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Kristin Smart case: Former classmate arrested in 1996 disappearance of Cal Poly student

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif.) — Paul Flores, a former classmate, has been arrested in connection with the murder and 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday. Smart, a 19-year-old freshman at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo disappeared in the early hours of…read more »

Daunte Wright’s parents speak out after shooting in ABC News exclusive: ‘He’s never coming back’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The parents of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday, said they “can’t accept” the notion that their son’s killing was “a mistake.” “I lost my son, he’s never coming back,” Daunte Wright’s father, Aubrey Wright,…read more »

Officer killed in attack lies in honor in Capitol Rotunda

S. Greg Panosian/iStock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans was honored in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday. He died in the line of duty April 2 when a car struck him and then rammed into a barricade. President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke Tuesday during the…read more »

Hate crimes are hard to prosecute, but why?

zhz_akey/iStock(NEW YORK) — Violence against Asian Americans has grown since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Violence and harassment against Asian Americans continue to make national headlines — but experts and advocates say some of those attacks may never be tried as hate crimes. Several factors can deter investigators from pursuing a crime as one…read more »

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