Tag: School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Minneapolis Shooting: 1 Dead and 11 Wounded, Police Say

One person was killed and 11 wounded in a shooting in Minneapolis early on Sunday morning, the police said. Those wounded do not have life-threatening injuries, the police said. All of the victims were adults, and though a motive for the shooting was unclear, the episode involved people shooting at one another, The Minneapolis Star […]

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What Should Be Done About the Police?

Bret Stephens: Hi, Gail. A question I never thought I’d ask: Should we abolish the police? Gail Collins: Bret, I kinda think that’s stacking the deck. Should we reform the police? Set new standards? Totally rethink their role? I’m good to go anywhere except the a-word. Bret: I was struck by an Op-Ed by Mariame […]

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Schools Move to Eliminate Campus Police Officers

The national reckoning over police violence has spread to schools, with several districts choosing in recent days to sever their relationships with local police departments out of concern that the officers patrolling their hallways represent more of a threat than a form of protection. School districts in Minneapolis, Seattle and Portland, Ore., have all promised […]

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Father of School Shooting Victim Takes On Smith & Wesson

The father of a mass shooting victim and two gun safety groups petitioned the federal government on Sunday to stop the firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson from using what they described as “deceptive and unfair” marketing to promote assault-style rifles. The father, Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

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Corpus Christi Shooting: Texas Naval Base Attack Was ‘Terrorism Based’

An attack involving a gunman who was stopped early Thursday at a gate of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas was related to terrorism, the F.B.I. said on Thursday. “We have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism-related,” Leah Greeves, an F.B.I. supervisory senior resident […]

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Ahmaud Arbery Shooting in Georgia: Live Updates and Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageBrandy Rubin, left, and her sister Casey left flowers at a memorial where jogger Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, Ga., on Thursday.Credit…Erik S Lesser/EPA, via Shutterstock Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting. The two white men who were seen on […]

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Will We Shrug Off Coronavirus Deaths as We Do Gun Violence?

The coronavirus scenario I can’t stop thinking about is the one where we simply get used to all the dying. I first saw it on Twitter. “Someone poke holes in this scenario,” a tweet from Eric Nelson, the editorial director of Broadside Books, read. “We keep losing 1,000 to 2,000 a day to coronavirus. People […]

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Greg Zanis, Known as ‘The Cross Man,’ Dies at 69

ImageGreg Zanis of Aurora, Ill., preparing crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting in El Paso in August.Credit…John Locher/Associated Press Many people knew Greg Zanis simply as “the cross man.” From Newtown, Conn., to Las Vegas and El Paso, he made more than 26,000 wooden memorials — most of […]

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Several Dead in Shooting in Central Germany

BERLIN — Several people were killed after a shooter opened fire Wednesday night in the central German city of Hanau, east of Frankfurt, the police said. The authorities gave no motive for the shooting. The local public broadcaster, Hessischer Rundfunk, reported that an unidentified gunman fired several shots at a shisha bar, or hookah bar, […]

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Tessa Majors Killing: 14-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the killing of Tessa Majors, a Barnard College student, during a park robbery near her school in December. Investigators had long believed that the unidentified teenager wielded the knife that killed Ms. Majors after she bit the hand of one of her three attackers during a […]

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New Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules Will Tackle Dating Violence

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s pending rules on sexual misconduct at the nation’s schools and colleges will include provisions to shore up protections for victims of stalking and dating violence, a response to lethal attacks that have underscored the weakness of current policies. The rules will for the first time cement domestic violence, dating […]

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16-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Murder in Colorado School Shooting

ImageMourners at the funeral of Kendrick Castillo, who was killed at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado on May 7, 2019.Credit…David Zalubowski/Associated Press A 16-year-old student who told the authorities that he was bullied because he was transgender pleaded guilty on Friday to first-degree murder in a school shooting outside Denver last year that killed […]

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A Notorious Sandy Hook Tormentor Is Arrested in Florida

WASHINGTON — Sheriff’s deputies in Lake County, Fla., on Monday arrested a notorious tormentor of the parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, charging him with the unlawful possession of personal identification. Wolfgang Halbig, a former contributor to Infowars, the online and radio show hosted by the far-right provocateur Alex Jones, has spread false […]

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