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  • Tragedy, Not Pattern [Police Shootings]

    04/14/2015 7:56:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | April 14, 2015 | Heather MacDonald
    [SNIP]...Historically, somewhat less than half of the 400 police homicides reported to the FBI each year have black subjects. This is consistent with the black crime rate. Blacks make up over half of all homicide perpetrators in the country; in 2013, they were 42 percent of all cop-killers, despite being merely 12 percent of the population. From 1980 to 1998, young black males murdered police officers at almost six times the rate of young white males. According to Gary Kleck, a criminologist at Florida State University, police officers are less likely to kill a black suspect who threatens or attacks...
  • Why we don't know how many Americans are killed by police (+video)

    04/10/2015 6:50:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    CSM ^ | 04/10/2015 | By Harry Bruinius
    As the nation grapples with the latest incident of a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man – this time in South Carolina – many have asked a simple question: How often does this happen? The answer is: No one knows for sure, exactly. Even the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, considered the gold standard of crime data since the 1930s, is in many ways out of date and flawed. The nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies are not required to compile data on officer-involved shootings. At a time when shootings in North Charleston, S.C.; Ferguson, Mo.; and...
  • 4 Killed, 18 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

    04/06/2015 7:36:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Four people were killed and at least 18 others wounded in shootings across Chicago throughout the weekend.
  • Police officers were shot and wounded on streets of Los Angeles in 'targeted' attack

    03/15/2015 11:51:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Manhunt underway after two plain-clothes police officers were shot and wounded on streets of Los Angeles in 'targeted' attack .......... Now, a search has been launched for two male suspects who are on run Number of people were detained by police for questioning Sunday night Comes only three days after two officers were shot in Ferguson protest Also comes two days after alleged kidnapper was fired at by the LAPD A manhunt is underway after two plain-clothes police officers were shot and wounded while driving through a South Los Angeles neighborhood in what has been described as a 'targeted' attack....
  • Jonathan Ramirez, Santos Bueno killed in Pilsen shooting

    03/08/2015 7:55:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 7, 2015, | Michael Lansu
    Two men were fatally shot in the Pilsen neighborhood early Saturday. Johnathan Ramirez, 18, and Santos Bueno, 22, were sitting inside a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of West 18th Street when a gunman walked up and opened fire about 1:30 a.m., authorities said.
  • FBI: Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA building

    03/05/2015 12:37:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Associated Press
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A person believed responsible for shootings along highways over the last two weeks in the Baltimore-Washington area, including shots that damaged a National Security Agency building, is in custody, the FBI said early Wednesday. The FBI believes the person in custody is responsible for shootings along Maryland highways, including one near the Fort Meade Army installation, which is home to the NSA, FBI spokeswoman Amy Thoreson said in a statement. She said no other information was available early Wednesday.
  • Home is where the POTUS is: Al Sharpton returns to White House 'for his 73RD visit' with Obama...

    02/28/2015 1:31:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/15 | Snejana Farberov
    Home is where the POTUS is: Al Sharpton returns to White House 'for his 73RD visit' with Obama to discuss problems facing minorities Reverend Al Sharpton apparently cannot get enough of the White House. The prominent civil rights leader and MSNBC talk show host was invited Thursday to a meeting with President Obama and other African-American activists, making it his 73rd visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since 2009, according to some estimates. In a press release sent out ahead of the summit, White House officials described the occasion as an 'opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the...
  • 3 dead, 3 wounded in shootings on West, Far South sides

    02/25/2015 8:29:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 25, 2015 | Peter Nickeas, Liam Ford and Carlos Sadovi
    At least three men were killed while two other men and a teen boy were wounded in attacks in the Roseland, West Garfield Park and East Garfield Park neighborhoods Wednesday, authorities said..
  • Two Copenhagen shootings leave 1 dead, 6 injured

