June 24, 2021 22:03

16-year-old killed at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Texas

Emerson Clarridge Fort Worth Star-Telegram A 16-year-old boy was shot to death on Wednesday evening during a fight at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor as the Arlington water park closed for the day, police said. The victim, whose name authorities did not release, was fired

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NYC Dem Voters Favor Alternatives to Policing: Poll

A majority of Democratic primary voters in New York City said they would prefer the city’s next mayor prioritize alternatives to policing to address rising gun violence rates, The Appeal reported. According to a June survey of 874 Democratic voters,

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Trump-Era Border Patrol Chief Ousted

The Biden administration is forcing out the chief of the United States Border Patrol, Rodney S. Scott, who took over the agency during the final year of the Trump administration, reports the New York Times. Scott was an avid supporter

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Biden Choice for ATF Mired in Wrangling Over Gun Control

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Thursday whether to advance the nomination of gun control advocate David Chipman to lead the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Reuters reports. Chipman, who has more than

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Overdose Deaths Up Among Black Americans

The pandemic has caused drug overdose deaths among Black Americans to surge, as drugs like fentanyl proliferate in communities facing subpar social services and the economic consequences of COVID-19, the Associated Press reports. Despite the perception that the opioid crisis

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Entire New York Police Force to Get De-Escalation Training

New York City’s police department, the largest in the United States, will train all 35,000 of its officers in de-escalation techniques, using the Police Executive Research Forum’s Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics (ICAT) approach to reduce violent encounters and injuries

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