Violent crime

FILE - In this May 1, 1999, file photo, demonstrators gather on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver, Colo., to protest against the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, which is being held in the city. Data shows that such shootings are less frequent and with fewer killed than in the years that preceded Columbine. Still, Americans worry about how safe schools are. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 17, 2019 - 7:55 pm
The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school. Those fears have only intensified since...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012, aerial file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where gunman Adam Lanza opened fire inside school killing 20 first-graders and six educators at the school. A Connecticut appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, on whether parents of some of the shooting victims can sue the town for school officials' alleged failure to follow security protocols once the shooting began. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:06 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to follow mandated security protocol and order a lockdown that may have saved lives immediately after the gunman shot his way through the locked entrance, a lawyer for the parents of two children killed in the massacre told a...
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In this undated photo provided by Puppies Behind Bars, former Weather Underground member Judith Clark poses for a photo with one of the service dogs that she trained at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Bedford, N.Y. Supporters of Clark, a former radical activist who has served more than 36 years of a life sentence for her role in a deadly 1981 Brink's armored car heist, have asked a state panel to grant parole, saying she meets every legal and social test of rehabilitation. (Amelia Evans/Puppies Behind Bars via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 4:44 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former radical activist Judith Clark was granted parole Wednesday after serving more than 37 years behind bars for her role as getaway driver in a 1981 Brink's armored truck robbery that left two police officers and a security guard dead. "We are grateful that the Parole Board...
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FILE--In this April 10, 2019, file photo, former Michigan state trooper Mark Bessner listens to Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Matthew Penney deliver his opening argument in Bessner's trial, in Detroit. Charged with second-degree murder, Bessner was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in the death of Detroit teenager, Damon Grimes, who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died when he was shot with a Taser by Bessner in 2017. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP, File)/Detroit Free Press via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 4:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan state trooper was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the death of a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died when he was shot with a Taser. Mark Bessner, who had a history of misconduct allegations involving Taser use, fired the...
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This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making threats on Columbine High School, just days before the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 13 people. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 3:55 pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack of her own in Colorado just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt...
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April 17, 2019 - 2:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan state trooper was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the death of a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died when the trooper shot him with a Taser. Mark Bessner, who already had a history of misconduct allegations involving Taser...
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FILE - In this photo from Thursday, Dec. 20 2018, Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Supreme Court for a hearing on his sexual assault case. Both sides in the case want the press and the public barred from the Weinstein's next court appearance on April 26. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. Prosecutors argue the April 26 hearing should be closed to protect Weinstein's right to a fair trial and for the privacy of women whose...
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This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making threats on Columbine High School, just days before the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 13 people. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 1:52 pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. Jefferson County...
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This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making threats on Columbine High School, just days before the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 13 people. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 1:41 pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. Jefferson County...
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This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making threats on Columbine High School, just days before the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 13 people. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 12:44 pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Denver-area public schools closed Wednesday as the FBI hunted for an armed young Florida woman who was allegedly "infatuated" with Columbine and threatened violence just days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack. Sol Pais, an 18-year-old Miami Beach high school...
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