VIOLENCE

Weymouth Vigil Remembers Victims Of Fatal Shooting

Jul 18, 2018

About 2,500 people filled the stands of the Weymouth High School football stadium Monday night to pay their respects to 42-year-old police officer Michael Chesna and 77-year-old Vera Adams, who were both killed Sunday.

Monday would have been the six-year anniversary of Officer Chesna joining the Weymouth Police Department.

Instead, police Chief Rick Grimes posthumously promoted him to lieutenant.

An incident in 2016 between Agawam, Massachusetts, police and a suspect led to three officers getting fired.
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The FBI is ending its investigation into a group of western Massachusetts police officers for allegedly using excessive force against a prisoner. 

Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that he’s appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to look into the domestic violence accusations against disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Updated at 12:10 a.m. ET on Tuesday

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a vocal critic of President Trump who has championed many women's causes, has resigned following a New Yorker article that detailed allegations by four women that he physically abused them.

State police say nine officers were injured and one person is dead following an explosion at a home in North Haven Wednesday night.

Amaad Rivera

An anti-gun mural in Springfield, Massachusetts, painted by the father of one of the students killed in the Parkland, Florida, shooting, has been vandalized.

Connecticut's Child Advocate Sarah Eagan reported Thursday that many children withdrawn from state public schools to be homeschooled are in families that have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and there are no state regulations to protect them.

Editor's note: This report contains language and an image some may find offensive or upsetting.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice stands high on a hillside overlooking downtown Montgomery, Ala. Beyond the buildings you can see the winding Alabama River and hear the distant whistle of a train — the nexus that made the city a hub for the domestic slave trade.

Parkland Parent Paints Mural In Springfield, Mass., To Call For Gun Control

Apr 20, 2018
Patricia and Manuel Oliver lost their son, Joaquin, in the Parkland school shooting. Now Manuel is touring the country installing murals calling for more gun control.
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More than two months ago, Nikolas Cruz allegedly entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire. In all, he shot and killed 17 people, leaving another 17 wounded.

Talk show host Alex Jones has responded to a lawsuit from the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Jones has repeatedly claimed on his website, Infowars, that the shooting was staged.

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