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  • Two killed, two wounded as volley of gunshots reported at Florida shopping center

    10/09/2018 9:31:57 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    NBC news via MSN ^ | 09 Oct 2018 | Alex Johnson
    Two people were killed and two others were injured when multiple gunshots were fired at a shopping center in Fort Myers, Florida, on Tuesday night, authorities said. "It does not appear to be a random act of violence," Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said late Tuesday. He gave no further information... NBC affiliate WBBH quoted a woman at the scene who said she was celebrating her birthday inside the restaurant Society at Bell Tower Shops when someone shot her husband in the chest as she was paying her bill. She told the station that the shooter then shot and killed...
  • Govt.-Funded News Outlet Finds Most School Shootings in Fed Report Didn’t Occur

    09/12/2018 4:30:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    government-funded media outlet notorious for its liberal slant found that the overwhelming majority of school shootings listed in a federal report never occurred. The embarrassing blunder involves Department of Education (DOE) figures stating that schools around the U.S. reported an alarming 235 shootings in one year. National Public Radio (NPR) launched an investigation and actually contacted every one of the schools included in the DOE data, which was gathered by its Office for Civil Rights. The figures focus on the 2015-2016 school year and reveal that “nearly 240 schools…reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting.” Three months later,...
  • Why I Changed the Way I Write about Police Shootings

    09/12/2018 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 12th September 2018 | David French
    Yesterday I wrote a piece that’s gone viral — an extended denunciation of a terrible police shooting in Texas. A white officer went to black man’s apartment, apparently thinking it was her own. When she saw the man in the darkness, she claimed she thought he was a burglar. She shot him and killed him. It’s a horrifying story, and it’s not the only terrible police shooting to shock the American conscience. Whenever I write about police shootings, I get a similar critique. New readers will Google me and find that I’ve been strongly critical of Black Lives Matter. Yet...
  • Mass Shootings in America: Anatomy of a Hyped Statistic

    09/08/2018 10:56:35 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Carl M. Cannon
    Three years ago, which means it was before the mass murders at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs -- but after Sandy Hook Elementary and Fort Hood -- a University of Alabama professor sought to answer a chilling public policy question: Do countries other than the U.S. experience anything approaching America’s mayhem at the hands of shooters who randomly slaughter people in public places?
  • Shock study: U.S. had far fewer mass shootings than previously reported

    08/30/2018 10:13:03 AM PDT · by CPRC · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A shock 2016 study argued that the U.S. accounted for nearly one-third of all mass shootings, sparking global headlines about the dangers of an American gun culture. Now another researcher says the original study “botched” the data. John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, crunched the numbers and said his count shows that the U.S. had less than 3 percent of the world’s mass public shootings over a 15-year period. That is smaller than the 4.6 percent of the world’s population that the U.S. accounts for — and way less than the 31 percent of global...
  • Study claiming US is home of one-third of mass-shooters worldwide debunked; figure less than 3%

    09/01/2018 8:24:42 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    A widely-popularized study adopted by the Obama administration claiming the U.S. has by far the most mass public shooters in the world has been criticized and dismissed by new research. John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and the author of the new study, has always been skeptical of the research by Adam Lankford, a professor at the University of Alabama, whose work gained special prominence after then-President Barack Obama cited his study in remarks about the San Bernardino attack in December 2015.
  • Shock study: U.S. had far fewer mass shootings than previously reported

    08/31/2018 7:45:41 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    A shock 2016 study argued that the U.S. accounted for nearly one-third of all mass shootings, sparking global headlines about the dangers of an American gun culture. Now another researcher says the original study “botched” the data.
  • NPR: Most of the school shootings listed in this government report never happened

    08/28/2018 1:46:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | Aug 28, 2018 | John Sexton
    ... The Civil Rights Data Collection for 2018 required every public school — more than 96,000 — to answer questions on a wide range of issues. It asked what sounded like a simple question: In the 2015-2016 school year, “Has there been at least one incident at your school that involved a shooting (regardless of whether anyone was hurt)?” The answer — “nearly 240 schools (0.2 percent of all schools)” — was published this spring. The government’s definition included any discharge of a weapon at school-sponsored events or on school buses. Even so, that would be a rate of shootings,...
  • 17 shootings 2 dead in Chicago so far this weekend. Hopefully that’s it. Hopefully ...

