Tag: murder

The modern way to hire a big-city police chief

When it comes to picking a city's top cop, closed-door selection processes have been replaced by highly public exercises where everyone gets to vet the candidates — who must have better community-relations skills than ever. Why it matters: In the…

/ February 25, 2021
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“Disturbing”: Austin addresses video claiming military allowed perpetrator to remain in service

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday addressed a viral TikTok video of an emotional Marine saying her "perpetrator", who admitted to misconduct, had been allowed to stay in the service. Driving the news: Austin called the video "deeply disturbing," and…

/ February 20, 2021
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In Lieu of Mardi Gras Parades, Artists Are Turning New Orleans Homes Into Wildly Creative ‘House Floats’—See Images Here

The pandemic can’t stop the party in New Orleans, where residents have transformed their homes into stationary Mardi Gras floats to help adapt the city’s traditional pre-Lenten celebrations for the age of social distancing. Last year’s festivities were among the…

/ February 15, 2021
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Ivanka Trump focuses on criminal justice reform as part of reemergence plan

Ivanka Trump used her status to help obtain over 140 pardons and commutations for victims of injustice as well as her father’s cronies, and she's now plotting her political reemergence by highlighting the virtues of some of the clemency grants.Why…

/ February 5, 2021
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After Desert X’s Controversial Outing in Saudi Arabia, Palm Springs Won’t Sponsor the California Biennial’s 2021 Edition

The city of Palm Springs has declined to sponsor this year’s edition of Desert X, the art biennial that stages ambitious, free, open-air art installations across California’s Coachella Valley, In a December meeting, the Palm Springs City Council authorized $30,000…

/ February 4, 2021
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Coachella Officials Have Rejected a Proposal for an Ambitious Desert X Artwork, Claiming It Would ‘Exploit’ Local Plight for Tourism

Desert X, Southern California’s Coachella Valley art biennial, has always confronted environmental themes head on, using the harsh desert landscape to speak to global concerns about climate change. But during preparations for the event’s third edition, Coachella natives took umbrage…

/ January 6, 2021
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Man Called Most Prolific Serial Killer In US History Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in US history, with nearly 60 confirmed victims, died Wednesday in California. He was 80.Samuel Little, who had diabetes, heart trouble and other ailments, died at…

/ December 31, 2020
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A Billboard Company Has Canceled the Display of an Artist’s Mural of George Floyd, Set to Go Up in Minneapolis, for Depicting ‘Violence’

Billboard company Clear Channel Outdoor has pulled the plug on an artist’s billboard in Minneapolis depicting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of the city’s police. The display, based on an oil painting by…

/ December 14, 2020
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A better way for billionaires who want to make massive donations to benefit society

Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest person, announced on Instagram in November 2020 that he was giving 16 organizations a total of about US$800 million for a wide array of climate-protecting work. This money will help pay to restore and protect…

/ December 2, 2020
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Port Arthur Massacre Survivor Outraged Over Stan’s ‘Nitram’ Martin Byrant Film

News of an Australian film being made about the events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre has sparked a wave of backlash amongst victims and others in the community. Writer Justin Woolley, who was 12 when he and his…

/ December 1, 2020
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Photographer Andres Serrano Unveils What Is Likely Jeffrey Epstein’s Final Portrait, Shot Just Months Before His Death

Artist Andres Serrano is no stranger to inciting controversy with his work—and his latest outing, “Infamous” at New York’s Fotografiska, is no exception. The exhibition includes a portrait of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, shot just months before the disgraced…

/ November 3, 2020
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Key Witness in Navy SEAL Case Stuns Court by Taking Blame

SAN DIEGO — When prosecutors called a special forces medic to testify, they expected him to bolster their case against a decorated Navy SEAL accused of stabbing an Islamic State fighter in his care. Corey Scott delivered in part, saying…

/ June 21, 2019