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Lawyer: LA deputies need to be held accountable for tactics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer representing three teenagers who were detained at gunpoint by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies called for an investigation into the tactics and accountability for their actions on Tuesday. Attorney Robert Brown said the teens — two 16-year-olds and an 18-year-old — were traumatized by their experience Friday. The mother […]

Germany: Black Forest fugitive held after 5 days on the run

BERLIN (AP) — A man who disarmed four officers at gunpoint in southwestern Germany before fleeing into the Black Forest has been arrested after five days on the run, police said Friday. Four firearms were seized, police said in a brief statement, without giving further details of what happened. Hours earlier, they had appealed for […]

Manhunt in Germany for man who disarmed 4 police officers

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of German police were involved in a manhunt Monday for a 31-year-old man in camouflage clothing who disarmed four officers at gunpoint a day earlier and then fled into the forest with a pistol, knife and a bow and arrow. Authorities warned residents in the southwestern town of Oppenau to stay […]

Border authorities use pandemic powers to expel immigrants

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Honduran woman was nine months’ pregnant and exhausted with stomach pain when the Border Patrol found her in the Southern California mountains with her longtime partner and their 9-year-old son. What happened next illustrates how difficult it has become to seek asylum in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Court record shows St. Louis couple pulled gun before

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their mansion during a protest have pulled a gun before in defense of their property, according to an affidavit in an ongoing case. As demonstrators marched near the Renaissance palazzo-style home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey […]

Golden State Killer admits murders, rapes for life in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gay Hardwick stood arm-in-arm with her husband to face a criminal dubbed the Golden State Killer and couldn’t recognize the elderly man hunched in a wheelchair as the sadistic rapist who had terrorized them 42 years earlier. In a hushed and raspy voice, Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. — a serial rapist […]

Golden State Killer admits to dozens of rapes, 13 murders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer who terrorized California as a serial burglar and rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people while evading capture for decades pleaded guilty Monday to murders attributed to the Golden State Killer. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. had remained almost silent in court since his […]

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