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Shots fired toward police, medical examiner during murder investigation, officials say

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San Antonio police, detectives, a CSI civilian and the medical examiner all had to take cover after shots were fired in their direction while investigating a murder on the South Side overnight.The incident happened around 2:43 a.m., Sunday, near the 20…

SAPD: Driver finds man fatally shot, lying in South Side roadway

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San Antonio police are looking for leads following an overnight murder on the South Side.The incident happened around 12:30 a.m., Sunday, in the 1800 block of E. Southcross.Police said a driver heading westbound on Southcross found a man, in his early …

San Antonio police, Crime Stoppers ask for public’s help in finding assault suspect

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San Antonio police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect involved in an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The incident happened at 4:50 p.m., Monday, June 14, in the 600 block of Creighton Avenue. Police said …

SAPD: Third person arrested in connection with burglaries of Fiesta vendor tents at Market Square

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(Editor’s Note) The video above is from the June 25 arrest of Emmanuel Alonzo, 17, and Emmanuel Godinez, 19Update: San Antonio police have arrested a third person in connection with multiple burglaries of vendor tents at Market Square during Fiesta eve…

Intruders break into a Southeast Side church three times in one day, pastor says

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Security camera footage shows the moments the suspects cut a hole into the side of the church and stole sound system equipment.

Two people indicted for fatally shooting man during argument at NW Side motel

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Two people accused of fatally shooting a man during an argument at a Northwest Side motel earlier this year have been formally charged with murder.The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that Hayley Gibbens and Douglas Skaggs were indic…

SAPD to host VIN etching event Saturday

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The San Antonio Police Department’s Vehicle Crimes Unit and the Regional Auto Crime Task Force will be hosting a free VIN etching event on Saturday.

Detectives to decide whether to charge man in shooting at West Side house party

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Detectives will decide whether an 18 year old man should face charges in connection with a shooting that happened when he possibly was playing with a gun. Both he and a 17-year-old friend were wounded.

Why Acting ‘Tough on Crime’ Won’t Reduce Violence

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Opportunistic leaders who use the surge in violent crime to call for a return to harsher justice policies are “weaponizing” the trauma of the communities most affected by the violence, warn the Democratic leader of the Pennsylvania legislature and a Philadelphia council member.

Keep Reform Process Alive, Urges Justice Policy Expert

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One of the country’s leading experts in justice policy says there is no evidence linking the rise in violent crime in many U.S. cities to efforts to reform the justice system. In fact, argues Fordham University law professor John Pfaff,  many of the reforms advocated in policing may actually do a better job at reducing violence than returning to the hardline policies of the past.

Does the President Need to be Involved in Federal Pardons?

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A recent RAND study revealed the potential for racial bias, but the more fundamental problem is that the federal criminal legal system relies too heavily on the extraordinary power of the presidency to perform tasks that are essentially routine, writes a former U.S. Pardon Attorney.

Chauvin Poised for Sentencing, Could Face Decades in Prison

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Defense attorneys for Derek Chauvin, rthe former Minneapolis officer convicted in the murder of George Floyd, are requesting probation at his sentencing hearing, scheduled Friday. Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of 30 years in prison.

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