Tag: Assaults

Boy, 6, Critically Injured in Attack by Homeless Man, Police Say

The 6-year-old boy was sitting on the front steps of his grandfather’s home in Queens on Thursday afternoon, waiting for a pizza delivery, when a homeless man, a stranger, came up the driveway and approached him, the police said. Then, in what the authorities believe was a random and unprovoked attack, the stranger grabbed the […]

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Indonesia Security Chief Stabbed in Attack Linked to ISIS

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A married couple who appear to have been inspired by the Islamic State attacked Indonesia’s chief security minister, Wiranto, as he visited western Java on Thursday, the police said. Mr. Wiranto, 72, a former general who like many Indonesians uses one name, suffered two stab wounds to his stomach, said the national […]

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Memory Card Found With Brutal Videos and Photos Leads to Murder Arrest

Memory cards often hold troves of information. Well-meaning people have used the photos and videos stored on them to return lost cards found to their rightful owners. But a memory card that someone recently picked up off the ground in Anchorage led to the arrest of a city resident this week on a first-degree murder […]

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What We Know About the Suspect in the N.Y.C. Homeless Killings: Randy Santos

The man accused of bludgeoning four homeless men to death on Saturday had a history of violence and strange behavior leading up to the horrific attacks, which have shaken the homeless community and renewed awareness of the dangers faced by people living on the street. The accused killer, Randy Rodriguez Santos, 24, was himself homeless, […]

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How Jussie Smollett Was Written Off the Last Season of ‘Empire’

This article contains spoilers for Season 6, Episode 1 of “Empire.” The last time “Empire” fans saw Jussie Smollett on the show, he was getting married to the love of his life, looking jubilant in a white tuxedo and dancing with his new husband while family drama swirled around him. At that point, Mr. Smollett’s […]

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Officer Under Investigation After Arresting Children, 6 and 8, Chief Says

An Orlando, Fla., police officer is under investigation after he arrested two children, ages 6 and 8, in separate episodes at a school on Thursday, the police said. The officer, Dennis Turner, has been suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Orlando Rolón, the police chief, said in a statement. Officer Turner was working […]

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A Pit Bull Was Strangled by a Neighbor. Then Came #JusticeforRex.

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — It began as a small-scale neighborhood dispute between a Shih Tzu and a pit bull named Rex. A goldendoodle soon entered the mix. The trouble did not really begin until the humans got involved. By the time the dust had settled and the police had arrived, the pit bull was dead […]

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Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty to Hitting Man in Face

ImageA Customs and Border Patrol vehicle in Imperial County, Calif., in July 2018. A man taken into custody near the border fence in February was hit in the face by a Border Patrol agent who has since resigned.CreditMatt York/Associated Press A Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty to striking a man who tried to jump […]

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Dan K. Webb Is Named Special Prosecutor in Jussie Smollett Case

A judge in Chicago on Friday named a special prosecutor who will investigate how local officials handled the case against Jussie Smollett, who was accused of paying two acquaintances to attack him, making the assault look like a racist and homophobic hate crime. The new special prosecutor, Dan K. Webb, is a former United States […]

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ASAP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault, but Will Serve No More Jail Time

STOCKHOLM — It looked like a small-time assault case, but, somehow, it swept up Kim Kardashian West, President Trump and the United States’ top hostage negotiator. And on Wednesday it reached its climax, when judges in Stockholm found the rapper ASAP Rocky guilty of assault. But he will not serve any more jail time, having […]

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Man Assaulted Boy at Rodeo for Refusing to Remove Hat for Anthem, Officials Say

A Montana man is facing a felony charge for assaulting a 13-year-old boy who he said refused to remove his cap for the national anthem at a county rodeo — a confrontation that the authorities said left the teenager bleeding from his ears and with a skull fracture. The man, Curt James Brockway, 39, of […]

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U.S. Told Sweden Keeping ASAP Rocky in Prison Could Cause ‘Negative Consequences’

The United States government sent a letter to Sweden warning of “negative consequences” in the relationship between the countries if Sweden did not release the rap artist ASAP Rocky from prison. The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, went on trial for assault this week along with two other men, David Rispers and Bladimir […]

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Far-Right Proud Boys Go on Trial, but Anti-Fascists Are Boycotting

The videos that emerged from an Upper East Side event in October showed a disturbing scene: about a dozen men connected to a far-right group called the Proud Boys surrounding and striking a smaller group of protesters, believed to be self-described anti-fascists. Ten members and associates of the Proud Boys, which the Southern Poverty Law […]

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ASAP Rocky Is Charged With Assault in Sweden

The rapper ASAP Rocky was charged on Thursday with having committed an assault causing actual bodily harm on June 30 in central Stockholm, Swedish prosecutors said in a statement. The prosecution will proceed “despite claims of self-defense and provocation,” the public prosecutor for Stockholm, Daniel Suneson, said in an email. The rapper, who was identified […]

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ASAP Rocky Is Charged With Assault

The rapper ASAP Rocky was charged on Thursday with suspicion of committing an assault causing actual bodily harm on June 30 in central Stockholm, Swedish prosecutors said in a statement. The prosecution will proceed “despite claims of self-defense and provocation,” the public prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in an email. The rapper, who was identified in […]

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Forced to Chant Hindu Slogans, Muslim Man Is Beaten to Death in India

NEW DELHI — After apprehending a Muslim man suspected of stealing a motorcycle, the Hindu mob tied him to a lamppost and reportedly beat him for 12 hours while forcing him to chant praises to Hindu gods. Videos began circulating widely showing the attack last week in eastern India, which went on for so long […]

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