Tennessee Student Killed by Police Did Not Fire Bullet That Hit Officer, Officials Say

Anthony J. Thompson Jr., 17, a student at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tenn., was fatally shot during a struggle, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

#attacks-on-police, #education-secondary, #knoxville-tenn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #tennessee

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Ghost Guns: What They Are, and Why They Are an Issue Now

One of the actions taken by President Biden to curb gun violence was to crack down on the proliferation of firearms that are assembled from kits and do not have serial numbers.

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Is Biden Missing His Chance on Guns?

President Biden spent decades pushing for gun control. In the early days of his presidency, he’s taking a far less aggressive approach.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Broadcasting ‘the Shock, the Horror, the Outrage’ Live, Again and Again

After Columbine, the media faced criticism for focusing on the assailants rather than on the victims. A lot has changed since 1999 — except the need to cover the tragedies in the first place.

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The Kind Workers at King Soopers Who Helped a Confused College Kid

A University of Colorado Boulder graduate recalls two victims of the shooting who helped a grocery shopping novice.

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The (Way Too Many) Kids Whose Lives Have Been Upended by Gun Violence

“Children Under Fire,” by the Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox, homes in on the often overlooked suffering of children who have witnessed a shooting or lost a loved one to it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #books-and-literature, #children-under-fire-an-american-crisis-book, #cox-john-woodrow-1985, #firearms, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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After Boulder Mass Shooting, a City Grapples With Gun Control

Cities across the country have tried to adopt their own regulations. Boulder’s ordinance was blocked in court shortly before a mass shooting left 10 people dead.

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A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

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What to Know About the Colorado Grocery Store Shooting

Ten people were killed in the attack at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo., including a police officer, the authorities said.

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Police Respond to Shooting in Boulder, Colorado

Dozens of police officers in Boulder, Colo., were responding to reports of a shooting at a grocery store on Monday.

#boulder-colo, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Risking Death, Hazara Students Pursue Education at Bombed Academies

A group of young Afghans studying for college entrance exams must risk suicide attacks by the Islamic State and the looming threat of a Taliban return.

#afghanistan, #civilian-casualties, #hazaras-ethnic-group, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #taliban, #terrorism

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Nigeria’s Boarding Schools Have Become a Hunting Ground for Kidnappers

Northern Nigeria’s kidnap-for-ransom industry is growing, and it’s not just the well-off who are at risk. The new targets are poor villagers and ordinary schoolchildren.

#adichie-chimamanda-ngozi, #boko-haram, #buhari-muhammadu, #corruption-institutional, #kankara-nigeria, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #nigeria, #politics-and-government, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-nations-childrens-fund

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Pine Bluff, Ark., School Shooting Leaves One Student Injured

The shooting took place at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Arkansas. The injured student’s condition was not immediately clear.

#arkansas, #pine-bluff-ark, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Gunmen in Nigeria Attack School, Abducting Dozens and Killing a Student

Kidnappers in the West African country once targeted people with money or power. But increasingly, they are abducting people with neither — like schoolchildren.

#kidnapping-and-hostages, #nigeria, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Didn’t Come Out of Nowhere

She’s the latest descendant in a lineage of Republican women who embrace a boffo radicalism.

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More Than 300 Abducted Students Released in Nigeria, Governor Says

A Nigerian official said all of the abducted boys were released Thursday evening and would be reunited with their parents in the morning.

#boko-haram, #buhari-muhammadu, #chibok-nigeria, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #nigeria, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #terrorism

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Hundreds of Students Feared Missing After Attack at Nigeria School

Hundreds of Nigerian students are feared missing after gunmen raided a secondary school in the northern state of Katsina. The military later exchanged fire with the attackers in a forest.

#buhari-muhammadu, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #nigeria, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Deadly School Assault Catapults Kabul into Even More Despair

With the Americans scheduled to leave Afghanistan under a deal with the Taliban, the carnage at Kabul University seemed to erase the nation’s hope.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #politics-and-government, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #terrorism

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Vienna Terrorist Attack Leaves at Least 2 Dead and 15 Wounded

Several assailants with rifles opened fire in the historic heart of the city, and the police killed one of them. There was no official word on a motive.

#austria, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #terrorism, #vienna-austria

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A Teacher, His Killer and the Failure of French Integration

For generations, public schools assimilated immigrant children into French society by instilling the nation’s ideals. The beheading of a teacher has raised doubts about whether that model still works.

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #education-k-12, #france, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #muslims-and-islam, #paty-samuel-1973-2020, #politics-and-government, #religion-and-belief, #religion-state-relations, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #terrorism

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Suspect Stalked French School Before Beheading Teacher, Officials Say

The suspect, a Russian immigrant, was angered by a classroom display of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and sought help identifying the teacher involved.

#charlie-hebdo, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #muslims-and-islam, #paris-france, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #terrorism

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In Act of Heresy, N.R.A.’s Former No. 2 Calls for Gun Control

A new book from a controversial former executive accuses the National Rifle Association of “appealing to the paranoia and darkest side of our members.”

#books-and-literature, #firearms, #gun-control, #inside-the-n-r-a-book, #lapierre-wayne, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-rifle-assn, #powell-joshua-l, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #trump-donald-j

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Please Don’t Make Me Risk Getting Covid-19 to Teach Your Child

If I’m asked to return, I’ll have to walk away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Minneapolis Shooting: 1 Dead and 11 Wounded, Police Say

The shooting happened early Sunday morning in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, near the site of protests over the death of George Floyd.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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What Should Be Done About the Police?

From abolition to reinforcement, there are a lot of different ways to think through the problem.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gun-control, #police, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Schools Move to Eliminate Campus Police Officers

School resource officers were supposed to prevent mass shootings and juvenile crime. But some students and teachers see the officers themselves as a greater danger.

#education-k-12, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #national-assn-of-school-resource-officers, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Father of School Shooting Victim Takes On Smith & Wesson

A complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by a parent and two advocacy groups says the company “attracts, encourages and facilitates mass shooters.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #computer-and-video-games, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #federal-trade-commission, #firearms, #gun-control, #guttenberg-fred, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #smithwesson, #social-media, #violence-media-and-entertainment

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

The gunman was killed, and a member of the security force was injured in the attack at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, the authorities said.

#corpus-christi-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-states-navy

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Ahmaud Arbery Shooting in Georgia: Live Updates and Coverage

Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael were arrested in connection with the killing of Mr. Arbery, which had led to protests in Georgia.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #brunswick-ga, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #race-and-ethnicity, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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

This country seems resigned to preventable firearm deaths. It appears that the same is starting to happen with fatalities from the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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

Mr. Zanis, a carpenter who traveled the country honoring the dead, made over 26,000 wooden memorials over the past two decades.

#crosses-and-crucifixes, #crosses-for-losses, #deaths-obituaries, #las-vegas-nev-shooting-october-2017, #mass-shootings, #midland-odessa-tex-shooting-2019, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #zanis-greg

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Why Does the U.S. Have So Many Mass Shootings? Research Is Clear: Guns.

Americans advance a lot of theories for why they have so many more gun deaths than other countries do. The answer is lying in plain sight.

#gun-control, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #sutherland-springs-tex-shooting-2017, #united-states, #vis-multimedia

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