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Man charged in violent home invasion in NJ

A man is charged with a violent home invasion, and police say, he is no stranger to them.

On Wednesday, Camden County authorities charged 21-year-old Dante Robinson for a violent home invasion.

But he remains in the hospital after sources say he was shot during the crime.

He is also the same Dante Robinson who was charged in connection with 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale’s 2012 killing in Clayton, New Jersey.

“I knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of time,” said Tony Pasquale.

Autumn’s father says the court should never have let Robinson out.

As a teenager Dante was charged with his teenage brother Justin.

Justin is serving a seventeen year sentence after a guilty plea to the crime.

In 2013 Dante was released from a juvenile facility after pleading guilty to an obstruction of justice charge.

At the time the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office handled the Gloucester County case.

Just after midnight on Monday the Camden

Read more at: http://6abc.com/news/man-charged-in-violent-home-invasion-in-nj/2033254/

Save Yourself: Protecting against violent crimes

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – You never think you’ll be the victim of an assault, random attack or home invasion, but every day these violent crimes are happening on the streets of the Suncoast.

Police are urging that you learn how to protect yourself, so if you ever have to fight for your life, you’re prepared.

Protecting yourself against violent crimes goes deeper than locking your doors and installing a home security system. If you really want to lower your chance of being the next victim, police suggest simply: be aware of your surroundings.

“If a bad person wants to make you a victim, they’re going to do that if you’re not paying attention,” Lt. Randy Boyd of Sarasota Police Department says. “We have really good instincts. We were given those. We need to use them. If you see something that is suspicious, if you see something that makes you pause to think ‘that

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Pittsburgh takes steps to reduce violent crime

Nearly every night last year, gunfire rang out in Pittsburgh. And nearly every week, someone was killed.

The city launched the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime in 2010 to combat this issue, but the initiative had mixed results. Homicides climbed from 43 to 71 between 2011 and 2014, and former Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay even said bluntly that he refused to call any replacement or restructured program the PIRC. “There’s so much baggage associated with [that] on any number of fronts,” he said, referring to the program’s muddled history.

But the city is making changes — Pittsburgh Public Schools launched the “Month of Non-Violence,” and the city introduced a new comprehensive strategy to reduce violent crime, which includes a restructuring of police units and a new community policing initiative. The combination represents our best

Read more at: http://pittnews.com/article/119696/uncategorized/pittsburgh-takes-steps-reduce-violent-crime/

Oxnard reports sixth homicide victim amid rash of violent crime

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The latest Oxnard homicide continues a wave of violence the city has experienced in the past 30 days.
Steve Byerly

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/

Opinion/Commentary: Approach to violent crime harkens back to 1980s, ’90s

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens to a question from the media after addressing federal, state and local law enforcement officials about efforts to combat violent crime and restore public safety, during a meeting in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Read more at: http://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-commentary-approach-to-violent-crime-harkens-back-to-s/article_51c9f2be-1bcf-11e7-8eb0-3bd4db1043b9.html

Opinion/Commentary: Approach to violent crime harkens back to …

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens to a question from the media after addressing federal, state and local law enforcement officials about efforts to combat violent crime and restore public safety, during a meeting in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Read more at: http://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-commentary-approach-to-violent-crime-harkens-back-to-s/article_51c9f2be-1bcf-11e7-8eb0-3bd4db1043b9.html

Stabbing suspect has violent criminal history

Falls police say the suspect in an alcohol-fueled brawl, that left four people stabbed inside a Third Street bar early Sunday morning, has done time for a manslaughter conviction and has been arrested in New York City on a gun charge.

Detectives are continuing to piece together a profile of Eddie Alnardo Mayo, who they say stabbed a woman he may have been trying to “pick up” in the bar as well as her boyfriend and the boyfriend’s brother and sister.

Mayo, 35, of Willow Avenue, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault and four counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is being held without bail.

Investigators say Mayo is a newcomer to the Falls, but not to New York state, where prior to 2008 he picked up a gun charge in the Bronx. The outcome of that case has not been determined yet.

Mayo also had

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Anti-brutality protest & vigil for man killed by Paris cops turns violent (VIDEOS)

Hundreds of members of the Asian community gathered on Monday in front of the police station of the 19th arrondissement, where they had placed candles in memory of Shaoyo Liu who was killed by a police officer at his home in Paris during a raid.

At some point during the vigil, a police car was set on fire after activists allegedly broke a window of the vehicle and threw an incendiary device inside, Le Parisien reports noting that the vehicle completely burnt out.

Following the incident, police moved in on the protesters. Visuals from the scene show police in riot gear trying to disperse the crowd of some 200 people.

The clashes subsided shortly before midnight. Three policemen from the CSI 75 unit were “slightly injured by projectiles” a police source told Le Parisien, while three protesters were arrested.

Shaoyo Liu, a 56-year-old Asian man was shot dead on

Read more at: https://www.rt.com/news/382498-paris-police-vigil-clashes/

What to do when faced with violent crime

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

To what extent should ordinary citizens become involved in stopping violent crime and terrorism?

This question has become more relevant in the age of what the police call the active shooter. For decades, law enforcement agencies, particularly big city police departments, have urged residents not to become involved, give robbers what they want, don’t fight back, call 911. According to John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center, people who resist criminals with a gun are more likely to survive unscathed than those who do not resist at all. There are now more than 14 million U.S. residents who have licenses to carry handguns for self-defense.

However, while complying with the demands of a robber may keep you alive, it certainly will not keep you safe from a terrorist or mentally deranged gunman intent only on killing as many victims as possible before law-enforcement officers arrive on the scene.

Cathy Lanier, then chief

Read more at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/16/violent-crime-may-be-faced-down-by-ordinary-citize/

Richmond woman credited with helping lead police to ‘dangerous, violent criminal’

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham on Wednesday said that one of his officers could have been killed at during a traffic stop Tuesday night. The suspect he was struggling with, 24-year-old Donte Watts, was pulling the trigger of a gun pointed at the officer’s stomach.

The department called that officer and others on the scene heroes for apprehending the man without firing a single shot. Officials also praised an unidentified citizen who alerted them in the first place.

Police tell 8News a woman called 911 to report someone shooting into her apartment and that the detailed description she gave third precinct officers led them straight to the suspect.

“They got him and it was a big relief,” said Chardae Boswell, who lives at Blue Ridge Estates.

Read more at: http://wric.com/2017/03/08/richmond-woman-credited-with-helping-lead-police-to-dangerous-violent-criminal/