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Op-Ed: DOJ crackdown on marijuana is more of a vendetta than justice

Trump's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by DOJ chief Jeff Sessions is expected to release a report in the next few days that may link marijuana use to violent crime, with recommendations for tougher sentences for its sale or use.

Chicago 2016: 762 murders, 3,550 shootings

Chicago - The numbers are in and Chicago recorded the most murders in 2016 since 1996. The number of people murdered in the Windy City during 2016 stands at 762, the highest number since 796 homicides were recorded twenty years ago.

Woman stabbed at art show, onlookers think it's 'performance art'

Miami - Patrons at a Miami art show on Friday thought they were watching performance art, but what they were actually watching was a violent crime. During a show at Art Basel Miami, a woman stabbed another woman in the arms and neck.

Surge in violent crime seen from use of synthetic marijuana

New York - With a deluge of synthetic marijuana flooding the streets of major cities across the U.S. this summer, there has been an upswing in the number of overdoses and a rise in violent crimes, according to some police officials.

Son has parents (over) for dinner, kills and cooks them

Tai Kok Tsui - Henry Chau Hoi-leung, 30, and accomplice Tse Chun-kei, 36, allegedly planned the murder for months. After their son, Chau, invited his parents for lunch investigators say he and his friend overpowered them, killed them and cooked their bodies.

Review: Damsels in no distress — Women and crime on YouTube

Gloucester - If you thought women were the weaker sex, think again. Here is a round up of videos from YouTube showing them giving as good as they get.

FBI reports US violent crime fell in 2011, fewer murders, rapes

Washington - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation reports murders, rapes and other violent crimes declined sharply in the first six months of 2011. And that's a continuation of a trend over the past 4.5 years.

Downward trend in violent crime continues in US, report shows

Washington - Violent crime in the US experienced a double-digit drop in 2010, far greater than the nation’s average during the last decade, with violent and property victimization rates falling to their lowest levels since the early 1990s, a new report shows.

Op-Ed: Woman Stabs her Daughter Claiming Child Possessed by Demons

IN a heartbreaking case from Waukegen, Illinois, a 25 year old woman has fatally stabbed her 6 year old daughter, whom the woman claimed was possessed.

Statistics Canada Says Young Adult Gun Use Rises

The 2006 rate of violent crime involving the use of firearms in Canada remained stable for the fourth consecutive year, according to a new study examining trends in gun violence. Handguns made up nearly two-thirds of all firearms used.

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