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Cop whose 3-year-old son shot sister charged with manslaughter

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

A police officer in Marysville, WA, whose 3-year-old son accidentally shot and killed his 7-year-old sister in March has been charged with manslaughter. Officer Carlile, his wife and their four children, ages 1-7, were on a car ride when they stopped to visit a friend. Carlile and his wife got out of the van, leaving his .38 […]

New Jersey police officer accused of luring 12-year-old girl

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Prosecutors say that Woodland Park, New Jersey, police officer Steven E. Vigorito, Jr., 39, has been accused of luring a 12-year-old girl whom he met while responding to an unrelated call for assistance at her home. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said that Vigorito was arrested while on duty Tuesday night and that he has […]

Chicago police abuse daycare parking

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Police officers in Chicago are being accused of misusing daycare parking. A daycare in the Chicago Loop pays the city $350 per year for two loading zone parking spots directly in front of it. It would appear that the Chicago officers and other government workers are abusing their privileges to get free parking and nothing […]

Police charge father after he offers to help girls during snow storm

Monday, March 19th, 2012

An Illinois father of three faces a potential $750 fine and possible criminal charges after he pulled over to ask two teenage girls if they needed a ride during a snow storm on March 2, 2012. Rodney Peterson says he was simply trying to be a good Samaritan by trying to help the girls, not […]

Child saves his brother from possible abduction

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Chicago Police credit a 9-year-old boy with taking his 6-year-old brother out of harm’s way when he picked him up and ran away from a man who tried to lure the two boys into his car Wednesday afternoon in the Logan Square neighborhood. According to police, the man approached the two about 2:45 p.m. and said, “Hey you, do you […]

Man charged with killing his 18-year-old daughter and 2-year-old granddaughter

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Miguel Renteria of Skokie, Illinois, has been charged with the murder of his 18-year-old daughter and his 2-year-old granddaughter. Police said that the bodies of Cynthia Renteria and her daughter Jeiloni Renteria were discovered Wednesday afternoon after Miguel called 911, admitting that he “had just killed” them. Officers arrived at Renteria’s house and arrested the 39-year-old man outside. Police said they found his […]

Toddler used as decoy by babysitters

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

While attempting to steal beer from a Meijer  in South Bend Indiana, a couple who were watching a 2-year-old at the time, used the toddler to hide the liquor. “It appears they put this child on top of a blanket, which was on top of some alcohol they were trying to conceal, and sort of […]

Amber Alert not issued for missing autistic boy in Kentucky

Monday, September 26th, 2011

  No Amber Alert has been issued for a 7-year-old autistic Kentucky boy – who is unable to communicate – missing since around 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 24.  Authorities state they do not have any evidence to lead them to believe it was abduction, so no alert has been released. According to, the […]

Ohio teen dies after being hit with stun gun

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

An Ohio teenager has died after having a stun gun used on him by police. Everette Howard, 18, was attending college prep classes at the University of Cincinnati over the summer. When campus police officers were called to one of the school’s dormitories after reports of an assault, police say Howard approached them in an […]

Australian bomb girl is now safe after 10 hour ordeal

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Australian police have managed to successfully rescue an 18-year-old girl who was wearing a necklace bomb. The girl, whose identity has now been revealed as Madeleine Pulver, phoned the police after a man in a balaclava broke into the family’s home on Millionaire Row in Sydney, and attached the bomb and ransom note to the […]

Police discover teenage girl strapped with bomb in Australia

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Australian police have found a teenage girl wearing a ‘collar bomb’ – explosives which are strapped around her neck. The 18-year-old girl was inside a mansion along a street known as ‘Millionaires Row’: it is being reported that a man wearing a balaclava entered the house and strapped the bomb around the girl, along with […]

Chinese police rescue 89 kidnapped infants in July

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

A crackdown on human trafficking by Chinese police this month has resulted in 369 arrests and 89 kidnapped infants being rescued according to state media. In a raid in mid-July, police  rescued eight infants (aged 10 days to 7 months) who had been drugged with sleeping pills. They also detained 39 suspects believed to be […]

Man arrested after throwing infant at cops

Monday, July 25th, 2011

At about 12:30 AM on Monday, a man allegedly kidnapped a baby, then threw the child at approaching officers, according to police. Two police officers responded to a report of a domestic incident in the Lawndale neighborhood on the west side of Chicago. On arrival, they saw the man down the street with a baby in his arms. When the officers approached […]

34-year-old man shoots 7 dead, including his own 10-year-old daughter

Friday, July 8th, 2011

A 34-year-old man named as Rodrick Shonte Dantzler started a manhunt across Michigan as he sped from one house to another. Rodrick Shonte Dantzler was involved in a high-speed car crash from one house in Grand Rapids to another, after it was reported that he had shot seven people. He then approached the town center, […]

Police shoot hostage-taker at Kindergarten

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

The man who entered a Kindergarten in Malaysia armed with a hammer and a machete has been shot. Officers say the man is in critical condition, and all hostages have been released from the building. The hostage drama had already been going on for 6 hours, and the man had reportedly demanded a gun. He […]