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This is a new thread on violence in America. I and I hope others use it to place news stories relating to crime & violence from across America.

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By STEPHEN SINGER, Associated Press Writer Stephen Singer, Associated Press Writer – 8 mins ago

MANCHESTER, Conn. – Authorities say a warehouse worker who opened fire at a beer distributor was among several killed in the shootings and that others were wounded, one critically.

State police Lt. J. Paul Vance says the number of deaths hasn't been confirmed in the shootings Tuesday morning in Manchester, about 10 miles east of Hartford.

Brett Hollander of Hartford Distributors says 50 to 70 people were inside during a shift change. Vance says authorities were searching the building to make sure everyone was accounted for.

John Hollis of the Connecticut Teamsters is with company officials at the scene of the shooting. He says the gunman was a driver who had worked at the distributor for a couple of years and been called in for a disciplinary
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Good idea for a thread mlurp!

Let's look at some good news!


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The national decrease in murder began about two decades ago. In 1991, the national homicide rate hit 9.8 per 100,000 inhabitants, prompting forecasts of permanently rising street violence -- then fell to 5.7 in 1999. Many wondered whether this "Great Crime Decline" could be sustained for another 10 years. The answer would appear to be yes: By 2008, the murder rate had drifted down to 5.4 per 100,000, the lowest level since 1965.
Hopefully that trend will continue!
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Good idea for a thread mlurp!

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Hopefully that trend will continue!
I would to yet some cities under report crimes.. And the Govt. seems to alway be behind by a year or two... Ask anyone in the boarder states... Just saying.

So I googled it and found this by states which is a base for future reference!

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United States cities by crime rate.

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2008 Data
Rates are based on cases per 100,000 for all of calendar 2008. It is sorted by population as reported on the FBI statistics.

