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  • Two death row inmates found dead of suspected suicide

    11/05/2018 6:55:36 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | November 5, 2018 | Don Thompson
    Two condemned multiple murderers, including a convicted serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation’s largest death row, according to California officials on Monday.
  • Restoring Balance.

    11/05/2018 1:17:13 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies
    Men are being attacked far too often for being men. A society which attacks its own men is self destructing. We must start by insisting that each man who is a victim of this is heard and not ignored. And maybe then fairness to all will reemerge: https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com/2018/11/05/212/
  • Sisters found dead in Hudson River preferred suicide over returning to Saudi Arabia: Police

    11/02/2018 5:53:48 PM PDT · by chiller · 45 replies
    ABC news ^ | 11/2/18 | ABC -Aaron Katersky, Morgan Winsor
    Tala and Rotana Farea, the sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies were found taped together in New York City's Hudson River last week, were said to have preferred suicide over returning to their home country According to police. Dermot Shea, chief of detectives for the New York City Police Department, said "sources" in Virginia, where the Farea sisters had previously been living, informed investigators ...(snip).. would "rather inflict harm on themselves and commit suicide than return to Saudi Arabia."
  • Ferguson protester blames son’s death on lynching

    10/31/2018 10:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 31, 2018
    Authorities are investigating the death of a Ferguson protester’s son as a suicide, although a message on social media posted by his mother has sparked assertions that it was a lynching. Melissa McKinnies, who was active in the St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, posted the Facebook message, saying “They lynched my baby.” The message, which Facebook later removed, began trending on social media sites such as Twitter and Reddit, causing people online and in the community to press officials for more answers about the death of 24-year-old Danye Jones. His body was...
  • An Early Wartime Profile Depicts a Tormented Hitler

    03/30/2005 7:12:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 82 replies · 7,470+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 31, 2005 | BENEDICT CAREY
    He was a feminine boy, averse to manual work, who was "annoyingly subservient" to superior officers as a young soldier and had nightmares that were "very suggestive of homosexual panic." The mass killings that he later perpetrated stemmed in part from a desperate loathing of his own submissive weakness, and the humiliations of being beaten by a sadistic father. What is believed to be the first psychological profile of Hitler commissioned by the Office of Strategic Services, a predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, was posted this month by Cornell University Law Library on its Web site (www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/donovan/hitler/). Although declassified...
  • Pro-life warning over New Jersey suicide bill

    10/29/2018 1:13:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 23, 2018 | Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)
    A vote could be coming soon on a proposed doctor-assisted suicide bill in New Jersey. The New Jersey Assembly has voted down an assisted suicide bill three times to date, the last time by only one vote. There have been changes in membership since the last election but strong opposition remains. Marie Tasy of the New Jersey Right to Life Committee warns the assembly bill is dangerous and a recipe for elder abuse, such as allowing a family member or caregiver to obtain the lethal drugs and to convince the patient to consume them.
  • Founder of the Pink Pistols, Doug Krick, Takes His Own Life

    10/23/2018 6:32:34 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 19 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10-23-18 | Piper Smith
    Last week the founder of the ‘Pink Pistols’ Douglas Krick committed suicide following a long-term battle with depression. Yesterday, Doug’s mother made a public Facebook post announcing the loss. (Transcription at link)
  • Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting (Update)

    10/17/2018 11:24:38 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 17, 2018 | Polina Nikolskaya, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber
    At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said. Eighteen-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov turned up at the college in the city of Kerch on Wednesday afternoon carrying a firearm and then began shooting, investigators said. His body was later found in the college with what they said were self-inflicted gunshot wounds. There were no immediate clues as to his motive in mounting such an attack, which recalled similar shooting sprees...
  • What's Killing Americas White Men? (BBC: Our World - YouTube)

    10/16/2018 7:03:43 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/15/18 | India Rakusen
    Every year, nearly 45,000 people in America kill themselves. That is more than twice the number that die in homicides, and the numbers are increasing. There is one group in particular causing this spike - white, middle aged men. India Rakusen goes to Montana, where suicide rates are double the national average, to find out what drives so many of these men to despair and taking their own lives. "Every year, nearly 45,000 people in America die by suicide. That's over double the number of homicides. In the last 20 years, suicide rates in most western countries have fallen, but...
  • As U.S. Suicide Rates Rise, Hispanics Show Relative Immunity

    10/15/2018 4:54:10 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 14 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 10-15-18 | Charlotte Huff, Maria Fabrizio
    Support from family and community appear to shield Latinos from rising suicide rates. ... experience illustrates a “suicide paradox,” experts say. Even though Latinos face economic disadvantages and other stress in their lives, their suicide rate is about one-third that of non-Hispanic whites, both in Texas and nationally. Experts attribute the relatively low suicide rate among Latinos to the culture’s strong family and community support systems, which appear to provide some degree of protection. In Texas, the suicide rate among non-Hispanic whites has been steadily increasing during the past 16 years, from 13.4 deaths per 100,000 residents in 2000 to...
  • Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

    10/07/2018 8:09:26 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 6, 2017 | Debbie Weingarten
    snip Rosmann, an Iowa farmer, is a psychologist and one of the nation’s leading farmer behavioral health experts. He often answers phone calls from those in crisis. And for 40 years, he has worked to understand why farmers take their lives at such alarming rates – currently, higher rates than any other occupation in the United States. snip Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation. The...
  • After heartbreaking suicide note, South County woman's dog is adopted

