In case you’re in a hurry, here’s the express version of this story: – African-American teen killed by a white cop; – Grand jury won’t indict, cop walks free; – Family wins wrongful death lawsuit; – Taxpayers lay out $3.9 million to pay for their killer cops on the loose. Read, repeat. And now, the [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday February 6, 2015 9:00 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:19 am|
Earlier today in Ottawa an unidentified gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier before entering the Canadian Parliament building and opening fire. Parliament was in session and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was evacuated as law enforcement exchanged gunfire with the assailant who was subsequently killed.
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: Charlie Grapski Saturday April 5, 2014 6:40 pm|
A police badge is not a license to kill.
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: Teddy Partridge 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
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: David Dayen 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.