    02/14/2015 9:59:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/15/15 | Susanne Gargiulo & Greg Botelho *
    Copenhagen - Police in the Danish capital of Copenhagen were warning residents to stay off the streets early Sunday after two shootings within hours of each other left at least one person dead and six others wounded. It was unclear whether the two shootings were connected, police said in an online statement. (Snip) The second incident took place about 10 hours after a deadly terror attack. In the latest incident, shots were fired near a synagogue, police said. One person was wounded by a shot to the head and two police officers were wounded, police said. Police sad the gunman...
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in 3 Miami shootings

    02/09/2015 6:02:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    WSVN ^ | Feb. 9, 2015
    MIAMI (WSVN) -- A 14-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was gunned down in broad daylight, the third in a series of shootings taking place within blocks of each other in Miami Sunday that, police said, also claimed the lives of two men. According to Miami Police, 30-year-old Reginald Killings was fatally shot outside of his home on Northwest 56th Street and Fourth Avenue, around 10 a.m. "A black male was shot multiple times right outside of his house," said Miami Police Officer Rene Pimentel.
  • Self-Esteem, Entitlement, and Violence Re-Shaping Expectations

    02/07/2015 4:40:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 2-6-15 | Eric Metaxas
    So, what causes someone to pick up a gun, walk on to a school campus, and start shooting people? Well, that’s not a question I sit around thinking about very often. But a recent online article in Aeon magazine has some insights that I think are worth sharing. The article, entitled “Running Amok,” was written by Joseph Pierre, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA. In it, he surveys the clinical literature on the perpetrators of mass killings at places like Columbine High School and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Pierre notes that in the aftermath of these killings,...
  • Man Shoots Cars Parked in Shoveled Spaces After Blizzard, Cops Say

    01/31/2015 8:43:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 31, 2015 | GILLIAN MOHNEY
    A Massachusetts man faces multiple charges after allegedly shooting cars left in parking spots that had been shoveled of snow, days after two feet of snow blanketed the town. Jose Osorio was arrested Friday after witnesses reported he fired multiple shots at two parked cars that were parked in shoveled spaces on a street in Fall River, Massachusetts.
  • 2 women dead after 10 people are shot in northeast Omaha

    01/24/2015 10:49:01 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 24 january 2015 | Emerson Clarridge
    One of the women killed early Saturday was Jakela Foster, 19, The World-Herald has learned. Foster had a young son, and according to her Facebook page, was a sales associate at DialAmerica, a telemarketing firm. She had studied culinary arts at Metropolitan Community College. A party at a northeast Omaha house turned into a killing scene early Saturday when, police said, eight people were shot, including two women who died. Hours earlier, two more people were shot in a house nearby, also during a party, police said. That 10 people were shot within 4˝ hours in the Prospect Hill neighborhood...
  • Florida Police Say 2 Dead, 1 Injured in Mall Shooting

    01/18/2015 4:35:35 AM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1-17-15 | NewsMax Staff
    Police say a Florida man wounded his wife in a shooting at a mall food court that left two dead. Melbourne Police Cmdr. Vince Pryce says 57-year-old Jose Garcia Rodriguez of Palm Bay died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday at the Melbourne Square Mall. Pryce says Garcia's 33-year-old wife Ida was hospitalized in good condition. Another man also died in the shooting. His name wasn't released, and Pryce said his relationship to the Garcias remained under investigation. Pryce says three guns were recovered and Garcia had "several pockets full of ammunition." Police say about 100 people were in...
  • 10 shot on South, West Sides since Christmas Eve

    12/25/2014 7:16:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Chicago Sun-Times Wire
    At least 10 people have been shot on the South and West Sides of Chicago since Christmas Eve.
  • Threats to New York Police Stream In After Fatal Shootings, Putting Department on Edge

    12/25/2014 5:36:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | J. DAVID GOODMAN
    In the days since two New York City police officers were fatally shot in their car by a man who forecast his intentions online, threats of other attacks on the police have streamed in from 311, 911 and online postings. Investigators have scrambled to separate serious warnings from disturbing pranks. On Wednesday, heavily armed officers stood guard outside a pair of precinct station houses in Brooklyn that were the targets of specific violent threats. Officials felt enough concern that the Fire Department moved an entire engine company from its base adjacent to one of the station houses. John J. Miller,...
  • 7 hurt in Chicago shootings since Christmas Eve (no protests planned)

