If black men are more likely to be murdered by a gun and the paragon of safety from gun violence is more guns, then the obvious solution to solve the problem of black-on-black crime is to make sure that all black men own guns and are trained to use them properly.
While accidents are commonplace, many can have legal consequences. Spilling hot coffee, slipping and falling, and the often-occurring automobile "fender bender" may cause injury to people and property and result in lawsuits seeking monetary damages. But some accidents are far more serious.
She also has other things on her mind such as her love affair with Anthony Rotunno, one of the nicest guys to ever walk the earth. He loves her and she loves him, but she also loves the memory of her first husband.
Sometimes the justice system just doesn't work. The prosecutor could be more interested in winning than finding the truth. The defense attorney migh...
It's difficult to think of this girl's last minutes, attacked by the man she called daddy, staring, scared and uncomprehending, as she bled to death. But it's her killer who's on my mind. I don't understand how he could have taken a life. But he's a friend now and his terror has become mine.
As a very vocal advocate for the eradication of domestic violence, I am greatly frustrated by the apparent indifference our culture has towards domestic violence and the cancerous destruction it has on our families.
When most heads think of Humboldt County, bucolic fields of bud, a rugged coastline and fun-loving pot growers come to mind, but few realize that there's a dark side to this hippie paradise that only the locals know about.
They're angry that violence exists and that in this culture, it's acceptable to some degree. They understand that where you live can determine whether you have a better future than someone else."
The bill, S.54, would establish specific offenses to prohibit and punish straw purchasing of firearms; would create a federal statute to criminalize gun trafficking and those who conspire to traffic or organize straw purchases.
There is nothing honorable about the way in which the Nebraska officers bullied a mentally impaired man into falsely confessing to a double murder. Mr. Bruning should be insisting that the Livers interrogation be required viewing for every law enforcement officer in Nebraska.
I can't quite shake the magnitude of what happened between these two boys. I have empathy for both of them because I realize that extreme actions are byproducts of extreme longing.
The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.
I'm suggesting that we go block by block, again and again, to make sure that people know about the epidemic called gun violence. It's spread by a virus called guns, and as long as young men between 15 and 30 believe they are immune to it, the epidemic will continue to spread.
Director John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings is a fascinating coming of age story that makes an unexpected contribution to the evolution of the film noir genre.
Funny thing is, just as with Spenser and Travis McGee, Jake never seemed that hard-boiled to me. Oh, there's the occasional tough-guy line: "They don't call us sharks for our ability to swim."
The Navy Yard. The Farmers Market. The Second Amendment... ...