Tag: shooting

4-Year-Old Becomes 5th Family Member to Fall Victim to Gun Violence After Accidentally Shooting Himself

Image: iStock Na’vaun Jackson is a miracle. “He’s breathing on his own, he’s doing something different every day,” his mother, Brijjanna Price, said at a press conference on Thursday. Her relief is palpable. Advertisement “Everything the doctors are saying, God says different.” According to CNN, the inquisitive four-year-old found a gun under a pillow on […]

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Two Men Allegedly Got Hammered Then Shot Each Other While Wearing Bulletproof Vests

Charles Ferris, left, and Christopher Hicks, right. Photo via Benton County Sheriff Department. Two Arkansas men got all dummied up on the good stuff and allegedly did something most of us, at one point in our lives, have probably wanted to do—they shot a friend point blank in the chest, police said. According to a […]

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Los Angeles Cops Make Arrest in Fatal Shooting of Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle in 2018Photo: Associated Press Los Angeles police Tuesday nabbed a man wanted in the fatal shooting of Nipsey Hussle. The news comes just two days after Hussle’s sudden and tragic death Sunday at the hands of a gunman. Advertisement Working on a tip that someone matching the suspect’s description was in the area, […]

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For Students in Dublin, Ga., Armed Teachers Aren’t an Anomaly, They’re an Expectation

Photo: Jenna Eason (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Between meager wages, overcrowded classrooms, limited funding, and a host of other headaches, teachers have plenty on their plates. But as if they don’t already have enough to worry about—because educating our children has somehow become an afterthought in the equation—the onus has now fallen on our educators to […]

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How Christchurch Has Changed the Lives of Australian Muslims

This article originally appeared on VICE Australia. On the afternoon of March 15, a 28-year-old Australian and self-professed white supremacist walked into two Mosques in Christchurch and murdered 50 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the attacks as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days” and her government swiftly moved to heavily restrict the nation’s access […]

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Grammy-Nominated Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot and Killed Outside Store

Image: Nipsey Hussle performs onstage at the Warner Music Pre-Grammy Party at the NoMad Hotel on February 7, 2019 (Getty Images) Grammy-Nominated Rapper Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Davidson Ashedom, has died after being shot multiple times while standing outside of his Marathon Clothing Company store in the Hyde Park section of Los Angeles. Ashedom’s shooting […]

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Video game industry struggles with attempt to pull it into New Zealand shooting

On the eve of the biggest conference for game developers, the makers of video games are struggling with a shooter’s attempt to bring them into the forefront of the shootings in New Zealand. I am feeling heartsick about this event, with so much loss of life. And I worry that the aftermath will once again […]

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New Zealand Mosques Shooting Suspect Called Trump a ‘Symbol of White Supremacy’ and Claimed He Was Just a ‘Regular White Man’ Ensuring a ‘Future for My People’ 

Brenton TarrantScreenshot: YouTube The suspected gunman who killed dozens of worshippers inside two New Zealand mosques is an Australian man who reportedly posted a 74-page manifesto that called Donald Trump as a “symbol of white supremacy” before the shooting . According to Yahoo News, the alleged killer who live-streamed the attack identified himself as Brenton […]

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Second Suspect Charged With Capital Murder for Death of Jazmine Barnes

Larry WoodruffePhoto: Harris County Sheriff’s Office (AP) Suspect Larry Woodruffe has been charged with capital murder for the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. Per NPR, police believe Woodruffe, 24, was the person who fired on the car Jazmine Barnes and her family were in as they made their way out of a parking lot on […]

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Could Police Have Prevented 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes’ Death?

It’s true of every case of white supremacist violence, every senseless and unprovoked shooting that causes the death of innocent people, and it may very well be the case here: We could have prevented this. Prominent civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who has in the past represented slain innocents Jemel Roberson and Botham Jean, posted […]

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‘Mama, Jazmine’s Not Moving’: Family of 7-Year-Old Killed in Car Shooting Grieves, Gunman Still at Large

Jazmine BarnesScreenshot: KHOU The family of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed in an unprovoked shooting at a Walmart parking lot, is sharing the heartbreaking details of the attack and its aftermath. LaPorsha Washington, Jazmine’s mother, told CNN, “Every time I wake up I want it to be a dream.” Advertisement Washington, 30, who says […]

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7-Year-Old Killed in Senseless Shooting Attack on Black Family

Photo: iStock Police have begun a manhunt for the gunman responsible for shooting and killing 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in an apparently unprovoked attack on a black family. According to KTRK, the family was exiting a Houston Walmart parking lot in a car driven by Barnes’ mother, LaPorsha Washington, 30, when a suspect pulled up beside […]

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Gun Deaths in US at Record High. NRA Says Chill on Gun Control and Figure Out…IDK, Something?

Graphic: iStock If the gun-related deaths we write about started to give you broken-record vibes, it’s for a reason: recent reports indicate that gun deaths in the U.S. have reached an all-time high. From CNN: Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in […]

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Gun Deaths in US at Record High. NRA Says Chill on Gun Control and Figure Out … IDK, Something?

Graphic: iStock If the gun-related deaths we write about started to give you broken-record vibes, it’s for a reason: recent reports indicate that gun deaths in the U.S. have reached an all-time high. From CNN: Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in […]

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First Someone Murdered His Zebras, Then He Was Shot Too

Henninger with a pet zebra. Photos via Facebook.  This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Warning: The following contains images that some people may find disturbing. Five times since last October, Mike Henninger would walk around Hevans Safari, his homemade petting zoo, and find one of his zebras either dead or suffering. Some survived for […]

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The Police Call Was Supposed to Be a Wellness Check on a Friend. So How Did Travis Jordan End Up Dead? 

Travis JordanScreenshot: KSTP-TV Travis Jordan, 36, had been living with his friend and co-worker Paul Johnson and his wife in the couple’s Minneapolis home. On Friday, Johnson became concerned about Jordan and called police. Jordan had been “having a lot of suicidal thoughts because, um, depression, anxiety, but he’s not taking any pills for that. […]

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Top Congressional Leaders on Both Sides Passed on Visiting Pittsburgh With Trump Because He’s Trash

People pause in front of at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting that killed 11 people and wounded 6 at the Tree Of Life Synagogue on October 29, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Photo: Jeff Swensen (Getty Images) Top Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle declined to join the president on his trip […]

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Sarah ‘Suckabee’ Sanders Continues Defense of Hatemonger, the President of Whitekanda

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders aka “Suckabee” aka “The Devil’s Mouthpiece” continues to be the runaway leader in the administration’s competition for the “Worst Person Not Named Trump” award. In another standout performance since Saturday’s massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue that left 11 people dead, Sanders […]

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