    12/25/2014 7:05:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/25/14 | Liam Ford, Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Six men and a woman were wounded during separate shootings since Wednesday in Chicago. In the latest shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot during a robbery around 2 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. The man was in the 6000 block of South Carpenter Street when he was approached by two male offenders who announced a robbery and then fired gunshots, striking him in the leg. The offenders fled the scene with the man's jacket and cell phone.
  • 4 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings (No protests planned)

    12/24/2014 1:25:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/24/14 | Jeremy Gorner, Terrence James
    **SNIP** The man had been shot in the head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was identified as Hakizimana Scott, of the 800 block of North Laramie Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Hours earlier, a 20-year-old man was slain in the 7800 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood about 8:55 p.m., police said. Officers responded to a calls of a person shot and found the 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest in the basement of a building, police said....
  • Nine shot while playing basketball in Miami-Dade park are expected to live

    12/24/2014 2:25:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin
    The day after yet another brazen drive-by shooting left nine people wounded, it was quiet at Arcola Park Tuesday. There was no sign of the disruption and panic that left dozens of people scrambling for cover only a few hours earlier....... .......And though major crimes in Miami-Dade and around the country are near all-time lows — even shooting deaths — the number of high-profile mass drive-by shootings, especially in the county’s Northern District this year, has been alarming. In August, two men in a dark SUV pulled up to an apartment complex on the edge of Liberty Square and opened...
  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a ‘conversation’ about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders – particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio – might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayor’s self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. “That should never have to...
  • A Year of Gun Deaths - What Slate learned from trying to record every death since Newtown

    12/12/2014 12:38:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Dan Kois
    "....The first, most important question to ask in looking at our year of data collection about guns is simple: Why is our tally of gun deaths in the year since Newtown so much lower than the likely actual number of gun deaths over a year’s time?........Suicides, it turns out, are this project’s enormous blind spot. Most every homicide makes the local paper,even if in large cities these stories are sometimes relegated to a mere news brief. Accidental shootings are usually reported upon, as are shootings by law enforcement and incidents in which civilians kill in self-defense. But suicides are mostly...
  • 3 Killed, 5 Wounded In Separate Newark Shootings

    11/30/2014 9:29:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBSNewYork/AP ^ | November 30, 2014
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three people were killed and five others were injured in separate shootings in Newark this weekend, authorities said. Lisa Parker, 36, of Orange, died at the scene following a shooting at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on South Orange Avenue, police said. Three other victims were in stable condition Sunday at University Hospital. The shooting occurred at a nightclub, CBS2 reported. There is no word on a motive or whether police know who was behind the violence.
  • Weekend gun toll in Chicago: 40 wounded, 5 killed, including boy, 13

    09/29/2014 7:37:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 29, 2014 | By Alexandra Chachkevitch, Rosemary Regina Sobol, Peter Nickeas, Liam Ford,
    The weekend toll from gun violence in Chicago is five dead and at least 40 wounded, and includes a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot on a sidewalk in Marquette Park.. Demureye Macon was gunned down in the 6600 block of South Talman Avenue around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
  • Fifteen people shot during party at Miami club

    09/28/2014 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | sept. 28, 2014 | Carli Teproff -
    The party in the new club went into the wee hours Sunday morning. Strawberry daiquiris flowed. Music from DJ Bay Bay pulsed. Teens were chilling and dancing. Then came the gunfire. Witnesses said they heard dozens of rounds, maybe 100, rip through a storefront Miami nightclub called The Spot, wedged between a furniture store and a smoke shop. When the bullets stopped, 15 young people were bloodied, dazed and wounded. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article2282344.html#storylink=cpy
  • The Lethality of Shootings in Wisconsin

