The removal of a ban on handguns in the District of Columbia had little effect on the amount of homicides that were committed with and without firearms.
Between 2000 and 2007, almost 80 percent of homicide victims in D.C. were killed using guns. That amount dropped to 74 percent after 2008, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the handgun ban unconstitutional, according to Washington Post data analyzed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The overall decrease in gun-related homicides tracked alongside a decrease in all homicides in the area from 2002 to 2012.
“I expect murders to fall. How they fall is a different question. The people who generally obeyed the ban were law-abiding citizens and not the criminals,” said John Lott, Crime Prevention Research Center president.
Firearm-related homicide rates went down nationwide in “large central metro jurisdictions,” Daniel Webster at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research told the Daily
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The latest Oxnard homicide continues a wave of violence the city has experienced in the past 30 days.
An Oxnard father of four is the latest victim in a rash of violence that has plagued the city over the past month and prompted a police outreach effort that will include public meetings in the next few days.
Angel Ortiz Ramirez, 32, was gunned down just before 10 p.m. April 8 in the 1000 block of King Street, Oxnard police said. He was rushed to Ventura County
Read more at: http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/crime/2017/04/14/oxnard-reports-sixth-homicide-victim-amid-rash-violent-crime/100484976/
Jennifer Gilhuley, daughter of victim Patrick Gilhuley testifies on day three of Virginia Vertetis’ murder trial in Morris County Superior Court. Vertetis is accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend at her home in Mount Olive in March 2014.
Staff Video by Bob Karp
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Elizabeth Rodriguez (above), Jacob Redfearn (left), Jaykob Woodruff and Maxwell Cook
Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 11:00 am
‘We were greedy,’ woman
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SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Good Samaritan who may have inadvertently helped in the transportation of evidence connected to the Bret Snow homicide.
Major Crimes detectives are attempting to track down a motorist who stopped to help another motorist in December 2015 after the second motorist lost numerous 5 gallon buckets from his truck bed near Hauser Lake or Post Falls.
The detectives received a tip that evidence may have been hidden in cement within the buckets.
The tipster says the buckets were being transported in a 1998 Ford Ranger (pictured above) near Prairie Avenue between Highway 53 and Highway 41 when they fell out of the truck. The driver of the truck stopped to pick the buckets up, and was helped by one or more Good Samaritans.
If this situation feels
Read more at: http://www.kxly.com/news/local-news/spokane-sheriff-seeking-good-samaritan-possibly-linked-to-homicide-investigation/350555691