    08/12/2018 12:14:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Rudy Giuliani ^ | August 12, 2018
    17 shootings 2 dead in Chicago so far this weekend. Hopefully that’s it. Hopefully Democrats will join in demanding Mayor Emanuel’s resignation. Obama’s has sure turned his back on his city. By the way where is he living? Does he have anything to say? 5:59 AM - 12 Aug 2018
  • 2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence

    08/12/2018 7:12:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | August 11, 2018
    2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence Published at 8:44 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 | Updated at 9:15 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 Chicago gun violence left two people dead Saturday and at least 18 others wounded, including a woman killed in a domestic dispute with someone. The most recent incident ocurring Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 25-year-old man was wounded in a shooting at about 1:55 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw, according to Chicago police. Officials say he was standing outside when two people began firing...
  • Trump blames Chicago leaders for violent weekend: 'That should not be happening'

    08/09/2018 3:15:37 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Thursday blamed Chicago leaders for what he described as an unbelievable surge in gun violence in the city, his first public comments since more than 70 people were shot there over the weekend. Trump, who has threatened to send in federal officers to manage Chicago's crime and violence, brought up last weekend's violence during his opening remarks at a roundtable discussion on prison reform. "We must strengthen community bonds with law enforcement, including city's like Chicago that have been an absolute and total disaster," Trump told the room of governors, attorneys general and White House staff at...
  • Horrific Chicago Statistics: More than 60 People Shot, 9 Killed This Weekend…

    08/05/2018 9:28:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 80 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 8/5/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Good grief, this is horrific. ABC News Chicago is reporting that over 60 people have been shot, with 9 killed, in Chicago just this weekend (Friday through Sunday). (Chicago) Dozens of people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said. One paramedic described the evening as “a war zone.” Since midnight, police said 43 people have been shot, six fatally. Since Friday at 5 p.m., 60 people have been shot, nine fatally, in shootings in Chicago. 34 of the shootings and five deaths occurred between 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, according to police. During one two-and-a-half...
  • American Dream is now a nightmare- it's up to its citizens to change its course (barf alert)

    07/06/2018 2:25:40 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3rd 2018 | Christine Emba
    On this Independence Day, let’s go ahead and admit that 2018 has not been the most uplifting year. Since January, there have been at least 23 shootings that left someone injured or killed at a school in the United States. As of last week, at least 2,000 minors separated from their parents were in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, with no clear path to reunification. The past several months have seen high-profile instances of outright racial harassment and a much-bemoaned downturn in “civility.” Income levels are stagnating, and inequality is soaring. A growing number of...
  • NOPD arrests 14-year-old in pair of shootings and a car burglary

    07/06/2018 2:03:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/6/18 | Hanna Krueger
    New Orleans police arrested a 14-year-old boy Friday (July 6) in connection with two shootings and a car burglary that occurred within a week of June. Investigators connected the teen with an early June car burglary, as well as a shooting on June 9 and a shooting on June 15. In the first incident, a woman parked and locked her car in the 1400 block of 3rd Street in the Garden District on June 2, but returned six days later to find it burglarized and a handgun missing from the glovebox, police said. Then, on June 9, officers discovered a...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos: My call for shooting journalists was just a 'troll'

    06/28/2018 4:03:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    “You’re about to see a raft of news stories claiming that I am responsible for inspiring the deaths of journalists,” Yiannopoulos wrote in a Facebook post. “The truth, as always, is the opposite of what the media tells you.” “I sent a troll about 'vigilante death squads' as a *private* response to a few hostile journalists who were asking me for comment, basically as a way of saying, 'F---k off.' They then published it,” he continued. “Amazed they were pretending to take my joke as a 'threat,' I reposted these stories on Instagram to mock them – and to make...
  • New York Times: ‘At Least 700 Mass Shootings’ over Last Two Years (YIKES!)

    06/13/2018 7:45:37 PM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/12/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The New York Times editorial board claims “at least 700 mass shootings” occurred over the least two years and 96 people are killed by firearms every day. The column was written to correspond with the second anniversary of the June 12, 2016, shooting at the gun-free Orlando Pulse nightclub. The gunman in that attack had a “statewide firearms license” enabling him to serve as an armed security guard and he passed a background check for the handgun and rifle he carried on the night of his attack. Moreover, he passed a waiting a period for the handgun.
  • Dramatic rise in suicides is "more than a mental health issue," CDC says

    06/07/2018 3:50:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | June 2018 | Ashley Welch
    Just days after the tragic death of fashion icon Kate Spade, new government research sheds light on a disturbing increase in suicides in the United States. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have risen dramatically across most of the country in the past three decades. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. The rate of suicide in the U.S. rose nearly 30 percent between 1999 and 2016. In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or...
  • Media Should Refrain from Naming Any Mass Public Shooter

    06/03/2018 12:11:14 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | June 1, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Ever wonder why mass public shooters commit their horrible crimes? Prosecutors in Broward County, Fla., released on Wednesday the Parkland high-school shooter’s cell-phone videos, in which he bragged, “It will be a big event, and when you see me on the news, you will all know who I am.”
  • 38 Shot, 8 Fatally, in Gun-Controlled Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend

    05/29/2018 3:33:18 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Thirty-eight people were shot, at least eight fatally, in gun-controlled Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend. The murders are in line with what the city has witnessed over the past few years. ABC7 reports there were seven murders over the Memorial Day Weekend in 2017 and eight during the same weekend in 2016. Chicago’s overall murder rate is slightly lower than it was last year at this point. USA Today reports there have been 191 murders year-to-date, whereas there were 237 murders at this same time last year. However, the murder rate is still high enough that it puts Chicago “on...
  • 8 killed this weekend Chicago

    05/28/2018 4:58:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    8 killed this weekend in Chicago