State City Population Total Violent crime Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault Total Property crime Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle theft Arson
New York New York 8,345,075 580.3 6.3 10.7 265.9 297.6 1,797.3 238.1 1,410.2 149.1 -
California Los Angeles 3,850,920 689.5 10.0 24.6 348.5 306.4 2,618.1 512.2 1,518.4 587.5 51.1
Illinois Chicago 2,829,304 1208.6* 18.0 - 588.6 602.0 4,632.0 920.4 3,041.1 670.4 22.5
Texas Houston 2,238,895 1,106.8 13.1 33.5 473.6 586.5 4,947.0 1,203.6 3,063.9 679.5 42.7
Arizona Phoenix 1,585,838 659.9 10.5 30.3 304.3 314.8 5,214.2 1,184.4 3,070.0 959.8 29.8
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1,441,117 1,441.3 23.0 72.0 667.4 678.9 4,342.7 891.3 2,822.9 628.5 -
Nevada Las Vegas 1,353,175 984.6 8.9 53.9 364.5 557.4 3,928.5 1,101.3 1,984.7 842.6 23.6
Texas San Antonio 1,351,244 717.8 8.6 31.4 203.0 474.8 7,220.3 1,399.3 5,228.6 592.4 38.6
Texas Dallas 1,276,214 894.8 13.3 39.1 506.7 335.8 5,936.2 1,657.2 3,322.5 956.6 70.5
California San Diego 1,271,655 475.5 4.3 29.6 158.8 282.9 3,174.2 608.9 1,725.7 839.6 14.9
California San Jose 945,197 385.4 3.3 23.3 118.9 239.9 2,359.1 365.7 1,440.1 553.2 30.5
Hawaii Honolulu 906,349 284.1 2.0 22.4 102.4 157.3 3,506.5 702.8 2,369.2 434.5 40.3
Michigan Detroit 905,783 1,924.1 37.4 36.4 675.1 1,178.8 5,861.8 1,967.1 2,079.5 1,815.1 76.3
Indiana Indianapolis 808,329 1,204.3 14.1 58.8 497.7 633.8 6,083.8 1,765.0 3,521.6 797.2 45.4
Florida Jacksonville 806,080 996.4 14.3 32.5 364.5 585.2 5,731.2 1,490.2 3,741.2 499.8 15.1
California San Francisco [4] 798,144 995.3 12.3 20.8 514.7 447.5 4,548.2 676.7 3,150.1 721.4 29.4
North Carolina Charlotte-Mecklenburg 758,769 931.8 10.9 35.8 393.3 491.7 6,185.5 1,572.7 3,918.8 694.0 44.3
Texas Austin 753,535 522.2 3.1 36.2 176.9 306.0 5,945.4 1,139.4 4,456.6 349.4 11.5
Ohio Columbus 751,887 774.2 14.5 81.8 477.5 200.4 6,421.4 1,956.1 3,758.9 706.4 62.5
Texas Fort Worth 701,345 656.0 7.0 49.9 243.2 355.9 5,036.8 1,285.8 3,359.5 391.4 30.8
Tennessee Memphis 672,046 1,925.0 20.5 54.5 712.3 1,137.7 8,011.2 2,362.0 4,843.1 806.0 28.3
Maryland Baltimore 634,549 1,588.5 36.9 21.6 634.5 895.6 4,817.6 1,234.3 2,715.3 868.0 67.8
Kentucky Louisville Metro 629,679 683.8 11.3 34.9 279.8 357.8 4,672.2 1,155.8 3,100.5 415.9 35.3
Texas El Paso 612,374 461.3 2.8 29.6 74.5 354.5 3,217.3 339.5 2,428.3 449.6 19.3
Massachusetts Boston 604,465 1,104.4 10.3 39.2 396.7 658.3 3,710.6 577.9 2,734.8 397.9 -
Tennessee Nashville 602,181 1,395.6 12.6 50.0 395.9 937.1 5,371.6 1,050.5 3,946.3 374.8 19.3
Wisconsin Milwaukee 602,131 1,218.8 11.8 34.5 532.6 639.9 6,072.1 1,064.4 3,921.9 1,085.8 52.6
Washington Seattle 598,077 576.3 4.8 21.1 269.5 280.9 5,487.6 1,087.3 3,785.8 614.5 13.2
Colorado Denver 592,881 566.9 6.7 47.6 160.4 352.2 3,258.0 872.5 1,778.9 606.5 24.8
District of Columbia Washington 591,833 1,374.5 31.4 31.4 701.9 609.8 4,859.3 638.9 3,174.4 1,046.1 8.6
Oregon Portland 553,023 622.9 4.7 45.2 204.7 368.3 5,287.8 778.8 3,905.3 603.8 54.8
Oklahoma Oklahoma City 552,452 977.5 10.3 57.6 275.9 633.7 5,894.3 1,669.8 3,518.7 705.8 22.6
Georgia Atlanta 533,016 1,388.9 19.7 23.6 620.6 724.9 7,312.7 1,874.1 4,221.1 1,217.6 27.6
Arizona Tucson 528,917 803.9 12.3 46.5 274.3 470.8 - 975.0 - 1,098.1 60.1
New Mexico Albuquerque 527,464 894.5 7.2 70.1 255.9 561.2 6,065.6 1,180.0 3,999.9 885.7 25.0
California Fresno 475,723 584.8 8.4 16.8 206.8 352.7 4,636.3 877.2 2,965.2 793.9 47.1
California Sacramento 467,065 997.7 10.5 36.0 377.0 574.2 4,817.1 1,116.8 2,649.1 1,051.2 45.0
