Stories tagged: Violence
Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
House Speaker Ryan calls violence during Erdogan visit ‘indefensible’
House Speaker Paul Ryan says the violence against peaceful protesters in Washington by Turkish security forces was “completely indefensible.”
Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Chicago police tighten rules on officers’ use of force
Chicago police officials have announced policy changes intended to cut back on questionable shootings and other uses of force that have haunted the department for years.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Video of soldiers killing detained man sparks uproar in Mexico
A video released by Mexican media outlets Wednesday appears to show a soldier executing a civilian lying face down in the street with a shot to the back of his …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37
Students held demonstrations across Caracas Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Ann Coulter speech at UC Berkeley canceled, again, amid fears for safety
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Wednesday that her planned speech at the University of California at Berkeley this week was canceled amid mounting concerns about potentially violent protests.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
United passenger dragged off plane with ‘minimal but necessary force,’ police say
The Chicago Department of Aviation is defending the officers in the infamous United Airlines video, saying they used “minimal but necessary force” when they dragged a passenger off a flight.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
29 people shot in less than 18 hours in Chicago
In the pouring rain, the man pulled a fur-lined hood over his head and stood on the porch of his younger brother’s home in Chicago’s Douglas Park neighborhood early Sunday, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Four found dead in Long Island park may be victims of gang violence
Four young men found dead in a park from injuries inflicted by a sharp-edged object were killed in a way that is consistent with the methods of the MS-13 street …
Tue., April 4, 2017, midnight
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. The Great War, April 5, 1917
Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Maryland teen planned violent attack at her school, authorities say
A shotgun, ammunition and bomb-making materials were found at the Maryland home of an 18-year-old student planning an attack at her high school, authorities announced Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in California
Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday when an anti-Trump protester allegedly doused the female organizer of the event with pepper spray and …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Prosecutors: Random racist violence ends in death of black man in New York
Late Monday night, officials say, the paths of a white man and a black man crossed tragically on the streets of New York in a cold-bloodedly random act of racist …
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Another journalist slain in Mexico’s violent Veracruz state
An attacker shot a journalist to death Sunday in the Mexican state of Veracruz, adding to the toll in a region plagued by drug gang violence and allegations of government …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
After two sleeping homeless men were killed, Las Vegas police used a mannequin as bait
The similarities between two killings of homeless men in Las Vegas prompted police to set a trap: A mannequin, wrapped in blankets like a sleeping homeless man with his head …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Man arrested over threats to Jewish institutions nationwide
A jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish Community Centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York’s Anti-Defamation League, in an …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, midnight
Regina Malveaux: Gun laws helping to protect women
We must continue to address the horrifying and unacceptable intersection of gun violence and domestic violence
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 4:51 a.m.
Vancouver police: Son began trying to dismember mom’s body
Vancouver police say a 45-year-old man killed his mother at her Vancouver home last week and tried to dismember her before he was arrested.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
6 dead, at least 6 wounded in Chicago shootings
Six people, including a 2-year-old boy and his uncle, were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during an 18-hour period from Tuesday morning …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence
A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, midnight
Campus free speech under attack, literally
The following editorial is from the Orange County Register. The violence that erupted at UC Berkeley last week during the protest of a planned speech by Breitbart News senior editor …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Mexico: Cartel capo killed in shootout with federal forces
An alleged regional leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and 11 accomplices have been killed in clashes with Mexican marines who poured gunfire into a house from a helicopter-mounted …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Trump again calls out Chicago on violence and repeats debunked murder rate claim
President Donald Trump on Tuesday again singled out violence in Chicago, this time during a White House meeting with sheriffs where he repeated a debunked claim that the U.S. murder …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Six shot, including 12-year-old girl, at memorial for slain woman in Chicago
The mourners had gathered near a street corner in Chatham on Chicago’s South Side on Wednesday evening, around teddy bears, balloons, candles and a poster memorializing a woman killed near …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
Trump warns he’s ready to ‘send in the Feds’ to Chicago
President Donald Trump is serving notice he’s ready to “send in the Feds” if Chicago can’t reduce its homicide figures. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Four in Chicago held after Facebook video shows group assaulting disabled man
Authorities in Chicago charged four people with hate crimes Thursday following the emergence of a disturbing video appearing to show them shouting obscenities about President-elect Donald Trump and white people …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
1 of Chicago’s bloodiest years ends with 762 homicides
One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended Sunday with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades in the city and more than New York …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence
Hundreds of people carried crosses Saturday for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Nearly 50 people shot in Chicago over holiday weekend
Five people were wounded in shootings in Chicago early Monday, bringing to almost 50 the number of people shot in the city since Christmas weekend began Friday afternoon.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 7:23 a.m.
Rebels blamed for killing 25 with machetes in Congo
Authorities in northeastern Congo say Ugandan rebels have hacked more than two dozen people to death in a Christmas massacre.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:31 a.m.
Police: School resource officer shot at while driving
A Billings school resource officer says his patrol car was shot at while he was driving around the city.