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Criminal Justice & Legal System

A violent weekend in Flint, Michigan, homicides hit 50

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The Flint Journal reports this morning about three killings over the weekend, bring the total number of homicides to 50:

Three homicides in as many days has brought the city's total to 50 slayings for the year. The latest was a shooting and hit and run that left one man dead... The city didn't record its 50th homicide last year until late October.

In 2010, the city set a record for the number of homicides at 66. That's in a city with a shrinking population.

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