CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2013
Join Times staff writer Robert J. Lopez for a discussion Monday morning on Los Angeles fire officials dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings. The move comes after the shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport last month in which a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer. Lopez reports that the " new goal is to have Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and firefighters, protected by armed law enforcement teams, rapidly enter potentially dangerous areas during active shooting incidents to treat victims and get them en route to hospital trauma centers.
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.
August 5, 1999 |
The city ground to a halt at midday Wednesday as leaders of this bustling, fractious urban center issued a call for unity and denounced violence in memory of the victims of the worst mass shootings in its recent history. "An entire city desperately wants to know, why do bad things happen to good people, why no one, including our innocent children, is immune from the evil of violence," Mayor Bill Campbell said during a memorial service at the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
July 22, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - It was 12:39 a.m. Friday when the normal rhythms of Aurora went horrifyingly awry. The first inkling came in a dispatcher's message, spoken as if the events unfolding at the Century 16 theaters were somehow matter-of-fact. "They are saying someone is shooting in the auditorium. " Police cars roared into the parking lot of the suburban Denver theater minutes later to find moviegoers splayed outside, sobbing and screaming for help, their arms and faces caked in blood.
September 28, 2012 |
Minneapolis police on Friday continued their search for clues as to why a gunman broke into a sign company's offices and opened fire, killing the owner and three others before turning the gun on himself. Five people, including the shooter, were dead after the Thursday rampage and four were wounded, officials said. As of Friday morning, one person had been treated and released from the Hennepin County Medical Center; two people remained in critical condition and one in serious condition, according to officials.
January 3, 2013
Re "Lifeline for worried parents," Column, Dec. 30 The cause of the recent mass shootings perpetrated by mentally ill gunmen is not the guns themselves but our government, which has antiquated laws that make it extremely difficult for family members who try to help their loved ones with serious mental illness to get well. Fifty percent of those with serious mental illness have no reasoning ability, nor are they in touch with reality. The National Institute on Mental Health says this is the reason people are not capable of seeking or staying in treatment.