California Long Beach 467,055 676.2 8.6 25.7 318.4 323.5 2,781.5 659.5 1,507.1 614.9 27.8
Arizona Mesa 456,821 501.1 3.5 35.2 143.6 318.7 3,834.3 627.4 2,758.8 448.1 16.0
Missouri Kansas City 451,454 1,388.6 25.5 54.9 462.9 845.3 6,263.5 1,654.0 3,646.7 962.9 66.2
Nebraska Omaha 437,238 605.6 10.1 41.2 217.0 337.3 4,297.9 726.1 2,948.5 623.2 -
Virginia Virginia Beach 434,163 240.2 3.2 16.8 123.7 96.5 2,904.2 442.5 2,313.9 147.9 31.1
Ohio Cleveland 433,452 1,428.8 23.5 97.6 877.6 430.0 5,784.0 2,099.9 2,465.3 1,218.8 122.7
Florida Miami 427,740 1,334.7 14.7 9.8 564.6 745.5 5,189.6 1,155.1 3,177.4 857.1 45.8
California Oakland 401,587 1,968.4 28.6 84.2 827.5 1,028.2 5,350.8 1,117.6 2,219.9 2,013.3 74.5
North Carolina Raleigh 388,661 577.6 8.7 24.4 263.7 280.7 3,401.4 796.3 2,361.4 243.7 17.5
Oklahoma Tulsa 382,954 1,285.3 13.1 65.8 286.2 920.2 5,945.6 1,756.1 3,589.5 600.1 65.3
Colorado Colorado Springs 378,403 528.3 6.3 88.5 136.9 296.5 4,246.0 899.0 3,049.9 297.0 28.5
Minnesota Minneapolis 376,753 1,268.5 9.8 97.4 532.2 629.1 5,514.8 1,484.0 3,391.1 639.7 42.5
Texas Arlington 375,836 601.9 6.1 37.5 184.7 373.6 5,361.1 1,187.0 3,762.3 411.9 16.8
Kansas Wichita 362,602 852.4 8.3 76.7 132.9 634.6 5,525.1 1,124.4 3,887.7 513.0 51.6
Missouri St. Louis 356,204 2,072.7 46.9 66.5 739.5 1,219.8 8,546.5 2,042.1 4,864.6 1,639.8 91.2
California Santa Ana 339,674 508.1 8.8 19.4 247.9 232.0 2,054.9 323.0 1,280.1 451.9 36.8
Florida Tampa 336,911 883.0 8.0 24.6 313.4 536.9 4,600.0 1,216.3 2,863.7 520.0 38.9
California Anaheim 333,746 393.1 3.3 24.9 171.7 193.3 2,496.2 480.6 1,687.8 327.8 13.2
Ohio Cincinnati 332,608 1,264.0 21.9 80.9 727.3 433.8 6,092.5 1,903.1 3,706.5 482.9 67.6
California Bakersfield 326,046 637.0 7.7 14.7 217.1 397.5 4,956.4 1,278.3 2,906.3 771.7 49.4
Ohio Toledo 317,401 1,140.8 5.7 41.6 435.7 657.8 5,882.1 2,054.8 3,362.0 465.3 140.8
Colorado Aurora 316,323 512.8 5.7 59.4 175.5 272.2 3,370.0 700.5 2,259.1 410.3 31.0
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh 309,757 1,084.1 23.2 43.9 497.5 519.4 4,075.8 1,003.4 2,666.0 406.4 31.6
California Riverside 299,384 642.0 6.3 36.4 242.5 356.7 3,693.9 737.5 2,415.0 541.4 41.8
California Stockton 293,073 1,474.7 8.2 38.2 531.6 896.7 6,126.5 1,485.3 3,788.1 853.0 20.1
Texas Corpus Christi 286,558 776.8 6.6 67.0 171.0 532.2 6,160.0 1,208.8 4,712.1 239.0 33.5
Kentucky Lexington 281,473 632.4 4.3 48.7 187.9 391.5 3,454.7 802.6 2,443.6 208.5 15.6
Louisiana New Orleans 281,440 1,019.4 63.6 23.1 385.5 547.2 5,287.1 1,631.3 2,516.0 1,139.9 -
Alaska Anchorage 280,068 945.1 3.6 93.9 194.2 653.4 3,288.8 425.3 2,590.1 273.5 37.8
New Jersey Newark 279,788 950.7 23.9 18.2 495.7 412.8 3,484.8 714.8 1,428.2 1,341.7 32.9
Minnesota St. Paul 276,083 796.5 6.5 53.2 277.1 459.6 4,174.1 1,063.4 2,452.2 658.5 62.3
New York Buffalo 270,289 1,374.8 13.7 64.4 569.4 727.4 5,725.0 1,521.3 3,515.9 687.8 46.6
Texas Plano 265,739 226.5 2.6 18.1 54.2 151.7 3,060.1 582.9 2,322.2 155.0 6.8
Arizona Glendale 256,659 518.2 6.6 25.7 229.1 256.8 5,234.6 1,038.3 3,268.5 927.7 31.2
Nevada Henderson 256,091 206.6 2.0 35.1 82.8 86.7 2,270.3 602.1 1,344.4 323.7 23.8
Arizona Chandler 253,076 316.5 2.4 22.1 95.2 196.8 3,154.8 558.7 2,279.2 316.9 36.4
Nebraska Lincoln 251,550 509.6 1.6 44.9 84.7 378.5 4,042.1 623.7 3,280.1 138.3 -
Indiana Fort Wayne 251,194 324.8 10.0 38.2 190.7 86.0 4,106.0 959.4 2,881.4 265.1 38.2
Alabama Mobile 251,041 479.6 16.7 10.8 348.5 103.6 5,515.4 1,316.5 3,772.3 426.6 46.2