    10/04/2018 6:21:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    kmov4 ^ | October 4, 2018 | Dan Greenwald, Digital Content Producer Russell Kinsaul, Reporter
    AFFTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A happy ending to an otherwise tragic story was announced Thursday, as the dog of the woman found dead inside her Affton apartment was adopted. Police said they found Crystal Chrisp, 46, dead inside a burned out South County apartment Wednesday. Police ruled her death a suicide. "She was my friend and I'm going to miss her. My heart is really aching right now for her," said Sharon Hyster-Harris. Hyster-Harris said Chrisp had been a Metro bus driver for 18-years and that she’d beaten breast cancer several years ago but was facing another battle with cancer....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Heitkamp reveals Kavanaugh vote and reasoning to WDAY News

    10/04/2018 11:14:21 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 123 replies
    WDAY ^ | October 4, 2018 | Kevin Wallevand
    FARGO -- U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp will vote NO on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. Heitkamp sat down exclusively with WDAY News to share what she will do when the U.S. Senate votes to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Heitkamp also shared her reasoning behind her decision.
  • Didsbury church's radical change after gay girl's suicide[video]

    09/23/2018 2:27:17 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd September 2018 | BBC News
    Four years ago, 14-year-old Lizzie Lowe took her own life because she did not believe she would be accepted as a Christian who was also gay. Since then her church, St James in Didsbury, Manchester, and its sister church Emmanuel, has formally become an inclusive church - embracing everyone, regardless of gender, race, disability or sexuality. Lizzie's parents believe embracing inclusion could help save the lives of other teenagers.
  • 'Multiple victims' reported in Maryland shooting, sheriff says

    09/20/2018 7:38:32 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-20-2018 | Katherine Lam
    "Multiple victims" were being treated after a "horrific shooting" in Aberdeen, Maryland on Thursday, authorities said. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the shooting near Spesutia and Perryman Roads in Aberdeen. The first shots were reported just after 9 a.m. There was no immediate word on any suspects and it wasn't known if officials had taken anyone into custody in connection with the incident. "We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen. Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders. The State stands ready to offer any support," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said. The conditions of...
  • Half of transgender male teens have attempted suicide, study finds

    09/13/2018 11:26:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 13, 2018 | by Reuters
    Transgender adolescents are far more likely to attempt suicide than teens whose identity matches their sex assigned at birth, and trans male youth are especially at risk, a U.S. study suggests. Roughly half of transgender teens who identify as male but were assigned a female gender at birth have attempted suicide at least once, the study found. And 42 percent of adolescents who don’t identify exclusively as male or female have at least one prior suicide attempt. About 30 percent of trans female teens - who identify as female but have birth certificates that label them as male - have...
  • Data Shows That Suicide Rate Of Transgender Teens Is Breathtakingly High

    09/13/2018 7:38:44 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 69 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/12/2018 | Brandon Morse
    One of the most celebrated groups in the mainstream media is transgendered people or people who suffer from gender dysphoria. This lead to transgenderism becoming a fad that had many people claiming to be transgendered, especially among the young. However, data now shows that those young people who do embrace a life of transgenderism seem to have abnormally high suicide rates. ..... Female to male adolescents reported the highest rate of attempted suicide (50.8%), followed by adolescents who identified as not exclusively male or female (41.8%), male to female adolescents (29.9%), questioning adolescents (27.9%). ..... Compared to the suicide rate...
  • Horror: Five People Were Killed In A California Shooting Spree Last Night

    09/13/2018 7:02:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/13/2018 | Matt Vespa
    There was another tragedy in California last night. A spree shooter shot and killed five people, including his wife, and then committed suicide. Authorities say this was not a random shooting, that all of the victims are connected with this senseless act of violence, and that the spree arose from a domestic dispute (via NBC News): Six people, including the gunman, were dead following a shooting spree in Bakersfield on Wednesday that authorities believe was an act of domestic violence, Kern County sheriff's officials said. It was not clear why the man went on the rampage, but there may be...
  • Man Decapitated In Suicide Inside Santa Monica Parking Structure

    09/05/2018 9:52:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    A man was decapitated by the rope he used to hang himself in a Santa Monica parking garage Wednesday. The suicide was reported at about 12:40 p.m. The man was found on the seventh floor of parking structure four located on the 1300 block of Second Street, according to Santa Monica police. The garage is located a block away from the Third Street Promenade.
  • 'Deaths of despair' in rural America helped Trump win presidency, study finds

    09/05/2018 8:12:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Emma Newburger
    Ever since Donald Trump's improbable political rise, many have attributed his appeal among the white, male voter base to economic anxiety. Faced with unemployment and wage stagnation, these voters elected a president who promised to fight for jobs. A study published on Wednesday in the Journal of General Internal Medicine offers an additional explanation: declining health and rising death rates in rural Republican bastions helped tilt the presidential election toward Trump. "Changes in life expectancy were an independent factor in voting choices. Reduced health prospects are an important marker of dissatisfaction, discouragement, hopelessness, and fear — sentiments that may have...