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Seung Hui Cho

Media Should Stop Showing Videos By Mass Shooters Like Elliot Rodger

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.03.2014 | Media
Larry Atkins

The most important reason not to show these videos is the element of copycat shooters. In the future, troubled and angry people might see the videos of Cho, the Columbine killers, and Rodger and decide to get their 15 minutes of fame as well.

Jason Cherkis

Gus Deeds, Virginia Tech Shooter Had This In Common

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Years before Gus Deeds failed to get the psychiatric help he needed, stabbed his father, Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds, and fatally s...

Crazy Every Day: America's Mental Illness Epidemic

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

How many families have to be devastated by the impact of this disease before we make mental illness a priority in this country? One in four is sick. If it were influenza, it would be an epidemic.

Papers, Please!

George Heymont | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether undocumented immigrants crawl through a tunnel linking Mexico with the United States or pay a Chinese "snakehead" to help them stow away aboard a container ship bound for America, every day of their life begins with the fear that they will be asked "Papers, please!"

David Lohr

Va. Tech Families Mourn Sandy Hook; Offer Support

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.15.2012 | Crime

As they prepare to mark the upcoming sixth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting, families of the victims in that tragedy are mourning again follo...

The Shocking Campus Shooting in Virginia You Never Heard Of

Matthew Pearl | Posted 02.14.2012 | Crime
Matthew Pearl

Last week's murder at Virginia Tech naturally evokes memories of the horrific massacre there four and a half years ago. Another shocking killing -- one that happened in 1840 -- sheds further light on how to understand campus shootings.

Mental Illness Coverage Is Mixed

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

I too have experienced delusions on an airplane. Though I have tamed my one-time diagnosis of schizophrenia, I did show psychotic symptoms earlier in the year when I was switching medication.

The Same Old Story

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

If the cases of Seung-Hui Cho and Steven Kazmierczak have taught us anything, it's that red flags do appear consistently among shooters. What is needed is a screening process.