    09/13/2014 5:07:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    How many people who are deliberately shot survive, compared to those who are shot and killed?  Some early work on this subject was done decades ago.    In 1985, Cook found that about 15% of assault linked gunshot victims that were known to police, died.  That would be a ratio of 5.67 to one. A recent study by the Urban Institute(pdf) helps to shed some light on this ratio.  It gives fairly precise figures for firearm assault injuries that are reported by hospitals, for Black males 15-34. By finding the ACS numbers for the population of 15-34 year old...
  • Deadly square: 43 people shot in Miami’s Liberty Square area in 2014

    08/24/2014 6:47:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin and David Smiley
    Antwan Washington was shot twice. So was Marquise Riley-Asbury, whose life the second bullet ended. Another man was shot as he got off a bus, and still another while in bed at home. In the first seven months of this year, 43 people living in a 13-square-block area surrounding Miami’s Liberty Square housing project have been shot, police records show. Seven have died.
  • Second suspect arrested in drive-by shooting of pregnant woman in Miami Gardens

    08/19/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    Miami Gardens police have charged a second suspect in the death of Qualecia James, a pregnant woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. Police charged Gregory Medy, 18, with one count of first-degree murder of James. James, 21, was shot March 30 as she sat in the back seat of a car at Northwest 182nd Street and 32nd Avenue. Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital delivered her baby, but he died five days later.
  • Violent Weekend in NYC

    08/18/2014 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    WOR, 710 AM, NYC ^ | Monday, August 18th 2014 @ 5am
    Two dozen people were shot here in New York City over the weekend in a rash of gun violence. Two of the victims were killed early yesterday morning in a drive-by shooting outside a deli on West 151st Street in Harlem. […] Shootings are up more than 10 percent around the city compared to last year. …
  • 5 killed, 23 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening

    08/17/2014 7:27:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Five people have been killed and at least 23 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said. A teenage boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
  • Man shot dead 6 days after son killed on West Side

    07/31/2014 9:49:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Jeremy Gorner
    When Victoria Chamilien and her cousin, Sam Walker, last spoke, it was Wednesday afternoon after he returned from a police station, where he viewed surveillance footage of the killing of his 13-year-old son..
  • Girls, 10 and 12, among 22 people shot in 12 hours

    07/19/2014 5:34:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 19, 2014 | Peter Nickeas, Juan Perez Jr. and Liam Ford
    A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home in the Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said. The girl, and another 12-year-old shot in the same neighborhood, are among 22 people shot between about 3:30 p.m. and 3 a.m.
  • Police encounters are often deadly for dogs

    07/14/2014 5:34:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-13-14 | Sue Manning
    LOS ANGELES -- The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear. "There will be times when police need to defend themselves because they are being attacked by a dog and don't have a choice, but that is the minority of cases," said Brian Kilcommons, a Southbury, Conn., dog behaviorist and trainer. He is featured in the five-part series that teaches officers to detect the warning signs of an aggressive dog and how to avoid using lethal force. Efforts...
  • Mormon church struggles to heal in wake of killings

    07/13/2014 5:35:35 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2014 | Allan Turner
    Stunned by the execution-style killings of six of its members - four of them minors - members of a north Houston Mormon congregation are struggling to begin the process of healing. On Thursday, they sent helium-filled balloons heavenward in memory of Katie and Stephen Stay and their four slain children, ages 4 to 13. On Friday, they planned a trust fund to benefit the victims' relatives. This weekend, part of the regular Sunday service at the Mormon church in Spring will be devoted to assuaging the congregation's grief by putting the Wednesday night tragedy into perspective. "It won't be a...
  • Over 60 shot and 11 dead in Chicago over bloody Fourth of July weekend (1,100 people shot in 2014)

    07/07/2014 7:40:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | July 7, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) --Over 60 people were victims of gun violence in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend, leaving 11 dead and police under heavy scrutiny. The Chicago Police Department was directly involved in at least six of the shooting incidents, killing two people officials say were armed.
  • Federal judge upholds Colorado gun laws, dismisses lawsuit

