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U.S. teenager shoots dead 5 family members in Alabama – police

U.S. teenager shoots dead 5 family members in Alabama - policeA 14-year-old American boy shot and killed five family members at their home in Alabama, before throwing away the pistol and calling police, officials said on Tuesday, in the latest high-profile gun crime. The shooting occurred on Monday night in the town of Elkmont, a spokesman for the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office told media, including an ABC affiliate.



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U.S. teenager shoots dead five family members in Alabama: police

U.S. teenager shoots dead five family members in Alabama: policeLast month, a gunman killed 22 people and wounded another 24 in El Paso, Texas, while another assailant killed nine and injured 27 in Dayton, Ohio. Amid renewed national debate, President Donald Trump said at the weekend background checks on gun purchasers would not have prevented recent violence.



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Philly Mayor Peddles False Narrative for Gun Control After a Man with a Long Criminal History Shoots Six Police Officers

Philly Mayor Peddles False Narrative for Gun Control After a Man with a Long Criminal History Shoots Six Police OfficersAll eyes were on North Philadelphia last night after a gunman fired on police serving a narcotics warrant. At around 4:30 p.m., the suspect barricaded himself in a North Philadelphia home and began a standoff that would last for almost eight hours. During the ordeal, six officers were shot and two were trapped inside the house. Thankfully, the injuries to the police officers were not life-threatening and the two officers trapped inside were evacuated by a SWAT team several hours before the suspect, Maurice Hill, surrendered.After visiting the wounded police officers in the hospital, the mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, spoke to reporters and called for gun control. “Our officers need help. They need help. They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these people’s hands,” Kenney said. “This government, on the federal and state level, don’t want to do anything about getting these guns off the street and getting them out of the hands of criminals.”“It's aggravating. It's saddening,” he said. “It's just something we need to do something about. And if the state and federal government doesn't want to stand up to the NRA and some other folks, then let us police ourselves,” Kenney said.“That argument is B.S. Any evidence that Hill is an NRA member?” Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, told me. “Hill is a threat to everyone around him not because he may or may not be an NRA member but because he has embarked on a life of crime. That is what the problem is. It is not the NRA’s advocacy. And the mayor knows that.”“The lies about cops told by Warren, Harris, and DeBlasio lead to actions like these,” Johnson said. “It’s not the NRA.”Indeed it is not. Maurice Hill has a long and extensive criminal history. Before last night, he had been arrested nearly a dozen times since turning 18 and convicted six times on charges that involved illegal possession of guns, drug dealing, and aggravated assault. He has been in and out of prison; the longest sentence handed him came in 2010, when a federal judge gave him a 55-month term. In 2008, he was convicted of escaping, fleeing from police, and resisting arrest. Along the way, he has beaten criminal charges on everything from kidnapping to attempted murder. Hill has also spent time in federal prison. In 2008, he pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations after he was caught with a Smith & Wesson .357 and later a Taurus PT .45 semiautomatic. His prior felony convictions should have barred him from owning those weapons. “There are plenty of laws. It’s not a lack of gun laws,” Johnson added. “Hill is not in the business of obeying laws.”“That is just Kenney deflecting and pivoting to his DNC talking points,” Gregg Richman, a candidate for common-pleas judge in the Philadelphia suburb of Montgomery County, told me. “It wasn’t a gun-control issue that caused this. It was the failure of this administration along with the DA’s policies of letting serious criminals back on the streets,” Richman said. “This is not about guns but failure of the leaders to support law enforcement.”Jeffrey Roorda, author of The War on Police, a former police officer and the business manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, agrees. “Violence, especially deadly assaults on police, are out of control in cities like Philadelphia and St. Louis where the voters have elected so-called reform-minded prosecutors,” he told me. “The truth is that these prosecutors’ sick brand of reform amounts to an amnesty program for deadly criminals who prey on communities of color and target cops for violence,” Roorda says. “We need elected officials who will support cops and their efforts to remove dangerous criminals, like the Philadelphia shooter, from the streets before they go on shooting sprees.”On Kenney’s watch, Philadelphia has been plagued with gun violence. The homicide rate is the highest it has been in over a decade; in 2018, the rate increased 11 percent from the previous year. Kenney, and most other liberals advocating gun control, are ignoring the facts: The overwhelming majority of gun-related crimes are committed by people who own guns illegally. Crafting legislation that affects legal owners will have no impact on this.Kenney and other Democratic politicians such as Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Elizabeth Warren have all used this incident to push for additional gun-control laws. The press, meanwhile, has sought to cast the fight as just another “active shooter” in America. But the standoff in Philadelphia was no such thing. Americans watching cable news last night watched a career criminal resisting arrest and trying to murder police in the process. Our response to this event should reflect that fact. The mayor needs to look in the mirror.



