Two Parkland school shooting survivors have died

Two Parkland school shooting survivors have died

Two Parkland school shooting survivors have died by suicide over the last week — a tragic reminder of the lingering pain and trauma brought by gun violence. Sydney Aiello, a 19-year-old recent graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, took her life last weekend. On Sunday, police confirmed that a second survivor,…
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Promises Tougher Gun Laws Within Days Of Shooting

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Promises Tougher Gun Laws Within Days Of Shooting

While murders in New Zealand are rare, guns are common and very easy to obtain online or through newspaper ads. According to the Small Arms Survey, there were 1.2 million registered firearms in 2017, which makes New Zealand's gun ownership higher than Australia's, but still far lower than the U.S., where there is more than…
Utrecht shooting: what we know so far

Utrecht shooting: what we know so far

At least three people are dead and five injured after a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack. Authorities have arrested one suspect, 37-year-old Gökmen Tanis, whom they believe to be “associated with the incident” in Utrecht. The city’s mayor,…
How To Help The Victims Of The Christchurch, New Zealand Shooting

How To Help The Victims Of The Christchurch, New Zealand Shooting

The world is mourning the tragic loss of 50 people and the injury of 50 others in the terrorist attack which targeted two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. In the aftermath, organizations and community-organized crowdfunding have come together to support the victims and their families. The attack was carried out during Jumu’ah, one…
Christchurch mosque shooting: what we know so far

Christchurch mosque shooting: what we know so far

Several people have been killed early Friday morning in what authorities have deemed a terrorist attack at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. According to police, 49 people have been killed with another 48 injured and receiving medical care. A 28-year-old man is in custody, was charged with murder, and will appear…
Sacramento police officers will not be charged for fatally shooting Stephon Clark

Sacramento police officers will not be charged for fatally shooting Stephon Clark

Two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed an unarmed black man as he stood in his grandmother’s backyard last year will not be charged in his death, prosecutors announced Saturday, making this the latest high-profile police shooting where officers are not held criminally accountable for using deadly force. Stephon Clark, 22, was shot dead…
Aurora, Illinois, shooting: what we know

Aurora, Illinois, shooting: what we know

A shooter killed at least five people and injured multiple others, including police officers, at the Henry Pratt Company building in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday afternoon. Police responded to the shooting, killing the gunman. The shooter is believed to have been a worker who was being fired at the Henry Pratt Company, a manufacturing warehouse.…
In the year after Parkland, there was nearly one mass shooting a day

In the year after Parkland, there was nearly one mass shooting a day

On December 14, 2012, a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children, six adults, and himself. The horrific mass shooting led to calls to stop such tragedies in the US forever — in the mantra of “never again.” Since Sandy Hook, though, there have been nearly 2,000 mass…
Sebring, Florida, bank shooting: what we know

Sebring, Florida, bank shooting: what we know

At least five people were killed Wednesday after a gunman barricaded himself inside a SunTrust bank in Sebring, Florida, local law enforcement confirmed. One suspect is in custody after surrendering to a SWAT team, according to police. This is a breaking news story, and the details subject to change. We’ll update with new information as…
Did Chicago police cover up the Laquan McDonald shooting? A judge is about to decide.

Did Chicago police cover up the Laquan McDonald shooting? A judge is about to...

In 2014, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot and killed Laquan McDonald, a black 17-year-old. Van Dyke was convicted last year in a case that drew national attention, and now three other officers who have been accused of covering up the shooting will find out if they will face punishment as well. On January…

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