    06/27/2014 1:20:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | June 27, 2014 | Reuters
    A federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado in the wake of deadly shooting rampages there and in Connecticut, dismissing a lawsuit brought by sheriffs, gun shops, outfitters and shooting ranges. The two laws, passed in 2013 by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers. After a two-week civil trial, U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and said no evidence had been produced which showed limiting magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished...
  • Mass Shootings: It’s Time To Go Back To Institutionalizing The Severely Mentally Ill

    06/23/2014 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The left consistently blames guns for school shootings, while mostly ignoring the big elephant in the room: mental illness. Up until the 1960s, the severely mentally ill were locked up in psychiatric hospitals, for their own good and for the protection of society. The ACLU and the left changed that, by successfully suing to get them released out onto the streets. So now, they make up much of our homeless population. From there, many have predictably ended up in our prison system. The rate of mental illness in U.S. prisons is five times greater than in the regular population, and...
  • 4 killed, 7 wounded in separate city shootings

    06/23/2014 4:57:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2014 | Gregory Pratt and Peter Nickeas
    At least 11 people were shot, four fatally, Saturday afternoon into early Sunday morning in Chicago. The most recent homicide occurred early Sunday morning on the Far South Side. At 7:43 a.m., police responded to a call of a "man down"’ in the 11100 block of South Lowe Avenue and found the victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
  • Cop Killer was a Pothead

    06/16/2014 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 14, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    John Avlon’s dishonest column on the cop-killers in Las Vegas should be studied by journalism students as an example of how to exploit a tragedy for political purposes. It is a shame he gets on CNN as an “analyst,” which gives him undeserved authority and prestige, when he deliberately confuses and misleads people. jerad miller In this case, he tried to blame conservatives for the murders of two policemen. His Daily Beast column carried two titles, one of them being, “The Bonnie and Clyde of Ultra-Right Hate.” He said Jerad and Amanda Miller killed two metro cops while shouting, “This...
  • To Right-Wing Nutjobs, Ordinary Voters Are The Enemy (What's wronger than wrong?)

    06/12/2014 3:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The National Memo ^ | June 11, 2014 | Gene Lyons
    “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” –Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues. So the Bonnie and Clyde of the great Bundy ranch standoff thought they could start a national uprising by murdering two cops in a Las Vegas pizza joint. After executing Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo in the most cowardly way possible, would-be freedom fighters Jerad and Amanda Miller draped the officers’ bodies with a Nazi flag and the “Don’t Tread on Me” banner flown at Tea Party rallies, and left a note proclaiming a new American Revolution. The duo then proceeded to...
  • Report: Far More People Killed In Chicago Than In All Mass Shootings Combined

    06/12/2014 1:11:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 6/12/14 | Awr Hawkins
    While announcing that they would not longer give killers the opportunity at glory that comes from having their names mentioned and their photographs aired on television, Sun News also address the extremely low rate of "mass shootings" in America compared to the excruciatingly high rate of murder in gun-controlled Chicago. According to the Sun News, mass shootings around the world--including the U.S.--are so rare that news agencies make a mistake by seizing on them. Focusing specifically on the U.S., Sun News reported: "And in the U.S., they account for less than one percent of all gun-related deaths. Far more people
  • A Company Has Designed A Bulletproof Blanket To Protect Kids During School Shootings

    06/09/2014 8:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 9, 2014 | Tasneem Nashrulla
    An Oklahoma company has designed a bullet-resistant blanket that’s designed to protect children and teachers in the event of a school shooting. The Bodyguard Blanket, made by ProTecht, is a bulletproof 5/16-inch pad that the company says is made from the same materials used by the U.S. military. Steve Walker, a podiatrist who conceptualized the blanket, told The Oklahoman that the idea came to him after two tragedies: the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the tornadoes in Oklahoma. He said the idea was to “stop that blunt-force trauma when that rubble is falling down on a child.” The...
  • Do "Lockdowns" Make Sense? - vanity question

