Craig Stephen Hicks (46 years old) killed Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23 years old, his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Yusor’s sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by shooting them in the head execution style in Deah’s and Yusor’s condominium. Hicks was their closest neighbor. You can follow updates on Twitter using the #ChapelHillShooting hashtag. Continue reading
Pretty bad. From 1987 to 2007, the U.S. prison population nearly tripled. The American prison population in 2004 was eight times larger than it was in 1954. In 2008, it was 40 times greater than it was in 1904. On a per capita basis, there were 15 times more sentenced prisoners in 2008 than in 1904.