Does not include rape statistic
[edit] Notes
1. The San Francisco Examiner has charged that the city dramatically under reported its violent crime. How many other Liberal or even Non Liberal cities do the same?

Note to view the above much easier go to the site.
United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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And consider that many crimes on Tribal lands are not part of the National Reports.

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.................................Correction to This Article.........................................

This article about the Tribal Law and Order Act, which gives Indian tribes' courts more power, incorrectly said that the Senate had passed the legislation the previous week. Senate passage came in June.

By Michael W. Savage
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 29, 2010

A measure designed to ease stubbornly high rates of violent crime, including rape and sexual assault, within Indian reservations will be signed into law by President Obama on Thursday.

Advocates of the Tribal Law and Order Act, which took three years to put together and passed the Senate last week, say it will ensure that more crimes, including murders and serious assaults, are reported and prosecuted amid worries that many cases go unpunished.

The measure gives tribal courts tougher sentencing powers and sets stricter rules to gather and collect more data on crimes. Special U.S. prosecutors will be appointed to tackle what advocates of the law describe as an epidemic of violence.

The president is due to sign the bill into law during a ceremony at the White House on Thursday afternoon.

Supporters said the current congressional session was the most active in decades in improving conditions for Indian reservations. Earlier this year, Obama signed a law that boosted health-care provisions for Indian communities.
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Though done abroad both parents are American citizens and if they were in America this would have still happened I think. It is still under investigation as it would be here in America.

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American mom charged with murdering 3 children

By BEN McCONVILLE, Associated Press Writer Ben Mcconville, Associated Press Writer – 7 mins ago.

EDINBURGH, Scotland – Scottish police on Friday charged the American mother of three children who were found dead in an Edinburgh town house with their murder.

Theresa Riggi, 46, was arrested late Friday after police completed autopsies on her children: 8-year-old twins Augustino and Gianluca and their 5-year-old sister Cecilia.

The children were discovered after a gas explosion Wednesday at the town house, but are not thought to have died as a result of the blast. Riggi is hospitalized in serious but stable condition after apparently falling from an upper story of the house on the same day.

"Due to the medical condition of the accused, it is not at this time known when she will appear in court," a police spokesman said on condition of anonymity in line with policy.

Riggi and her husband, American oil industry executive Pasquale Riggi, 46, of Colorado, were getting divorced and contesting the custody of their children.

Scottish authorities said the couple were due to attend court hearings in the case this week, and on Tuesday a judge raised concerns over the children's safety when their mother failed to appear for the divorce proceedings.

Police said they are investigating the circumstances of the deaths and have interviewed the children's father, but confirmed he is not a suspect in the case.

They said the autopsies on the children were completed Friday. No details were disclosed, but a report has been submitted to prosecutors, police said.

Pasquale Riggi described his anguish over the death of his children.
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Many do in with a death or more. But most are like this without a death.

Funny not one other member has crimes like this in their state or county or is it they just don't want to share these ugly reports?

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Created August 6, 2010 at 6:49am

Updated August 6, 2010 at 7:12am

A Topeka man was in jail Friday morning while his sister was recovering from stab wounds at a local hospital after a domestic incident late Thursday in the city's Highland Park area.

Police Capt. Bill Cochran said officers were sent at 11:15 p.m. Thursday to a residence at 1713 S.E. Sage regarding a stabbing.

Upon their arrival, officers found a female victim suffering from two stab wounds to the abdomen.

The woman was taken to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center with injuries that were considered life-threatening, Cochran said. She underwent surgery after her arrival at the hospital.

As of 6 a.m., her injuries were no longer considered life-threatening, Cochran said.

After police interviewed several witnesses at the scene, Cochran said, it was determined the victim and her brother had been involved in an argument which became heated. The brother then stabbed the victim twice, Cochran said.

The victim's brother, identified as Melvin Foster, 62, was taken into custody and transported to the Law Enforcement Center. He later was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with aggravated battery.

He was being held in jail Friday morning without bond and was awaiting his first appearance before a Shawnee County judge.

Anyone with information regarding this incident may call police Det. George Henley at (785) 368-9491.
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Or this type of violent crime. And I didn't know that our police used Segway Personal Transporters... Most of these stories from the CJ on line have comments under the story.

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An injured man found Thursday evening outside of a Topeka business in the 700 block of S. Kansas Avenue was the victim of an assault, police said.

