December 16, 2013 |
Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now. Harvard University issued that warning Monday morning, and police swarmed the Cambridge, Mass., campus for several hours. The bomb threat proved false, but Harvard was not alone in seeing its final exams disrupted: That afternoon, the University of Massachusetts Boston evacuated a building after reports of a gunman, which also turned out to be unfounded.
December 4, 2013 |
A gun-carrying student who was arrested at the University of New Haven kept newspaper clippings about mass shootings in his home and a large ammunition cache in a padlocked bedroom, police said Wednesday. William Dong, 22, of Fairfield, Conn., was charged with illegal possession and transport of an assault weapon as well as breach of peace after officials said he was seen getting out of his sport utility vehicle with a rifle Tuesday and walking toward the university campus in West Haven, Conn.
November 4, 2013 |
LAX is not trending on Twitter. Seventy-two hours after a man opened fire on our gateway to the world, there is no discernible outcry for action, little apparent conversation at all. As I write these words, the latest mass shooting is not on the front page of the left-leaning Huffington Post or the right-leaning Drudge Report. It's not lighting up the social media outlets where average people exchange points of view, or the op-ed pages where our nation's elite do the same. The president called the head of the TSA to express condolences, but there will be no presidential visit to console the families of the victims.
September 26, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Four men were killed and five people seriously injured early Thursday at a bar outside the northern city of Monterrey when assailants burst in and opened fire on patrons, officials with the state government of Nuevo Leon said. The shooting in the Monterrey suburb of Santa Catarina comes a little more than three days after gunmen killed 10 people, including a young girl, at a party celebrating the victory of a baseball team near the border city of Ciudad Juarez, in the state of Chihuahua.
September 22, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An anguished President Obama called on Americans on Sunday to transform the nation and find a way to limit gun violence. Speaking at a memorial for 12 workers who died in the Washington Navy Yard rampage last week, he urged the U.S. not to accept mass shootings as routine. This, Obama noted, is the fifth time he has grieved with communities "ripped apart by mass violence" since taking office in January 2009. "Once more our hearts are broken," he told the more than 5,000 people who attended the service at the Marine Barracks Washington, a few blocks from the Navy Yard.
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September 18, 2013 |
We're all feeling a little desensitized now, aren't we? Another mass shooting. Ho hum. Nothing will change, so why bother making noises about the gun sickness that pervades this country? Congress won't do anything to tighten up gun regulations. Politicians who advocate for stronger gun measures will be tossed out of office . The mentally ill will continue to fall through the cracks ( with or without Obamacare ). Background checks for military contractors will never be up to par . Young men who tell police they hear voices, are being followed or sent vibrations through microwaves will never be forced into 72-hour mental health holds.