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Feminist Gaming Critic Threatened With ‘Montreal Massacre Style Attack’

Feminist gaming critic and blogger Anita Sarkeesian chose to cancel a Wednesday speech at Utah State University after an anonymous email purportedly sent by a student promised to violently attack her and her audience if she went forth with the event.

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Shooter Convicted in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Trial

A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday convicted Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, of murdering African-American teenager Jordan Davis.

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Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown.

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Our Selective Outrage

The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true—but tragically is not—of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.

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1 Dead, 3 Injured in Shooting at Seattle Pacific University

In yet another incident underscoring the prevalence of gun violence in the U.S., a gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding at least three others before being tackled by a student and arrested.

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Shooting Tragedy in Santa Barbara Leaves 7 Dead

A 22-year-old man with apparent social difficulties is suspected of killing six people and injuring seven late Friday near the University of California campus in Santa Barbara.

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Four Dead Following (Another) Fort Hood Shooting (Update)

The Fort Hood military base in Texas, which was the site of a 2009 mass shooting, ordered all staff to take shelter Wednesday amid media reports of an active shooting situation that had left several people dead and wounded.

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If We Can’t Ban Guns, We Need to Love One Another

The last several months have offered the casual observer tragic evidence of the absurdity, cruelty and insanity of America’s gun culture.

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The PTSD Crisis That’s Being Ignored: Americans Wounded in Their Own Neighborhoods

Americans wounded in their own neighborhoods are not getting treatment for PTSD. They’re not even getting diagnosed.

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That Day in Dallas…

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Terminal Remains Closed After Gunman Killed 1, Injured Others at LAX

Officials say Los Angeles airport security prevented a bloodbath Friday by their swift response to a shooting that left one Transportation Security Administration officer dead and wounded at least two other people.

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Live: LAX Shut Down After Shooter Kills TSA Agent, Wounds Others

A shooting at Terminal 3 of the nation’s third-busiest airport has closed the facility while authorities try to investigate what happened.

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 READ MORE


At Least 12 Dead in Naval Shooting (Update 2)

At least 12 people were killed in a shooting at a U.S. naval facility in Washington, D.C., on Monday morning.

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Watch: An Armed George Zimmerman Pulled Over in Texas

The shooter of Trayvon Martin told an officer in Texas that he was armed after being pulled over for speeding Sunday. The whole thing was captured on camera.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 READ MORE



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Before Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, There Was Oliver Beasley

Twenty-three years after an L.A. sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a quiet, much-loved veteran, too many people still can’t move beyond their stereotypical view of race.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Santa Monica Shootings: Gun Violence Happens Everywhere

A rampage that left five people dead, including the suspected gunman, in the wealthy, liberal, seaside paradise of Santa Monica, Calif., reminds us that guns and killers are everywhere in America.

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Victims in Perspective

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3 Killed in Quantico Shooting (Video)

Three Marines are dead at a U.S. base in Virginia after a gunman opened fire on two others before shooting and killing himself.

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Firefighters Shot Dead at N.Y. Blaze

Yet another mass shooting has taken place, this time claiming the lives of two firefighters who were responding to a blaze at a house in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., early Monday morning. (UPDATED)

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Mike Huckabee Blames Connecticut Shooting on Separation of Church and State

How does one explain the massacre of 20 children at a school in Connecticut? Madness? A society that values gun rights ahead of human life? No. The answer, according to former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee, is the secularization of schools.

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‘This Is No Country for Young Black Men’

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry says that the killing of Jordan Davis is not the killing of Trayvon Martin or Emmett Till, but a sad reminder that in America, “They need not wield a weapon to pose a threat. Because, if you are a young, black man, who you are is threat enough.”

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Gunman Opens Fire as Quebec’s Premier-Elect Gives Speech

A gunman killed one person and injured another before starting a fire in the hall where Pauline Marois, Quebec’s newly elected separatist leader, was giving her victory speech after she was voted into office Tuesday.

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Breivik Declared Sane, Given Maximum Sentence

Anders Behring Breivik, “the Norwegian far-right extremist” who killed 77 people and wounded hundreds during twin attacks in Norway last summer, was Friday declared to have been sane throughout the course of his rampage. A court sentenced him to at least 21 years in prison.

