’
Guardian analysis reveals region-wide increase in violent deaths, but Black and Latino residents make up majority of victims

Abené Clayton in Los Angeles with graphics by Alvin Chang

28, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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US records largest annual increase in murders in six decades
National murder rate rises nearly 30%, with figure increasing across all regions and from small towns to cities

Lois Beckett

28, Sep, 2021 @12:15 AM

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‘He put the fear of God in me’: key testimony from the R Kelly trial
The court heard of physical and sexual abuse from a ‘controlling’ singer who witnesses said acted with impunity

Adam Gabbatt

27, Sep, 2021 @7:25 PM

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Gabby Petito’s death is tragic. But I wish missing women of color got this much attention | Akin Olla
Considerable resources were dedicated to finding Petito’s body. Yet Indigenous people in Wyoming are more likely to disappear and to be killed, and their cases are barely noticed

Akin Olla

25, Sep, 2021 @10:30 AM

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