Fresno shooting suspect charged with murder

April 27, 2017

(CNN)California authorities on Wednesday charged a suspect with eight felony counts, including murder, after police said he killed three men in an alleged hate crime. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, is accused of fatally shooting the three men at random in downtown Fresno, California on April 18, police said. Muhammad is black and his victims were white. Muhammad allegedly opened fire at a Pacific Gas & Electric truck, killing one man. He then walked away and fired his handgun at four others, as …


How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

April 20, 2017

(CNN)The suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez in his prison cell is one of several recent suicides of people in custody, prompting experts to question whether these deaths were preventable. Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015, hanged himself Wednesday morning with a bedsheet tied to his window, according to prison officials. A Washington state inmate accused of fatally shooting five people last year also hanged himself this week,and a triple-murder suspect recently fell …


Etan Patz case: Hernandez gets 25 to life in prison

April 19, 2017

(CNN)The bodega clerk convicted for the 1979 murder of New York first-grader Etan Patz was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison. Pedro Hernandez, 56, was convicted of kidnapping and murder in February, nearly 40 years after the 6-year-old disappeared on May 25, 1979. Etan left home to walk to a school bus stop and was not seen again. In the early 1980s, his photo appeared on milk cartons across the country, the first time the method was used to try to locate missing children. …


Cleveland Killing Prompts Facebook To Review Handling Of Violent Posts

April 18, 2017

Three posts to the suspects Facebook page a video announcing his intent to commit a murder, a graphic video of the killing, and a live video of his confession stayed online for about two hours, the social network said. Facebook said it was reviewing its reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates standards as easily and quickly as possible. The company noted it is constantly exploring ways to harness advanced technologies, such as artificial …


A Look Back At 6 Seasons Of Perfect ‘Girls’ Quotes

April 17, 2017

I dont want to freak you out, but I think I may be the voice of my generation. Or at least a voice. Of a generation. Hannah I dont even want a boyfriend. I just want someone who wants to hang out all the time, and thinks Im the best person in the world, and wants to have sex with only me. Hannah **Im so happy to see you I could murder you. Shoshanna No one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself, okay? So any mean thing someones gonna think of to say about me, Ive already said …


After San Bernardino shooting, we need more empathy, fewer guns

April 12, 2017

… murder stories have begun to harden one’s empathy. It’s a defense mechanism and it worked for me at first, helping me get through my day. Later my horror returned, accompanied by guilt at my previous relief, as we learned the killing had taken place in a special education classroom. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Already, two days later, this latest act of violence is fading from the headlines. Don’t forget Karen Smith and Jonathan Martinez. Stay empathetic. We are …


Peter Taylor: How has terror changed in 50 years? – BBC News

April 1, 2017

I talked to Billy in his cell. He was doing life for the murder of his Catholic workmate. He had lured him into a car and then shot him in the back of the head. “The only way to stop them was to terrorise them. It was them and us,” he said. But the act of pulling the trigger had a profound effect on Billy. “Before I was a decent young man. It [the conflict] turned me into a killer. It felt like someone had reached down and ripped my insides out. You hear a bang and …