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Pit bulls maul and kill a 9-year-old girl in Detroit

Pit bulls maul and kill a 9-year-old girl in Detroit

A 9-year-old girl was mauled to death by dogs on Monday while playing in a Detroit neighborhood, police said. The girl, who has been identified as Emma Hernandez, was in an alley when the three pit bulls attacked her, according to a Detroit Police spokeswoman. Witnesses tried to save the girl and police said that…MORE

What’s next for Eric Garner’s family now that the NYPD officer has been fired

What’s next for Eric Garner’s family now that the NYPD officer has been fired

The officer accused of killing Eric Garner more than five years ago was fired on Monday, but members of the Garner family said that change still must come. “Yes, he’s fired, but the fight is not over,” said Garner’s daughter, Emerald Snipes Garner. Snipes Garner thanked NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill for firing officer Daniel Pantaleo…MORE

Al Jackson, original New York Met, dies at 83

Al Jackson, original New York Met, dies at 83

One of the original New York Mets has died. Former pitcher and lifetime Mets figure Al Jackson died Monday in Port St. Lucie, Florida, at the age of 83. The lefty pitcher saw the Flushing franchise at their first — and at their worst. Jackson took the mound for the Mets’ inaugural season in 1962.…MORE

Police release sketch, video of suspect in Cal State Fullerton stabbing death

Police release sketch, video of suspect in Cal State Fullerton stabbing death

Police on Tuesday released a sketch and video of a suspect who apparently sought out a retired California State University Fullerton administrator and stabbed him to death on campus. Surveillance video released by police showed the suspect running near the crime scene and leaving a parking lot in a black 4-door sedan with black wheels…MORE

Phoenix police must now document each time they point their gun at someone

Phoenix police must now document each time they point their gun at someone

Phoenix police officers must now document every instance in which they point a gun at a person — a decision that the city long considered but now has been made after recent public outcry about aggressive police tactics in Arizona’s capital. From now on, Phoenix officers must fill out a form when an officer points…MORE