Violence in the media

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker," in theaters on Oct. 4. Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the upcoming movie “Joker,” some relatives of victims of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting asked distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday to commit to gun control causes. Twelve people were killed in the suburban Denver theater during a midnight showing of the Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” also distributed by Warner Bros. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 6:34 pm
DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the upcoming movie "Joker," some relatives of victims of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting asked distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday to commit to gun control causes. Sandy Phillips' daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was one of 12 people killed...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, recording artist Meek Mill speaks at a gathering to push for drastic changes to Pennsylvania's probation system, in Philadelphia. Lawyers for Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday, July 16, 2019, to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that’s kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade. They say the city judge who oversees the case and sent him to prison in 2017 on a parole violation has a grudge against the performer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 16, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill asked an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. Defense lawyers believe the city judge who has overseen his case and...
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FILE - This June 1, 2019, file photo shows Meek Mill performing at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Lawyers for Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday, July 16, 2019, to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that’s kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade. They say the city judge who oversees the case and sent him to prison in 2017 on a parole violation has a grudge against the performer. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
July 16, 2019 - 1:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that's kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade. They say the city judge who oversees the case and sent him to prison in 2017 on a parole...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, rapper Meek Mill speaks at a gathering in Philadelphia to push for drastic changes to Pennsylvania's probation system. On Monday, June 3 a Pennsylvania court granted Mill a July 16 hearing in the appeal of his 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 04, 2019 - 11:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Meek Mill's lawyers will get a chance to argue the rapper's 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges should be overturned. Pennsylvania Superior Court granted Mill a hearing in his long-running appeal, his legal team announced Tuesday. Arguments are scheduled for July 16 in...
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In this May 22, 2019 photo, a makeshift cross marking the spot where Zachary Stoner was killed on May 30, 2018, in a drive-by shooting in downtown Chicago. One year later, the slaying of the pioneer in a genre of gangland journalism remains unsolved despite multiple potential witnesses before and during the shooting on a street lined with surveillance cameras. That police have made no arrests in Stoner's slaying highlights a troubling statistic about homicides in Chicago: around 80 percent go unsolved within the year they occur. (AP Photo/Michael Tarm)
May 29, 2019 - 6:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The killing of a pioneering gangland journalist remains unsolved one year later despite multiple potential witnesses to the drive-by shooting and what led up to it on a Chicago street lined with surveillance cameras. Police have made no arrests in Zachary Stoner's May 30, 2018,...
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May 10, 2019 - 9:54 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper whose Arkansas performance ended in a shootout has been sentenced to five years in prison for carrying a gun during the show nearly two years ago. More than two dozen people were injured during Ricky Hampton's July 2017 performance at the Power Ultra...
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April 09, 2019 - 10:08 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The rap artist Boosie Badazz and former New York Jets player Antonio Allen were jailed on drug and gun charges after being pulled over south of Atlanta. Coweta County jail records show the 36-year-old rapper whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr. faces charges of failing to maintain...
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Fans of rapper Nipsey Hussle mourn his death at a makeshift memorial on the parking lot of the Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles, Monday, April 1, 2019. Hussle was killed on Sunday in a shooting outside the clothing store he founded in South Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
April 02, 2019 - 12:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore says the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle involved a personal dispute between Hussle and the suspect identified by authorities and was not gang violence. Moore told...
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In this Dec. 27, 2018, photo, video blogger Shawn Cotton, left, poses for a portrait with rapper Wayne Walker, who performs under the stage name 30 Rich, after Cotton interviewed Walker for his YouTube channel “Say Cheese TV,” in Fort Worth, Texas. The killing of Zack Stoner, a pioneer in a new genre of news in which videographers interview street gangs and rappers in high-crime areas, has unnerved other gangland reporters nationwide, including Cotton. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
March 04, 2019 - 5:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Shawn Cotton no longer drives his $55,000, bright pink Corvette to work because he's afraid it could get him killed like his friend. But there are two things he won't leave home without: his bulletproof vest and the 9 mm pistol he slips into his pocket. Cotton, 28, quit his $7-an-...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, performers record a music video calling for a peaceful election, at a golf resort outside of Kano, northern Nigeria. Faced with an election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular Hausa-language film industry known as Kannywood assembled this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing to the country for peace. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
February 20, 2019 - 4:31 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As emergencies go, it has a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing for peace. On an impromptu set outside the northern city of...
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