Kevin Rector

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A shooting at Colorado Springs bar Club Q left five people dead. Two worked at the establishment and another was a mother to an 11-year-old daughter.

LGBTQ hatred drove shooting that killed 5 people, says Colorado Springs community

A shooting at Colorado Springs bar Club Q left five people dead. Two worked at the establishment and another was a mother to an 11-year-old daughter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than a dozen LA gangs are targeting wealthy people wearing expensive watches, jewelry, and handbags in “follow-home robberies.”

Follow-home robberies: Violent gangs target rich Angelenos

More than a dozen LA gangs are targeting wealthy people wearing expensive watches, jewelry, and handbags in “follow-home robberies.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LAPD shot nearly 40 people and killed 18 in 2021, which is more than double the number of people that officers killed in 2020, according to the LA Times.

LAPD faces more scrutiny after shooting 38 people and killing 18 last year

The LAPD shot nearly 40 people and killed 18 in 2021, which is more than double the number of people that officers killed in 2020, according to the LA Times.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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