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Week In Review

Update: Boyfriend arrested, charged in killing of 22-year-old social media influencer Beauty Katera Couch

September 12, 2023

Couch’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Eugene Louis-Jocques of Florida, was arrested in Louisiana recently where he awaits extradition. He faces murder, arson, and aggravated assault charges. AUSTELL, Ga. (11Alive & WSB TV Atlanta) Beauty Couch was best known for her champion skating on social media to her 150,000 followers. Firefighters found her body by a torched car in Cobb…

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Michigan police detained a Black child who was in the ‘wrong place, wrong time,’ department says

August 18, 2023

By Joey Cappelletti and Corey Williams ASSOCIATED PRESS LANSING, Mich. — A white police officer handcuffed a Black child outside his Michigan home in an “unfortunate case of ‘wrong place, wrong time,’” the Lansing Police Department said last Friday. The department posted the explanation on Facebook after cellphone video circulated on social media showing the…

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Developers have Black families fighting to maintain property and history

August 18, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Jonesville Historic Gullah Neighborhood resident Josephine Wright stands between her home and an orange safety fence that boarders the 29-acre construction site, Tuesday, July 18, 2023, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. A Georgia-based developer’s planned 147-unit short-term rental complex that broke ground last summer. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) By James Pollard ASSOCIATED PRESS…

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A man charged with first degree murder Monday after witnesses said a 9-year-old Chicago girl riding a scooter was fatally shot by someone upset over noise

August 14, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: James, lays down flowers where an 8-year-old Chicago girl was killed in Portage Park, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023. A child riding a scooter was fatally shot in the head by a man who was upset over noise, witnesses said. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — A man was charged with…

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