Tag: shooting

New Bond Conditions Requested for Kyle Rittenhouse After Teen Was Seen Drinking and Flashing ‘White Power’ Signs With Proud Boys

Photo: Nam Y. Huh (AP) On Jan. 5, Kyle Rittenhouse—the teen accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during a protest in Kenosha, Wisc., last August over the police shooting of Jacob Blake—was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to two felony homicide charges and one felony charge of attempted homicide. About an […]

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Attorneys for Gregory and Travis McMichael Request That Ahmaud Arbery Not Be Called a ‘Victim’ in Court

Photo: Sean Rayford (Getty Images) Recent motions filed by attorneys for Gregory and Travis McMichael—the father and son accused of chasing down and fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery near Brunswick, Ga., on February 23, 2020—appear to have one agenda in mind: Remove all indications of Arbery’s very humanity. In the motions filed on Dec. 30 and […]

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White Man Who Shot and Killed Two Black People in Kentucky Kroger Sentenced to Life in Prison

Screenshot: WDRB-TV Gregory Alan Bush—the white man who walked into a Louisville, Ky., area Kroger supermarket in 2018 and fatally shot two elderly Black people—pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. Bush—who is reportedly schizophrenic and was unmedicated at the time […]

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Newly Released Body Camera Footage Shows Police Questioning the McMichaels After Ahmaud Arbery Shooting

Photo: Glynn County Detention Center (AP) Newly released body camera footage has provided details regarding the moments following the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Ga., on Feb. 23. The video shows officers questioning Greg and Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan directly after the shooting. Of course, all the body-cam footage really shows […]

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No Charges Filed Against Minneapolis Pawn Shop Owner In Fatal Shooting of Black Man During George Floyd Unrest

Protesters demand justice for Calvin Horton Jr. who was fatally shot by a pawn shop owner in Minneapolis during George Floyd protest two days after Floyd’s death.Screenshot: Unicorn Riot/ YouTube In July, The Root reported that 43-year-old Calvin Horton Jr. was allegedly shot and killed by a Minneapolis pawnshop owner during civil unrest two days […]

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Black Mother Fatally Shot; White Man Confesses He Wanted to ‘Teach Her a Lesson’: Report

Shane Dale PerosiPhoto: Enid Police Department Last week, a white man admitted to fatally shooting a Black woman in an alley in Enid, Okla., and told police he did it to “teach her a lesson.” An investigation into the shooting is still ongoing, but officials are confident that his arrest will bring “closure” to the […]

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Oregon Man Accused of Killing Black Teen Over Loud Music Pleads Not Guilty; Autopsy Disputes Claims That Victim Punched Him

Photo: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Last week The Root reported that 47-year-old Robert Keegan was arrested and charged in the shooting death of 19-year-old Aidan Ellison on Nov. 23 in Ashland, Oregon. The shooting, which occurred in the parking lot of Stratford Inn, where they were both staying, allegedly followed a heated exchange between the […]

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Aidan Ellison’s Autopsy Contradicts Accused Murderer’s Self-Defense Claim

The autopsy report for a Black teen shot and killed goes directly against the account of the white man accused of murdering him after a heated confrontation over loud music in Oregon late last month. Robert Keegan, 47, told local authorities that he acted in self-defense after Aidan Ellison, 19, allegedly struck him in the face. […]

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Black Teen Killed Over Loud Music 8 Years to the Day After Jordan Davis’ Death

Aidan Ellison (Photo courtesy of family) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Eight years to the day after 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot and killed after listening to loud music with his friends, another Black teen met the same fate during a similar argument with a white man. […]

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Oregon Community Rallies Around Black Teen Fatally Shot In Loud Music Dispute

Another Black life senselessly was senselessly taken earlier this week with signs pointing to the sobering revelation that the death was a result of racism and vigilante violence. On November 23, 47-year-old white man named Robert Paul Keegan fatally shot Aidan Ellison, a 19-year-old Black man, in the chest. Ellison was sitting in his car […]

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White Oregon Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Black Teen Over ‘Loud Music’

Robert KeeganPhoto: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office In Ashland, Oregon, a white man was arrested and is suspected of fatally shooting a Black teen in a motel parking lot Monday morning following a heated altercation that, according to authorities, started over loud music. Advertisement KTVL 10 reports that 47-year-old Robert Keegan was still on the scene when […]

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The NAACP Won’t Let Daniel Cameron Forget How Terribly He Handled Breonna Taylor’s Case

On Tuesday the legal branch of the NAACP released an in-depth report recounting the ways Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron mishandled the investigation and the grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case. “Today we released a report detailing the flawed grand jury process in which Attorney General Cameron’s office tailored their presentation, which was […]

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21-Year-Old Breonna Taylor Protest Leader Hazma ‘Travis’ Nagdy Killed In Fatal Shooting

Hazma “Travis” Nagdy was a 21-year-old protester from Louisville, Kentucky who experienced a recall for life in the face of Breonna Taylor‘s senseless tragedy. Friends say one of Nagdy’s favorite phrases was “Today is not my day to die.” But sadly, his manifestation did not come to pass. On Monday, Nagdy was tragically killed in […]

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Cop Who Shot and Killed a Black Teen in Wauwatosa Wasn’t Fired—He Quit

This undated photo provided by the Wauwatosa Police Department in Wauwatosa, Wis., shows Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah.(Gary Monreal/Monreal Photography LLC/Wauwatosa Police Department via AP) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A police officer who shot and killed three people, most recently a Black teenager, in the last […]

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Judge Denies Greg and Travis McMichael Bond in Ahmaud Arbery Murder Case After 2-Day Hearing