    06/05/2014 7:37:52 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/5/2014 | Loud Mime
    Again we have another shooting where the "authorities" locked down the campus. This makes absolutely NO sense to me. It seems that a group of unarmed students sitting inside a classroom makes a wonderful target for any nutcase. Am I right? I have no actual law enforcement or true combat experience. Please post your opinions.
  • 7 shot at Seattle Pacific University; 1 in custody; suspect sought

    06/05/2014 3:56:04 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 39 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/5/14 | Jennifer sullivan
    Seattle police are investigating a shooting at Otto Miller Hall on the Seattle Pacific University Campus. Officials say there appears to be seven victims; no fatalities.
  • Shock: All But 2 Public Mass Shootings Since 1950 Have Occurred in “Gun-Free Zones”

    05/30/2014 9:21:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Apr 5, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Put yourself in a criminal’s position. You feel like shooting and killing a bunch of people, and you want to be met with as little opposition as possible. If you go to a place that allows concealed carry, there’s a risk that someone could take you out before you start shooting, and that’s a risk you don’t want to take. Naturally, you’d go to a place that has heavy restrictions on gun-carriers. That’ll pretty much guarantee that no one will be able to fight back, and you’d be able to shoot and kill as many as you want. And then...
  • Every time there’s a mass murder, this Charlie Brooker video needs to be reposted

    Psychiatrists (and Charlie Brooker) offer insightful perspective on news coverage's perpetuation of mass shootings in schools. The bit with the psychiatrist is so perfect, shame is that the media is never ever going to stop covering shootings in this manner because it gets them so many viewers.
  • Shooter's Parents Sped to Try to Stop Him

    05/26/2014 3:09:55 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 121 replies
    Newser ^ | May 26, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    "When Elliot Rodger's parents realized just how dangerous their disturbed son was, they made a desperate attempt to try to stop him. They received a copy of his 141-page manifesto and saw a YouTube video outlining his plans for his "Day of Retribution" on Friday night and called 911 before rushing to Santa Barbara in separate cars, a family friend tells the New York Daily News. They heard about the shooting spree while they were on their way. "They were hoping against hope," the friend says. "They are in inconceivable pain."(snip)"He had been in therapy since childhood, but turned his...
  • 2 dead, 26 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/19/2014 5:08:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 18, 2014 | SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE
    Two men were killed and at least 26 other people have been injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday night. The most recent fatal shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Kendall Floyd, 20, was in the 3400 block of West Madison Street when someone in a white minivan drove up and fired shots, striking him in his head and chest, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Floyd, who lived on the same block he was shot, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced...
  • Detectives: Deadly home invasion could be part of violent crime spree

    05/12/2014 4:44:44 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 43 replies
    wsbradio (Atlanta) ^ | 5/14/14 | wsbradio
    Investigators said there is a good chance nearly a dozen shootings in DeKalb County this weekend are connected. During a home invasion Saturday night, a 9-month-old baby was killed. Investigators told Channel 2's Ryan Young the shootings may have all started with a murder earlier this month. “It’s complicated,” said DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander. “It’s insane. It’s insane.” Officers are going door-to-door on Lani Farm Road looking for clues. “This is a neighborhood. This is a community. So if someone could come into a home, shoot four people then they are just gone, they just get away with it,”...
  • Police: Weekend gun violence toll at 7 dead, 22 wounded

    04/20/2014 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 20, 2014 | Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
    An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a home in the South Chicago neighborhood in Saturday and Sunday shootings that left at least two other people dead and 13 more injured. The weekend toll for gun violence in the city includes at least 7 people dead and 22 wounded. At least 2 people were killed and 9 wounded from about 7:35 p.m. Friday to about 5 a.m. Saturday.
  • 4 dead among at least 35 shot in Chicago in 36 hours

    04/13/2014 9:15:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 13, 2014 | Stephanie K. Baer and Peter Nickeas
    At least 35 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in 36 hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday. Officers responded to at least 26 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.