Richard Black’s Actions Led to Police Shooting Death, Chief Says

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: During a startling news conference , Police Chief Nick Metz essentially argued that the actions of Richard “Gary” Black Jr., who had just gunned down a naked home intruder trying to kill his grandson, caused an officer to fatally shoot him. Specifically, he said that Black failed to comply […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: During a startling news conference , Police Chief Nick Metz essentially argued that the actions of Richard “Gary” Black Jr., who had just gunned down a naked home intruder trying to kill his grandson, caused an officer to fatally shoot him. Specifically, he said that Black failed to comply [...]

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All About Richard Black, Hero Who Died During Cop’s Second Shooting in 34 Days

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Richard “Gary” Black was killed by police while defending his family from a naked home invader identified as Dajon Harper, 26. One of the officers involved in the Black tragedy had taken part in a fatal gun-down just 34 days earlier. But for an attorney who represents Black’s family, “The key is […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Richard “Gary” Black was killed by police while defending his family from a naked home invader identified as Dajon Harper, 26. One of the officers involved in the Black tragedy had taken part in a fatal gun-down just 34 days earlier. But for an attorney who represents Black’s family, “The key is [...]

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Anger and Fear Over Killer-Rapist Ricky Lee Harnish, Freed After Just 9 Years

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Tammy Lani, sister of murder victim Holly Andrews, has heard rumors that Ricky Lee Harnish, the man who killed and raped Holly, has returned to the small town where she lives. “I could run into him in the grocery store,” she says, adding, “I’ll probably start carrying a gun […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Tammy Lani, sister of murder victim Holly Andrews, has heard rumors that Ricky Lee Harnish, the man who killed and raped Holly, has returned to the small town where she lives. “I could run into him in the grocery store,” she says, adding, “I’ll probably start carrying a gun [...]

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Murder Arrest Rates Lower When Victim is Black

In nearly 26,000 unsolved killings in 52 large cities, police made an arrest in 63 percent of the killings of whites but only 47 percent of cases with black victims, the Washington Post reports.

Over 10 years, police in 52 large cities have failed to make an arrest in nearly 26,000 killings. In more than 18,600 of those cases, the victim was black, the Washington Post reports. Black victims, who accounted for most homicides, were the least likely of any racial group to have their cases result in an arrest. While police arrested someone in 63 percent of the killings of whites, they did so in just 47 percent of those with black victims. The failure to solve black murders deepens distrust of police, making blacks less likely to cooperate in investigations, leading to fewer arrests. Criminals are emboldened and residents’ fears rise.

Four cities — Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit and Philadelphia — accounted for more than 7,300 of the black murders with no arrests. Even smaller majority-white cities have amassed large rosters of such in the past decade: 422 in Columbus; 277 in Buffalo; 183 in Nashville; and 144 in Omaha. Police said they work just as hard to solve black murders but that investigations are often hampered by reluctant witnesses. No major city had a wider gap in arrest rates for white and black victims than Boston, where the killings of white residents are solved at twice the rate of black victims. “We don’t care what color you are,” said departing Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, who is being replaced by a black man. “Sometimes, because a case goes unsolved, people get the perception that we forget about their loved ones . . . We never forget about them.” Detroit Chief James Craig said, “Let’s face it, when you talk about murder in our urban communities — black and brown, where gang and group violence is prevalent — you got that retaliation piece, and those are the most challenging kind of homicides to investigate.” Detroit’s arrest rate was 12 percentage points higher for white victims than for blacks.

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Brutal Death of Craigslist Killer Thomas LaPerch Was “Karma.”

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: One person who knew and loved William Burchett, a musician murdered by Thomas LaPerch, had this to say after the killer was murdered in prison: “The universe took care of this and erased a horrible blight on humanity.” Here’s why. Westword has the story.

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: One person who knew and loved William Burchett, a musician murdered by Thomas LaPerch, had this to say after the killer was murdered in prison: “The universe took care of this and erased a horrible blight on humanity.” Here’s why. Westword has the story.

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Marcelo Ochoa-Sanchez Stabs Wife in the Street, Presuming She’s Having Affair

  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: He stabbed Karen Escobar in the street in clear view of numerous witnesses — then went back to his apartment, grabbed another knife and returned with the intention of stabbing her some more. Westword has the story.

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  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: He stabbed Karen Escobar in the street in clear view of numerous witnesses — then went back to his apartment, grabbed another knife and returned with the intention of stabbing her some more. Westword has the story.

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Todd Walker, New Hampshire Football Player, Killed in Dimwitted Robbery

  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: He was walking a woman home from a party at the University of Colorado when Kevin McGregor tried to rob them. But the woman tried to pulled down his mask. That’s when McGregor opened fire. Westword has the story.

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  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: He was walking a woman home from a party at the University of Colorado when Kevin McGregor tried to rob them. But the woman tried to pulled down his mask. That’s when McGregor opened fire. Westword has the story.

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Dennis Hasty, Sex Offender Fugitive, Kills Himself After Murdering Officer Jay Sheridan

  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: He’d already been convicted once of incest, and was now on the run after being caught living with two runaway girls. But he wouldn’t go down before killing Limon, Colorado cop Jay Sheridan. Westword has the story.

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  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: He’d already been convicted once of incest, and was now on the run after being caught living with two runaway girls. But he wouldn’t go down before killing Limon, Colorado cop Jay Sheridan. Westword has the story.

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Franklin Sierra-Rodriguez, Stupid Hitman, Gets Lost on Way Home From Hired Murder

  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: According to police, our moron murdered Joaquin Lucero-Carillo in Littleton, Colorado on a drug-related hit. But he’s so dumb that when he tried to return to Detroit, he ended up in Houston. Westword has the story.

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  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: According to police, our moron murdered Joaquin Lucero-Carillo in Littleton, Colorado on a drug-related hit. But he’s so dumb that when he tried to return to Detroit, he ended up in Houston. Westword has the story.

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Franklin Sierra-Rodriguez, Stupid Hitman, Gets Lost on Way Home From Hired Murder

  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: According to police, our moron murdered Joaquin Lucero-Carillo in Littleton, Colorado on a drug-related hit. But he’s so dumb that when he tried to return to Detroit, he ended up in Houston. Westword has the story.

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  ​ Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: According to police, our moron murdered Joaquin Lucero-Carillo in Littleton, Colorado on a drug-related hit. But he’s so dumb that when he tried to return to Detroit, he ended up in Houston. Westword has the story.

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