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Police: Rookie Texas officer shoots at dog, kills woman

Police: Rookie Texas officer shoots at dog, kills womanA rookie Texas police officer accidentally shot and killed a woman behind a shopping plaza when he fired repeatedly at a dog believed to be hers that was running at him, authorities said Friday. The officer in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, who was released from supervised duty on July 1, responded to a welfare check Thursday about a woman who appeared to be passed out in a grassy area behind the plaza. As the barking dog runs toward him, the officer yells, “Get back!” He begins to back up and then fires three shots.



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Teenager shoots at cars while shouting ‘I don’t like white people in my hood’, police say

Teenager shoots at cars while shouting ‘I don’t like white people in my hood’, police sayA black teenager shouted “I don’t like white people in my hood” before chasing four people with a gun and firing multiple shots at them, according to court documents.Cincinnati Police said 18 year old Devonta Allen was filmed firing three shots at the alleged victims, hitting the two vehicles they were in but missing everyone inside.Three of the people involved in the incident were white and the other individual was African-American, according to a criminal complaint.After turning himself in, Mr Allen admitted to the shooting but claimed the alleged victims were armed and fired at him first.However, police said: “This and other statements made by Allen are inconsistent with the videotape evidence and statements from the victims and witnesses.”The incident initially started because of a stolen car, according to police.Video of the confrontation has reportedly not been released because it is considered evidence in court.Cincinnati Police said the incident was filmed in the neighbourhood of Kennedy Heights, Ohio, on 25 July.Despite Mr Allen’s alleged outburst, local people said they did not think the teenager lived in the neighbourhood.“I’d never seen him before and I don’t know who he was friends with,” a neighbour, who chose to remain anonymous, told Fox 19 news channel.Although no one was hurt, Mr Allen faces four counts of felony assault over the incident and is being held at the Hamilton County jail.His attorney reportedly said in court that the teenager has no adult record but understands how serious the charges are.A judge has ordered him to be held on a $ 480,000 (£396,000) bond.



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Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian drone

Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian droneTensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. It was the first US military engagement with Iran following a series of increasingly serious incidents. The drone was “immediately destroyed,” Trump said, after it approached within 1,000 yards (914 meters) of the Boxer, Trump said.



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Israel shoots down drone, discovers tunnel from Gaza

Israel shoots down drone, discovers tunnel from GazaIsrael's military shot down a drone on Monday that crossed into its territory from the Gaza Strip and found an attack tunnel running under the Gaza perimeter fence.



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Iran Shoots Down U.S. Military Drone in ‘Unprovoked Attack’

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Military Drone in ‘Unprovoked Attack’On Thursday, Iran shot down a U.S. military drone that the country claims was flying over Iranian air space in the southern Gulf region, further escalating tensions between the two nations.The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps website said the “spy” drone was shot down over the southern province of Hormozgan. The U.S. Navy, meanwhile, said the drone was flying in international air space over the Strait of Hormuz, a major thoroughfare through which one-third of the world's global oil supply flows.“Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false,” Captain Bill Urban, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement. “This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.”The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton drone, which costs roughly $ 180 million and provides real-time intelligence and surveillance to forces on the ground, was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, U.S. Central Command said. The Iranians also unsuccessfully attempted to shoot down a second drone.Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have continued to escalate since the U.S. withdrew from the 2015 international nuclear accord last year. There have been six explosive attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz since May. While Iranian officials have denied responsibility for the attacks, U.S. intelligence agencies have determined that Iran is the only actor in the region with the capacity to execute the sophisticated operations.In response to the most recent spate of attacks last week, the Pentagon announced on Monday the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East in addition to the 1,500 troops deployed to the region after the tanker attacks in May.A commander for Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the Trump administration declared a terrorist organization earlier this year, said the attack should serve as a “clear message” to the U.S.“We do not have any intention for war with any country, but we are fully ready for war,” Revolutionary Guard commander general Hossein Salami said in a televised address.Asked about the incident Thursday morning, President Trump told reporters that Iran made a “big mistake” by further escalating hostilities with the U.S. When asked by a reporter at the White House if he would launch a strike against Iran in response, Trump said “you'll find out.”



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Iran shoots down US surveillance drone, heightening tensions

Iran shoots down US surveillance drone, heightening tensionsIran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. The two countries disputed the circumstances leading up to an Iranian surface-to-air missile bringing down the U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft with a wingspan larger than a Boeing 737 jetliner and costing over $ 100 million.



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Iran shoots down US drone: What Iran and the United States are saying

Iran shoots down US drone: What Iran and the United States are sayingThe rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.



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