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Tennessee: 8th in the US for African American Homicide

Today the Violence Policy Center released its annual Black Homicide Victimization report that examines the problem of black homicide victimization at the state level. According to the report, Tennessee is ranked 8th in the nation for African American homicides.  Tennessee’s rate of black homicide was 28.41 per 100,000, significantly higher than the US rate of 20.44. For homicides in which the

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Murder-Suicides Take Lives of Three Tennessee Women in Five Days #ProtectAllWomen

This has been a very deadly week for Tennessee women and the week isn’t over yet. Tennessee is Sixth in the Nation for Women Murdered by Men On Sunday in Putnam County, Angela Dell Harville was shot and killed by her husband Daniel Paul Harville, who then turned the gun on himself. Police records show a history of domestic violence

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Report: TN gun deaths topped traffic deaths in 2013

from Jordan Buie at The Tennessean Just days before the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Nashville, a D.C.-based nonprofit that advocates for gun control released an analysis Tuesday that said the state’s gun deaths surpassed motor vehicle deaths in 2013. The Violence Policy Center said Tennessee shares this distinction with 16 other states, along with the District

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