Photo: Sean Rayford (Getty Images) Greg and Travis McMichael, two of three men involved in the Feb. 23 pursuit and shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery near Brunswick in Glynn County, Ga., tried to get released on bond. But Friday, after two days of hearings, a judge denied their request, according to the New York Times. Advertisement During […]

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Court Orders Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Be Placed on $2 Million Bond

Photo: Nam Y. Huh (AP) Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisc., has been placed on a $2 million bond after being deemed a flight risk. Advertisement NBC News reports that Rittenhouse appeared before a Wisconsin court via video conference on Monday after being extradited from his […]

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Judge Orders Tiny Troll to Stay at Least 100 Yards Away From Megan Thee Stallion

Torey Lanez, left, performs during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.; Megan Thee Stallion accepts the Powerhouse Award onstage during Billboard Women In Music 2019, on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images (Getty Images), Rich Fury/Getty Images for Billboard (Getty Images) Once […]

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Trash Ass Rapper Tory Lanez Faces Assault Charges Stemming From Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Photo: Roy Rochlin (Getty Images) Over the summer, rapper Tory Lanez solidified his status as fuckboy extraordinaire after it was revealed he was allegedly responsible for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. Advertisement On Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office revealed that Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, will face felony charges as […]

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Trump Officials Told to Make Sympathetic Comments About Accused Killer Kyle Rittenhouse

In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse carries a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake.Photo: Adam Rogan/The Journal Times (AP) A 17-year-old boy arrived at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisc., armed with […]

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White Bar Owner Who Shot and Killed James Scurlock During a Protest Has Been Charged

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Months after a local prosecutor declined to charge Jake Gardner, the white bar owner who shot and killed James Scurlock, a Black man, during an anti-racism protest in Omaha, a grand jury decided to indict him on felony charges including manslaughter. On […]

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Michigan Family Target of Alleged Hate Crime After Shots Fired at Their Home, Rock Thrown Through Window

Photo: Christopher Penler (Shutterstock) In Michigan, a reward has been put out for information regarding a series of alleged hate crimes perpetrated against a Black family. Advertisement The Detroit Free Press reports that there have been three incidents in total at the Warren home of 55-year-old Candace Hall and 52-year old Eddie Hall. On both […]

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Kenosha, Wis., Police Search for Gunman Who Fatally Shot 2 and Injured 1 During Civil Unrest Over Jacob Blake Shooting

Screenshot: Ian Miles Cheong Twitter Kenosha, Wis., police are searching for a gunman they say fatally shot two people and wounded a third during a night of volatile protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Protests and chaos erupted in Kenosha the night Blake was shot Sunday and continued through Tuesday. According to officials, […]

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17-Year-Old Arrested and Charged With 1st Degree Murder In Shooting Death of 2 During Jacob Blake Protests in Kenosha, Wis. [Updated]

Law enforcement hold a line on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the city declared a state of emergency curfew, a third night of civil unrest occurred after the shooting of Jacob Blake, 29, on August 23. Photo: Brandon Bell (Getty Images) Updated: 8/26/20, 2:28 p.m.: Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, from Antioch, Illinois, was arrested […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Names Tory Lanez as Her Shooter, Says She Tried to Protect Him Because ‘Police Are Killing Black People for No Reason’

Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2019 American Music Awards on Nov. 24, 2019 in Los Angeles.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp Megan Thee Stallion is fed up. On Thursday night, following her post showing her gunshot wound, the 25-year-old rapper took to Instagram Live to address the elephant in the room—by directly naming the person […]

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White Man in Missouri Wanted After Calling Black Woman the N-Word and Shooting Her

Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff Office In Missouri, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man who called a Black woman the n-word multiple times before pistol-whipping and shooting her. Advertisement April Brown, the victim, was visiting a friend in Arnold, Mo., on Aug. 6 when the incident occurred, according to KSDK. After getting into […]

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Man Charged In Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Also Faces Child Molestation Investigation

Source: WJAX / WJAX The man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery‘s shooting, William “Roddie” Bryan, is currently the subject of a child molestation investigation, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI, tweeted about a “sex crimes” investigation in mid-July, however, they didn’t specify the accusations. “On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the Glynn County Police […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Opens Up About Traumatic Shooting Incident: ‘The Worst Experience of My Life’

Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images) In an emotional Instagram Live on Monday, Megan Thee Stallion spoke at length about the July 12th shooting that landed her in the hospital, calling the incident “the worst experience of my life.” Advertisement According to Megan, she was shot in both feet, which required surgery to get the bullets […]

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A Weekend of Unrest as Violence Erupts at Protests Across the Country

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) At this point, it’s common knowledge that protests against police brutality and systemic racism are ongoing across the country, with no sign that they’ll be slowing down anytime soon. Over the past weekend across multiple states, peaceful protests turned violent, with one resulting in a person’s death. Advertisement Portland In […]

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Man Shot and Killed at Black Lives Matter Protest in Austin, Witnesses Say the Suspect Tried to Drive Them Down

Screenshot: via video from Hiram Gilberto Garcia Police in Austin, Texas have a suspect in custody in the shooting death of a man during a Black Lives Matter protest in the city yesterday. Advertisement Garrett Foster was killed after he approached a vehicle that witnesses say sped towards a crowd of walking demonstrators in downtown […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Calls Out Jokes About Her Shooting, Says She Is “Real Life Hurt and Traumatized”

Photo: Erik Voake (Getty Images) While Megan Thee Stallion is still recovering from multiple gunshot wounds, corners of the internet have responded by making light of what happened to her. Advertisement Twitter has abounded with memes about the shooting incident that took place in the hills of Hollywood last weekend, putting Megan in hospital and […]

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