Crime

The number of women sentenced to life in prison is rapidly growing, according to a study by the Sentencing Project

  Women represent only 3 percent prison inmates sentenced to life in prison but they represent a fast-growing segment of the lifer population, according to a study released by the Sentencing Project Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 women — is serving a life or virtual life sentence. One-third of them have no chance for[Read More…]

Police arrest a man for the deadly shooting of an alleged shoplifter at a Chicago Walgreens store

It is the second fatal shooting in the drugstore chain in a year   By Frederick Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Chicago police have charged with murder a 33-year-old man who was posing as a Walgreens security guard and a police officer for shooting to death a 46-year-old woman for alleged shoplifting. Police said Louis Hicks Jr. was arrested June 19 for[Read More…]

Philadelphia assigns 72 cops to desk duty following racist Facebook posts

St. Louis D.A. won’t accept testimony from 59 officers for the same reason. Some officers are permanently banned   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Philadelphia has assigned 72 police officers to desk duty, and St. Louis’ top prosecutor will not accept testimony from 59 of the city’s police officers. Both departments took action because of racist, sexist and homophobic comments[Read More…]

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