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No Silver Bullet... But Focus on Guns to Reduce Global Violence

Daniel Mack | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Daniel Mack

Quite clearly, certainly in the Americas but also most of the world, firearms should be the principal focus for those attempting to curb violence through better safety, regulation and control of its 'tools'.

Cooking the Crime Numbers in Honduras?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

It seems clear that the Hernández administration is intending to exert some control over the information that is publicized regarding Honduras' homicide rates, particularly as it is reported in the international press.

Shoot First, Claim Self-Defense Later

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Maybe I've got it all mixed up, but I haven't seen any interviews with guys in prison who pulled out a gun and shot someone because it was the "only" way they could settle an argument on favorable terms.

Honduras Homicide Rate Drops Again

Marco Cáceres | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Think about it... 75.1 would allow the Nationalists to boast that they succeeded in lowering the homicide rate to what it was prior to the Lobo years. Clever, but it really is more likely that the Observatory's number is the more accurate one.

Honduras: Oh Hell... Extortion

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The problem of drug trafficking in Honduras appears to be on the decline, at least if you take the word of Arturo Corrales, the country's so-called "Super-Minister" of Defense and security.

Honduras: Impending Military Police State?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The question is, "Will Hondurans really be safer with thousands of military police walking around armed to the teeth?" Given the history of the military in Honduras and other Latin American countries, it is right to be worried about the answer.

Preparing for Disaster in Nicaragua

Michael Solis | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Michael Solis

My friends tease me, telling me I have to relax. But the truth is that we never know when these things might happen, and it's better to be prepared for the worst should the unwanted ever unfold.

The Massive Human and Moral Cost of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The heartrending massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., has galvanized public attention once again after a mass shooting. But the killing of children by gun violence is not new. In 2013, as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the dream of our gun-slain prophet of nonviolence, let us truly hear and follow rather than just celebrate him. Now is the time to free ourselves from the plague of gun violence which has taken over 1.3 million American lives since Dr. King and Robert Kennedy's assassinations in 1968. This is twice the loss of life than all American battle casualties in all the major wars we have fought since our nation began.

A Day the Headlines Wept

Jerry Lanson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Jerry Lanson

First I read the stories of the kids. Then I read the facts: cold, hard, cruel.

Shocker: America Spends $2.16 Trillion on Violence Annually

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

One out of every 7 dollars spent in the U.S. is spent containing violence. Is this really how we want to measure America's success, how we want to develop as a society, and how we want to leave the world for our children and our children's children?

Countless Lives Sacrificed to NRA Conceits

Michele Swenson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Crime
Michele Swenson

The NRA continues to promote a domestic arms race in the form of an armed citizenry by peddling fear, and quashing any dialogue about the excesses of the gun culture as "exploitation" of massive gun crime.

New Study Shows Violence Costing America Over $460 Billion

Michael Shank | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

The U.S. Peace Index is based on analysis of homicide, violent crime, policing, incarceration rates and availability of small arms data. With improvements in all five of these indicators from the 2011 to the 2012 USPI, the U.S. was found to be more peaceful than at any time since 1991.

Is Mexico Winning the War on Drugs?

José Fernando López | Posted 03.24.2012 | Latino Voices
José Fernando López

The drug trafficking network seems infinite and every time a head is chopped -- in some cases literally -- dozens more sprout willing to take the risks associated with this activity that, above all, is disproportionally profitable compared to any normal busines

The 10 Most Peaceful States

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

While the nation as a whole might be in financial disarray, some states have found surprising success in lowering government spending by reducing crim...

10 Most Violent States In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

We've all heard that crime doesn't pay. Peace, it turns out, just might. The newest edition of the U.S. Peace Index, developed by the Institute fo...

Newark Murder-Free In March: Zero Homicides In Newark, New Jersey, For First Full Month Since 1944

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city of Newark, New Jersey has achieved something that has eluded it for more than 40 years. Police logged zero homicides during the entire month ...

Chicago Murders Down 11 Percent In 2009: Strong Reversal From 2008

chicagotribune.com | Annie Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

But nearing the end of this year, homicides in the city have dropped by 11 percent, apparently reversing the 2008 spike and bringing the city more in ...

First Sweat Lodge Survivor Speaks Out, Reveals Details Of Tragic Incident

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — More than 50 followers of spiritual guru James Arthur Ray had just endured five strenuous days of fasting, sleep-deprivation ...

Homicides Down In Some Large US Cities

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MILWAUKEE — Killings dropped by a third here last year, making Wisconsin's largest city among the nation's most successful in tackling its 2008 ...

Study: Black-on-black homicides rising among teens

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Black teenagers are killing each other in rising numbers but the troubling trend has been masked by a falling crime rate in the United ...