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Death at the Empire State Building

A 53-year-old apparel designer shot and killed his former boss on a sidewalk outside the Empire State Building in New York City on Friday morning before he was confronted and shot dead by police officers. Nine others were wounded.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Mass Murderers’ Weapon of Choice

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: There’s a reason one particular handgun keeps showing up at mass shootings: It works. Also: Paul Ryan and life after journalism.

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Mass Murderers’ Weapon of Choice

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: There’s a reason one particular handgun keeps showing up at mass shootings: It works. Also: Paul Ryan and life after journalism.

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 READ MORE



Three Dead, Including an Officer, in Texas A&M Shooting

A Brazos County constable was among those killed during an officer-involved shooting Monday near the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

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On Your Mark

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Fear, Outrage and Explanation After 6 Killed at Sikh Temple

Authorities have identified a 40-year-old Army veteran and white supremacist as the gunman in Sunday’s Sikh temple shooting, the latest in a string of post-9/11 attacks that has shaken Sikh Americans’ sense of security.

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Suspect Identified in Wisconsin Temple Shooting

The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., that left seven people dead and three wounded has been identified as Wade Michael Page, a veteran of the U.S. Army who was once given a less than honorable discharge.

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Morgan Jones, Reporter on the Spot

It was early in the morning on July 20, when most people were asleep, that 18-year-old Morgan Jones began informing the world about the unfolding massacre in Aurora, Colo.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Anaheim Police Crack Down on Protesters (Video)

Officers stepped up efforts to quell demonstrations in Anaheim that have grown increasingly heated as protesters demand answers about two police shootings over the weekend.

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Obama, Romney and Giffords React to Colorado Theater Shootings, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mayor Bloomberg on gun control and who’s skipping the Republican National Convention.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 READ MORE


The Gag Rule on Guns

For all the dysfunction in our political system, a healthy pattern usually takes hold when a terrible tragedy seizes the nation’s attention. Unless the tragedy involves guns.

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Gunman Kills 12 at ‘Dark Knight’ Screening

A gunman shot up the audience at a premiere of the new Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” in Aurora, Colo., early Friday morning. Twelve people were killed and 59 injured by tear gas and bullets during the tragedy.

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Ending Fecklessness on Guns

Mayors have filled the void left in state legislatures, Congress and the White House by moderates, liberals and many conservatives who ought to know better but are too petrified by the NRA to confront it.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Zimmerman’s Lawyers Quit His Case

George Zimmerman’s legal team decamped Tuesday, saying in a news conference that day that they had had trouble getting through to their client, first because he hadn’t been taking their direction and then because he dropped out of contact with them as of last weekend.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Zimmerman Makes Bid for Online Support

George Zimmerman has taken to the Web to drum up support—and to support himself. The 28-year-old former neighborhood watch patrolman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, has launched a website seeking donations to cover his legal and living expenses.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 READ MORE



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No Grand Jury in Trayvon Martin Shooting

Special Prosecutor Angela Corey has decided not to put George Zimmerman in front of a grand jury, ruling out a first-degree murder charge. Zimmerman’s lawyer called the decision “courageous.”

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 READ MORE


School Shooting

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Toulouse Killings Send Tremors Through French Presidential Election

Francois Hollande is not action-man, and his presence on the scene in Toulouse inevitably was one of passive observer.

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 READ MORE


Shootings

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Video Challenges George Zimmerman’s Story

The man who killed Trayvon Martin last month, George Zimmerman, has claimed his life was threatened in a fight with the unarmed 17-year-old and thus he was forced to shoot the Florida youth. But the injuries that Zimmerman, 28, said he sustained weren’t apparent in video footage taken later that day.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 READ MORE


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Bales Charged With 17 Counts of Murder

On Friday, the U.S. military took a significant step in the case of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the American soldier accused of killing 17 civilians in Afghanistan on March 11, by formally charging him with 17 counts of murder, along with other alleged crimes.

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 READ MORE



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President Speaks Up for Trayvon Martin

It happened nearly a month ago, and his alleged killer has yet to be arrested, but Trayvon Martin’s cause made it to the White House on Friday, as President Obama took the time during a news conference in the Rose Garden to pay tribute to the slain Florida teen and reaffirm the call for justice.

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 READ MORE


Florida Shooting

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