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Suspect in Parade Murders was Out on Bail for Running Over Woman with Same SUV

Darrell Brooks Jr., the man suspected of being the driver, has been charged three times in less than two years with recklessly endangering the safety of others, most recently in an incident in which he is accused of running a woman over with his vehicle in Milwaukee.

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Man Who Drove into WI Parade was Fleeing Knife Fight

Darrell E. Brooks, Jr., 39, was at the scene of a reported knife fight, then sped away in the red SUV when police arrived at that scene, a police source told the Washington Post. Brooks was allegedly behind the wheel when that SUV drove into the parade route Sunday. Authorities identified Brooks as the “lone subject” during a Monday afternoon news conference.

Accused Parkland High School Shooter to Plead Guilty to 17 Murders

Nikolas Cruz’s defense lawyer told a Broward County judge in a morning hearing that Cruz would change his plea on all counts in the homicide case against him. The defense team is seeking 17 consecutive life sentences for Cruz, 23.

C.S.I. Aurora: Forensics, Leadership, and the Batman Movie Shooting

Lt. Tim DuFour has served in forensics for three decades. He has seen thousands of crime scenes but none like what he encountered when he arrived at the Century 16 Movie Theater.

Death Toll Climbs in Texas Rampage, Wounded Trooper Recovering

The total number of people killed in a rampage in Texas has now reached seven, and 22 were wounded—including three responding police officers. The trooper survived "by the grace of God" and was in surgery for several hours Saturday.

Illinois Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Plotted Mass Shooting

The Pittsfield (IL) Police Department said in a statement on Wednesday that on Monday officers arrested a man who allegedly made threats on social media that he planned to shoot and kill students in the Pikeland School District.

FBI Arrests Florida Truck Driver for Making Threats of Mass Killing

Federal authorities say they have arrested a Florida truck driver in Indianapolis just days before he planned to "shoot up" a church in Memphis, Tennessee.

FBI Finds No Motive for Las Vegas Concert Massacre

“It wasn’t about MGM, Mandalay Bay or a specific casino or venue,” said Aaron Rouse, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Las Vegas office. “It was all about doing the maximum amount of damage and him obtaining some form of infamy.”

Pittsburgh Synagogue Gunman Made Anti-Semitic Statements on Fringe Social Media Site

Robert Bowers—the 46-year-old man who opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in an attack that left 11 dead and six injured—reportedly made anti-Semitic statements on a social media website that has become a haven for white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremists, according to the New York Times.

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Can Keeping Mass Killers' Names Out of the Media Save Lives?

Others have mounted like-minded efforts, among them the FBI-endorsed Don’t Name Them campaign developed by the ALERRT Center at Texas State University; and guidelines crafted by Columbia Journalism Review, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and Mother Jones magazine.

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