Topeka police responding at 8:06 p.m. to a report of an apparent assault victim in the area said the man was suffering from several bruises and scrapes he received after being beaten sometime after 7:30 p.m. Officers said the man couldn't recall any details of the assault, nor the location.

Police said a witness said she saw the man walking north in the 500 or 600 block of S. Kansas Avenue prior to officers arriving at the scene. Police say the man was assaulted in 1000 block of S. Kansas Avenue, or somewhere to the south of the area.

Emergency dispatchers said they hadn't received any reports on Thursday evening of disturbances in the area before the injured man was found.

The man was transported by American Medical Response ambulance with injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening to a Topeka hospital.

About four Topeka police patrol cars responded to the call as shopkeepers began winding down from the district's Top City Thursday event. The weekly event, which includes some sidewalk sales, entertainment and extended business hours, was created to promote an active night-life in the downtown area.

Police said an officer assigned to patrol the event had been in the downtown district on Thursday evening. However, it wasn't known if that officer was still in the area when other patrol officers were summoned to the call.

Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller said in July that the department had assigned an officer to patrol the downtown business district on Thursday evenings. He said the patrol would consist of one officer, who would walk the beat on foot or utilize one of the department's Segway Personal Transporters.

Kevin Elliott can be reached at (785) 295-1192 or kevin.elliott@cjonline.com.
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OKEY here is one from another city... The last line shown is what many have to say....
Just WHAT would it take to "get it done"...???????

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By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press Writer – 20 mins ago.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A shooting outside a restaurant in downtown Buffalo early Saturday killed four people, including a man in town to celebrate his first wedding anniversary, and wounded four others, police said.

The victims were leaving a large party inside the City Grill in the city's business district at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday when gunfire erupted. Police said they were investigating reports that at least one person had been escorted out of the restaurant moments before.

"There were verbal things going on. Management apparently chose to close down and have everybody leave the restaurant," Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards said. "People were leaving when this shooting happened."

Investigators did not know how many shooters there were.

Late Saturday morning, police converged on a Buffalo house and brought one man out in handcuffs. Police would not say whether it was related to the shootings.

Mayor Byron Brown and police officials scheduled an afternoon news conference.

The dead included two men, ages 26 and 30, and two women, who were 27 and 32 years old, Richards said. Three were pronounced dead at the scene and the fourth died at a hospital.

The 30-year-old man was in town from Texas for an anniversary celebration scheduled for later Saturday, Richards said. His wife was not among those struck by gunfire. The couple had ties to Buffalo, Richards said.

Authorities did not release the victims' identities. Raymond Wilhite said his 32-year-old daughter, Tiffany Wilhite, was among those killed.

"A senseless, random killing," said Wilhite, who returned to the restaurant a few hours after the shooting. "This kind of thing just has to stop."

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The national decrease in murder began about two decades ago. In 1991, the national homicide rate hit 9.8 per 100,000 inhabitants, prompting forecasts of permanently rising street violence -- then fell to 5.7 in 1999. Many wondered whether this "Great Crime Decline" could be sustained for another 10 years. The answer would appear to be yes: By 2008, the murder rate had drifted down to 5.4 per 100,000, the lowest level since 1965
While I hate to admit it the reason behind this phenonomna put forth in the book "Freakonomics" by Levitt and Dubner may have some validity. They point out that the decrease in the crime rate correlates with Roe v. Wade. The early '90's crime decrease coincides with a time frame when the first aborted unwanted childern would have come of age to commit crimes. Their premise is that there are fewer young adults that otherwise would be participating in criminal activity.
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Well we've just been discussing how this used to be a pretty crime free town in terms of violence. But there are drifters here now. And it's funny. Cause we are not a port or hub of any kind. In fact you have to be coming here on purpose or to a town further up the mountain which has mostly been mecca to a certain type of tourist only. In short we are kind of "out of the way" for the average traveler. Although we do have a festival that brings musicians from around the nation, but they never stay.

One night last winter a man (a stranger) spent the coldest night (I think it was minus 10) out on someone's door step, then later a charity tried to find him a shelter. I thought that was unusual since people don't just wander up here especially in the dead of winter!

Last night my neighbor called me to ask if I was still awake and to come over and watch the activity across the highway. We gathered in her yard with another neighbor who had already been outside awhile since they heard gun shots.
5 cars surrounded a double cab pick up. The coroner's car was present. A rather large man was removed from the back seat of the pick up and placed into a body bag.
So far there's been nothing on the news.
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