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Empire State Building Shooting

Majority Of New Yorkers Want Stricter Gun Laws

Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

In a summer marred by shootings both on the local and national scale, a new study produced by Quinnipiac University reveals 61 percent of New Yorkers ...

Stricter Gun Laws Remain an Ineffective Way to Address Crime

Connor Pfeiffer | Posted 11.04.2012 | Teen
Connor Pfeiffer

Stricter gun laws simply aren't the answer, which is why increased gun regulations nationally and at the state level aren't likely to be seen in light of recent tragedies.

Marijuana's Effect on the Brain Makes You More Dumb?

Michael Warbux | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Warbux

Potheads are getting dumber according to tests. NO KIDDING! Who would have thought that marijuana made a person more dumb? Or watch this video on ...

WATCH: Wounded Bystander Defends NYPD Gunfire

Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

A bystander wounded by NYPD gunfire during Friday's shooting outside the Empire State Building is defending police conduct despite nearly being shot i...

NYPD Innocent Bystander

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Construction Worker Hailed As Hero During Empire State Shooting

Posted 08.28.2012 | Good News

Brian Dillon, the construction worker who alerted police to the gunman outside the Empire State Building on Friday, is being hailed as a hero. Dil...

White Guys Gone Wild?

Chandra Thomas Whitfield | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices
Chandra Thomas Whitfield

Sure, when tragedies of all kinds occur we all privately wonder about the race of both the assailant and the victims. My question though, is: why feed that beast? We need to remind ourselves that race does not matter, nor should it.

Questions Still Surround Empire State Building Gunman

Posted 08.27.2012 | New York

Questions remain surrounding the gunman who opened fire outside the Empire State buildingFriday, but some speculate Jeffrey Johnson knew he was going ...

NYPD Bullets Wounded All Nine In Empire State Building Shooting

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said all nine bystanders wounded in Friday's Empire State Building shooting had been hit with police gunfire, C...

Life Without Mediation

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 10.25.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

I think we've become much too accustomed to mediated news, to a world sanitized for our protection. That's what makes people ask for warnings before being shown reality, even if the discussion is about murder, and even if they had to click on a link to see what I was writing about.

GRAPHIC: Did The NYT Go Too Far With This Shooting Photo?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.24.2012 | Media

The New York Times posted a bloody photo during its coverage of Friday morning's shooting near the Empire State Building, causing some to wonder if th...

John Rudolf

Empire State Building Shooter Quiet and 'Very Lonely,' Neighbors Recall | John Rudolf | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A laid-off women's clothing designer killed by police after shooting his former boss near the Empire State Building was a quiet and fastid...

A Quick History Lesson on Gun Violence

Leslie Goshko | Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

I would never be so presumptuous to claim I had the answers. I don't. I make fart jokes into a microphone in the basements of grimy bars. But what I do hope is that one day, we can learn from our mistakes.

Empire State Building Owner Disassociates Landmark From Shooting

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

The owner of the Empire State Building has released a statement disassociating the New York City landmark from the shooting that occurred Friday morni...

Empire State Building Shooting Media Coverage: How The Press Handled Graphic Images

Poynter. | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media

When today's deadly shooting occurred in the heart of Manhattan, thousands of witnesses were nearby and many used cameras to quickly document the sce...

'The Onion' Responds To Empire State Building Shooting

Posted 08.24.2012 | Comedy

Timing is everything, both in comedy and life. "The Onion" proved that true by responding to today's tragic Empire State Building shooting by making ...

WATCH: Bloomberg And Kelly Address Empire State Building Shooting

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly held a press conference regarding the shooting that broke out near the Empire State Building Friday ...

Politicians React To Tragic Empire State Shooting

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

A gunman opened fire outside the Empire State Building on Friday morning, moments after killing a former coworker on the sidewalk outside the Manhatta...

Police Identify Empire State Building Gunman (PHOTOS OF SCENE)

Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

The NYPD has identified Jeffrey Johnson, 58, as the gunman responsible for the shooting outside the Empire State Building in New York City on Friday m...

Without a Gun, How Many Lives Would Have Been Saved?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Every time another mass shooting happens in the United States, the debate over gun control comes fleetingly to the forefront -- until political fear paralyzes courage and action.

Networks Go Wall-To-Wall For Empire State Shooting

Posted 10.24.2012 | Media

Once again this summer, the media went into rolling coverage of a deadly shooting on a Friday morning. This time, the shooting took place just outs...