Jason Van Dyke, the white 14-year veteran of Chicago’s police force who was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, has been accused of misconduct 17 times before, according to data from the University of Chicago and the journalism nonprofit Invisible Institute.
The custodian on duty at the Holy Child of Jesus Church in New York this week beheld a scene straight out of Scripture. Hearing the sound of a baby’s cry, he found a newborn wrapped in towels lying inside, of all places, the wooden manger of the church’s nativity scene.
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For a short time Monday afternoon, the Christmas manger at a New York City church might've been able to pass for the real thing: A newborn baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was abandoned there. Now, New York City police are searching for whoever left the child.