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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...

3 People Killed, 3 Deputies Wounded In Shootout

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his...

A Network Dedicated to Ending Gun Violence in Our Communities

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 09.23.2014 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

It is time we work together to solve this pervasive national problem, and develop ways every city in our country can effectively combat gun violence.

At Least 40 Shot In Chicago Weekend Wave Of Violence

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Su...

Grandfather Shoots Son, Grandson Fires Back: Police

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Crime

A family dispute turned deadly on Monday, when an elderly man opened fire on his son, only to be fatally shot by his grandson, police say. The inci...

Bourbon Street Shooting Video Released As Police Seek Gunmen

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 08.30.2014 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police on Monday asked the public for its help in identifying two shooters and a third "person of interest" who appear in separat...

Las Vegas Shooters' Final Moments Caught On Surveillance Tape

HuffPost | David Lohr | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

Nevada police have released surveillance footage showing the final moments of Jerad and Amanda Miller, the suspects in a weekend shooting spree that l...

Las Vegas Shooting Timeline

AP | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities provided new details about the sequence of events in the killings of two Las Vegas police officers in a restaurant and ...