Chapel Hill Crime
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Recent Crime News
Wednesday | via The Other McCain
Last month's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., sparked a raging online argument over whether it was an anti-Muslim hate crime or a dispute over a parking space. The insistence that the motive for the crime was either one or the other omits the possibility that it was both or neither. Comment?
Wednesday | via Charleston City Paper
A certain percentage of people have always had the toxic mix of genetics, environmental upbringing, and cultural pressures that cause them to lash out violently and seemingly without cause. On February 5, the University of South Carolina went on lockdown following reports of an isolated shooting at the School of Public Health. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 3 | via HeraldSun.com
New search warrants from Orange County show that Craig Hicks, the man accused of shooting three students in Chapel Hill in February, kept parking records for the area around his residence. Hicks, 46, of Chapel Hill could be facing the death penalty if convicted in the Feb. 10 shooting deaths of 23-year-old Deah Barakat, 21-year-old Yusor Abu-Salha and 19-year-old Razan Abu-Salha. Comment?
Monday Mar 2 | via New York Magazine
Prosecutors announced on Monday that they will seek the death penalty for Craig Stephen Hicks, who has reportedly confessed to murdering his neighbor Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, her husband, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, last month in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Local and federal investigators have not ruled out religious bias as a motive for the crimes, though some believe the shooting was motivated by a parking dispute. Comment?
Monday Mar 2 | via WBTV
A Durham County district attorney plans to seek the death penalty against a man accused of shooting and killing three people at a condominium complex near the University of Chapel Hill, WRAL reported Monday. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 10, the students, who WNCN reports were Muslim, were shot at the Finley Forest Condominiums on Summerwalk Circle, just east of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Comment?
Monday Mar 2 | via Yahoo!
A North Carolina district attorney's office will seek the death penalty against a man indicted in the shooting deaths of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill last month, television station WTVD reported on Monday. Craig Hicks, 46, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a newlywed couple who were his neighbors and the wife's sister at a condominium complex, killings that drew international attention. Comment?
Monday Mar 2 | via The Washington Post
A makeshift memorial is made during a vigil at the University of North Carolina following the shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Feb. 11. Terrible events like the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, on Muslims in Chapel Hill and the Boston Marathon bombings have led to a dramatic increase in public discussion of an irreconcilable civilizational divide between "Islam" and the "West." When people kill in the name of Islam, some worry that Muslims everywhere actually might be condoning violence against non-Muslims. Comment?
Monday Mar 2 | via Star Phoenix
Environment Canada says travel could become dangerous due to blowing snow on Saskatchewan roads Monday. Visibility may be suddenly reduced to near zero, and travellers should consider postponing non-essential... Back on Nov. 28, the House of Commons resumed debate on Bill C-35, named Quanto's Law after a police service dog that was killed in action. Comment?
Monday Mar 2 | via HeraldSun.com
The Durham District Attorney's office confirmed Monday it will seek the death penalty against Craig Stephen Hicks of Chapel Hill. Hicks, 46, has been indicted on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling in connection with a Feb. 10 shooting that left three Muslim students dead. Comment?
Saturday Feb 28 | via The Miami Herald
Three days a week Batoul Takch puts on her sneakers, strolls across the street to her neighbor's house and waits for her to get ready for their walk. "Usually, I'm out in five minutes," laughs Takch's workout buddy, Tehsin Siddiqui, 32, who has been known to don flip-flops during their morning constitutional. Comment?
Thursday Feb 26 | via The Newberg Graphic
We have said it in anger, or nonchalantly without ever really thinking about the word. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 25 | via Miami Hurricane
Between violence perpetrated by ISIS in the Middle East and the rising Islamophobic sentiment in the United States and Europe, the topic of Islam and its relation to extremist violence has been on the tips of everyone's tongues. Conservative and liberal pundits alike have taken to attacking the Muslim faith - most notably folks like Bill Maher, who has been using his television airtime to launch an ideological crusade against Islam. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via New University
A religious service hosted by the Muslim Student Union welcomed students and community members of all backgrounds to join in a sermon and prayer last Friday. "I really liked the feeling of unity during the prayer and the calm and friendly environment," said Tiffany Pham, a second-year biological sciences major. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via BroadwayWorld.com
From the moment she lays eyes on the burn victim - a young firefighter named Stan - third-year medical student Lucy Irving feels an intense connection. The discovery of arson as the culprit resurrects memories of a devastating fire in her own life, notes this new book by Kate McGaughey. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via PRWeb
February 23, 2015 -- From the moment she lays eyes on the burn victim - a young firefighter named Stan - third-year medical student Lucy Irving feels an intense connection. The discovery of arson as the culprit resurrects memories of a devastating fire in her own life, notes this new book by Kate McGaughey. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via The Orange County Register
Sad and as pitiful as it may be, it's entirely possible that the North Carolina shooting of three Muslim college students may not have been a cut and dried hate crime - not specifically against Islam, that is. I fear that those kids may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it cost them their lives. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via CNN
Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM's weekly program "The Dean Obeidallah Show." He is a columnist for The Daily Beast and editor of the politics blog The Dean's Report . Comment?
Sunday Feb 22 | via NBC29
A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has... A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. Comment?
Saturday Feb 21 | via The Charlotte Observer
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, enters the courtroom for his first appearance Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Durham County Detention Center. He is accused of shooting his Finley Forest neighbors, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salha's sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh. Comment?
Friday Feb 20 | via WCKX-FM Columbus
FEBRUARY 11: Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, enters the Durham Countycourtroom for his first appearance in the shooting deaths of three University of North Carolina students in Durham, North Carolina on February 11, 2015. . Hicks has been charged with three counts of first degree murder with no bond. Comment?
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