US crime

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They lost loved ones to gun violence. Then their grief was politicized
Bereaved families’ stories are being used to criticize the movement to defund police: ‘It compounds the trauma’

Abené Clayton in Oakland

22, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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California couple whose gender-reveal party sparked a wildfire charged with 30 crimes
The pyrotechnic device sparked the destructive El Dorado fire, which destroyed five homes and killed one firefighter

Gabrielle Canon

21, Jul, 2021 @6:46 PM

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Anna X review – sound and vision steal the show in ‘fake heiress’ tale
Emma Corrin and and Nabhaan Rizwan give excellent performances in Joseph Charlton’s two-hander which has a fizzing hi-tech design

Arifa Akbar

17, Jul, 2021 @10:59 PM

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Los Angeles police fatally shoot man on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
LAPD said it was responding to calls of a ‘man armed with a gun’, but photos showed an object that appeared to be a lighter

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

16, Jul, 2021 @8:56 PM

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Flag Day review – Sean Penn shows he’s still got it in tale of unrepentant swindler
Penn is excellent as real-life con artist John Vogel, opposite his daughter Dylan who also does well as Vogel’s journalist daughter Jennifer

Peter Bradshaw

10, Jul, 2021 @9:48 PM

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Pandemic gun violence surge was not linked to rise in gun sales, study finds
Research suggests looking at role of job loss, economic change, closure of schools and community organizations and civil unrest

Lois Beckett

09, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Michael Avenatti sentenced to two and a half years in Nike extortion case
• Avenatti, bombastic lawyer represented Stormy Daniels against Trump, weeps and tells his children to be ashamed of him

Maya Yang and agencies

08, Jul, 2021 @9:38 PM

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Storyville: Raising a School Shooter review – a powerful depiction of nightmarish pain
What happens when your child is not the victim of a shooting like Columbine – but the perpetrator? From denial to loss, this documentary tells the stories of three such families

Lucy Mangan

07, Jul, 2021 @10:10 PM

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‘A slap in the face’: crime rise warnings ignore years of work by local organizers
Unlike in previous decades, there are many successful US gun violence prevention groups with a record of saving lives

Abené Clayton in Oakland

07, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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America’s left can’t afford to be silent on crime. Here’s how to talk about it and win | Ben Davis
People have a right to safety. That’s why we must acknowledge crime and insist that we have the best solutions to address its root causes

Ben Davis

06, Jul, 2021 @10:12 AM

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‘He died in agony’: how mistaken identity led to a man’s execution
Shocking documentary The Phantom, the story of Carlos DeLuna, an innocent man accused of murder, shines a light on the many problems with the death penalty

Ed Pilkington

05, Jul, 2021 @6:34 AM

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Republicans revive soft-on-crime rhetoric amid rise in US homicides
Biden rolls out fresh policy proposals to try to counter rising crime as Democrats look to bat away Republican attacks

Daniel Strauss in Washington

04, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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