Las Vegas Shooting Leaves Two Police Officers Dead

By: Monday June 9, 2014 7:49 am

It happened again. Another shooting, this one in Las Vegas, has claimed the lives of three victims as well as the two shooters who committed suicide. The shooters shot themselves after killing two police officers in a pizzeria and a woman at a nearby Walmart. The motive for killing the police officers seems to be political with one of the shooters yelling “This is the start of a revolution” before the shooting began.

 

Shooting at Seattle Pacific University Leaves Four Shot, One Dead

By: Friday June 6, 2014 6:50 am

Another day, another mass shooting in America. The latest one was at Seattle Pacific University and has left four people shot and one dead. The shooter, 26 year-old Aaron Ybarra, is said to have been obsessed with the Columbine School Shooting, even visiting the site of the massacre.

A police badge is not a license to kill

By: Saturday April 5, 2014 6:40 pm

A police badge is not a license to kill.

Spike Lee Sued Over George Zimmerman Tweets: Wrong Address Causes Grief

By: Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:41 pm

An elderly Florida couple is suing director Spike Lee over  tweets he made on March 23, 2012, less than a month after shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

BREAKING: Shots Fired at Los Angeles International Airport

By: Friday November 1, 2013 10:34 am

There are reports of a shooting Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). A shooter opened fire and is apparently “down” and a high powered rifle secured.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel Hernandez, They Call Me A Hero: A Memoir of My Youth

By: Sunday March 24, 2013 1:59 pm

Daniel Hernandez does a remarkable job of taking us inside that day his boss, Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot, a day none of us would hope to be inside of, ever. He recalls his specific feelings and frustrations at being at the absolute center of the event, but knowing little about its outcome. And then, in an avalanche of media attention, he describes how he undertook an overwhelming 215 interviews by the day of the memorial service in Tucson. There he met President Obama and the First Lady. There his iconic media status was cemented by that hug from the President, who said to him, moments after announcing to a cheering crowd that he had just come from Gabby Giffords’ hospital bedside, where she’d opened her eyes for the first time: “And, Daniel, I’m sorry, you may deny it, but we’ve decided you are a hero, because you ran through the chaos to minister to your boss and tended to her wounds and helped keep her alive.”

Thus began the journey of a young man who became an icon for so many: a gay, Hispanic student intern who ran toward danger to save a Congresswoman shot in the line of duty and ended up sitting with the First Lady at the State of the Union

Zimmerman Pleads Not Guilty in Trayvon Martin Shooting, Will Invoke Stand Your Ground Law

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 12:15 pm

As I’m sure you know, George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder yesterday, a charge that surprised many legal experts who expected something more like manslaughter.

Reports: Zimmerman to Be Charged in Trayvon Martin Death

By: Wednesday April 11, 2012 12:40 pm

According to multiple reports, neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman will be charged this afternoon in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Special prosecutor Angela Corey will make the announcement. There is no word yet on what charge Zimmerman will face, either second-degree murder or manslaughter. Corey could not file first-degree murder charges because she did not impanel a grand jury, a requirement for that charge in Florida.

Trayvon Martin Case Prosecutor to Decide By Friday

By: Wednesday April 11, 2012 8:50 am

Angela Corey, the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, announced Tuesday she will make her decision on whether to charge George Zimmerman within 72 hours — by Friday. And given recent events, her decision has become tougher, especially if she leans against prosecution.

The Smearing of Trayvon Martin

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 12:10 pm

It was inevitable that conservatives would view the tragic death of a 17 year-old black kid as a political game where they were “losing” and had to come up with something to get back the upper hand. Thus we have a spate of revolting counter-attacks on the character of a dead teenager, as if any of them would warrant shooting someone in cold blood.

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