RantCrush Top 5: April 3, 2017

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Police Told Woman to Stop Calling 911 Before She Was Murdered

A police video shows officers responding to a 911 call from a Florida home telling Latina Herring to “stop calling 911 to make accusations you don’t know about,” after she called the police about her boyfriend’s behavior. A few hours later, the boyfriend, Allen Cashe, shot her and her 8-year-old son to death in their home. He also shot and injured Herring’s other son and her father. After leaving the house, Cashe shot two bystanders on the street, including a high school student who was waiting for the school bus.

News about the officers telling Herring to stop calling 911 shortly before she was murdered sparked outrage on social media, and a lot of people pointed out that this is a reality for many domestic abuse victims when they ask law enforcement for help.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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