Temple University Student Fatally Shot in Broad Daylight as Philadelphia Breaks Homicide Record

(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
A 21-year-old Temple University student was shot and killed in broad daylight just three to four blocks away from campus on Sunday afternoon amid an uptick in homicides that have driven the deadliest year on record in Philadelphia.
Samuel Sean Collington was shot twice in the chest when a gunman opened fire on the 2200 block of North Park Avenue at 1:32 p.m., NBC10 Philadelphia reported. He was transported to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:57 p.m.

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Challenging Georgia on Latino Voting Rights

Sergio Botello immigrated to Hall County, Georgia, from Mexico almost 30 years ago and recently became a citizen. His English is limited, and so when he was finally able to register to vote, he feared making unintentional mistakes that might attract the attention of county voting officials. He could not find sample ballots in Spanish, and he also lacked information about the issues and the candidates in his native language.

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Thankful for the men and women in blue

OPINION:
Thanksgiving is a time to gather family and friends, to share a feast of traditional food items and to reflect on the things we are thankful for.
This year we should all be particularly thankful for the men and women who dedicate their lives to law enforcement. At a time when certain parts of society seem to be coming apart at the seams, it is the boys in blue (and the girls too of course) that put their own safety second in an effort to protect the rest of us. 
Sadly this has become much more difficult for the modern-day brave warriors in the last couple of years.

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Progressive criminal justice reforms will spark backlash as repeat criminals roam free

The irresponsible policies of liberal district attorneys are going to lead to a backlash that supporters of criminal justice reform will be forced to wrestle with. Waukesha, Wisconsin, has become the latest example.
Darrell Brooks Jr., the man who drove his SUV through a parade and killed five people while injuring dozens more, was a repeat offender who should not have been out on the streets. He has a rap sheet that goes back to 1999 and a history of violent crimes. Yet, thanks to the policies of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, Brooks was roaming free.

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Progressive criminal justice reforms will spark backlash as repeat criminals roam free

The irresponsible policies of liberal district attorneys are going to lead to a backlash that supporters of criminal justice reform will be forced to wrestle with. Waukesha, Wisconsin, has become the latest example.
Darrell Brooks Jr., the man who drove his SUV through a parade and killed five people while injuring dozens more, was a repeat offender who should not have been out on the streets. He has a rap sheet that goes back to 1999 and a history of violent crimes. Yet, thanks to the policies of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, Brooks was roaming free.

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Progressive criminal justice reforms will spark backlash as repeat criminals roam free

The irresponsible policies of liberal district attorneys are going to lead to a backlash that supporters of criminal justice reform will be forced to wrestle with. Waukesha, Wisconsin, has become the latest example.
Darrell Brooks Jr., the man who drove his SUV through a parade and killed five people while injuring dozens more, was a repeat offender who should not have been out on the streets. He has a rap sheet that goes back to 1999 and a history of violent crimes. Yet, thanks to the policies of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, Brooks was roaming free.

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Progressive criminal justice reforms will spark backlash as repeat criminals roam free

The irresponsible policies of liberal district attorneys are going to lead to a backlash that supporters of criminal justice reform will be forced to wrestle with. Waukesha, Wisconsin, has become the latest example.
Darrell Brooks Jr., the man who drove his SUV through a parade and killed five people while injuring dozens more, was a repeat offender who should not have been out on the streets. He has a rap sheet that goes back to 1999 and a history of violent crimes. Yet, thanks to the policies of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, Brooks was roaming free.

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Progressive criminal justice reforms will spark backlash as repeat criminals roam free

The irresponsible policies of liberal district attorneys are going to lead to a backlash that supporters of criminal justice reform will be forced to wrestle with. Waukesha, Wisconsin, has become the latest example.
Darrell Brooks Jr., the man who drove his SUV through a parade and killed five people while injuring dozens more, was a repeat offender who should not have been out on the streets. He has a rap sheet that goes back to 1999 and a history of violent crimes. Yet, thanks to the policies of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, Brooks was roaming free.

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When Denver Lost Its Mind Over Youth Crime

Sharletta Evans lost her three-year-old son in a hail of bullets one torturous December evening in 1995. The Colorado mother had pulled her car up in front of a northeast Denver house, intending to dash inside to pick up her niece’s baby girl, to bring her out of harm’s way. Gunfire on the street the night before had frightened everyone in the house.
On this night, a small, white car carrying three teenagers cruised to a stop in front of the house in Park Hill, on a block scarred by violence since the mid-1980s.

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