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Senseless and Sensibility

Charlie Allenson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

If the NRA had its way along with its political supporters, anybody who wants a gun would have a gun. No questions. No training. No taking of responsibility for actions resulting from the use of that gun. And if possible, let's blame the victim.

2 Killed, Including Police Officer, In Louisiana Domestic Dispute

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime

Two people were killed, including a police officer, and two others injured in an apparent domestic dispute near a Louisiana convenience stor...

Defendant Snatches Bailiff's Gun, Kills Himself At Courthouse

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police say a man being escorted through a courthouse by a bailiff after a court hearing has killed himself with ...

Why We're Responsible for the Deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime
Danielle Campoamor

This country has a fascination with guns and gun violence. From the sensationalism of firing weapons intended to kill others, to hoarding high-powered guns to create a false sense of power or protection, we have a love-affair with cold metal and the indifferent ammunition it can fire.

Barbara Lee Hosts Community Forum on Racial Justice

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

On August 18th, 2015 Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a community forum at Brookins AME Church in Oakland, CA to discuss policing, church shootings, and racist policies in America. Watch.

19 People Shot Dead In São Paulo 'Massacre'

Associated Press | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.15.2015 | Latino Voices

At least 19 people were shot to death within the span of about three hours in Brazil's biggest metropolitan area, law enforcement officials said Frid...

The Trumping of Real Over Unreal

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Donald Trump is producing an endless field day of a political season for any psychologically-inclined media looky loo. The outrage and shock waves fo...

A Modest Suggestion to Make Americans Confront the Scourge of Gun Violence

Mike Weisser | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Yesterday, I read about a new project to place memorial markers at the 4,000 sites where African Americans were lynched in the South. It awoke the emotions I felt when I first viewed plaques on buildings in Paris memorializing Jews who were sent East by the Nazis and never seen again.

How Mitt Romney and Retailers Dismantled Dixie

Alan Kelly | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

When the disillusioned 21-year-old Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black worshipers at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, the tragedy quickly focused on the legacy of the Confederate flag and its tacit endorsement of racism. For presidential candidates courting southern conservatives, this called for high-wire political acts.

Our Jihadis and Theirs: The Real (Armed) Dangers of American Life

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

National security officials and politicians have been pounding home the message that the "greatest threat" to Americans is an extreme and brutal jihadist movement thousands of miles away and the videos and social media messages its followers produce that make it seem close at hand.

Police Search For Motive In Fatal Wal-Mart Shooting

AP | DAVE KOLPACK and BLAKE NICHOLSON | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two people who were in the car with a U.S. airman when he drove to a North Dakota Wal-Mart and opened fire inside the store in...

Cops Kill Man Suspected In Ex's Slaying Outside Of Casino

AP | TOM HAYS and MICHAEL BALSAMO | Posted 05.26.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — An armed homicide suspect died in gunfight with police early Tuesday after killing his ex-girlfriend and shooting at a man who was w...

2 Dead, Several Injured In Early Morning Shooting At Wal-Mart

AP | Posted 05.26.2015 | Crime

Police say the gunman is among the two people who died in a shooting at a Wal-Mart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Lt. Derik Zimmel says the sh...

9 Percent Of Americans Have Anger Issues And Easy Gun Access: Study | Posted 04.09.2015 | Crime
Read More: Shootings, Crime News

Guns and anger issues probably don't mix, but a new study suggests that nearly nine percent of Americans admit they've both exhibited impulsive angry ...

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Workplace Shooting At Security Company

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 04.25.2015 | Crime

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting at a New Jersey security company that left one man dead and another injured was sparked by an "on...

On Tragedy and Grief: On Our Three Winners

Connor Belson | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Connor Belson

But even more has stood out to me. On top of accomplishments and talents and passions. On top of everything else Deah and Yusor and Razan had going for them. And that is the incredible impact that three positive spirits can have on this world.

Police: Gunman Opens Fire Inside City Hall, Injuring 2 Officers

AP | Posted 03.28.2015 | Crime

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a suburban Minneapolis city building Monday night, injuring two police officers before authoritie...

A New Paradigm to Fix the World -- Fixing a Failure to Consider

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Truly considering another person's POV means comprehending it, understanding it and most importantly "feeling" it from their side.

Pregnant Woman, 3 Others Fatally Shot

AP | Posted 11.22.2014 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a pregnant woman and three others were shot and killed in a Cleveland, Ohio home, and a 10-year-old girl was wounded but...

What Does It Feel Like to Be Shot?

Quora | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

The actual shot felt like nothing as my adrenaline was pumping, it wasn't until the 911 operator asked me if I had been hit, that my body relaxed a bit and the blood soaked my pant leg (yes, like in the movies) and the pain was crippling.

Treat Gun Violence Crisis With Same Urgency as Ebola Scare

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Jumaane D. Williams

My prayers also with the families dealing with the deadly disease. At the same time, I must contrast that with the complete lack of national political will to deal with a very real and present pandemic: the public health crisis of gun violence.

Restaurant Manager Arrested After 15 People Shot At Teen Party

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

MIAMI (AP) — The manager of a restaurant where 15 people were shot during a teen party over the weekend was arrested for selling liquor without a li...

Police Shootings Are Becoming Less Random

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

"Shoot first, ask questions later" used to be a joke, meant to emphasize the idea of getting things done more efficiently by dealing with questions of...

3 Dead, 4 Injured Within 1 Hour In Los Angeles-Area Shootings

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime

GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people killed and four others injured within the span of an hour Sunday in the norther...

Man Dies In Shooting Outside Of Peace Concert

AP | Posted 10.14.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot and killed outside a Philadelphia concert being held to promote peace and stem violence in the ci...