June 1, 2012 |
In a city known for its post-hippie vibe -- street fairs, vegan cafes and politics so earnestly committed to consensus that almost nothing gets done -- Seattle's violent spring has been a rough awakening. This glacier-rimmed city that sees itself as an emerald refuge at the corner of a troubled country has been caught in a wave of often random gun violence that has claimed 21 lives since the beginning of the year--as many as in all of 2011. Wednesday's rampage by a troubled gunman, which left four people dead in a northeast Seattle cafe and a fifth in a downtown parking lot, was the worst and latest.
July 7, 2010 |
The latest murky cycle of violence in Indian-held Kashmir began late Monday in the Gangbugh neighborhood of Srinagar. Residents say paramilitary officers chased Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, 17, and two 11th grade friends, possibly fired shots in their direction — the details were not clear. The frightened youths jumped into a drainage canal to get away. Bhat, who could swim, failed to return home and the community mounted a search. At dawn, his body was found floating in the canal.
June 4, 2010 |
"Micmacs" is a whimsical whirligig of a movie filled with salvaged metal and salvaged lives, where a bullet to the brain brings insight and a bunch of clever misfits bring a couple of weapons-making giants to their knees. What fun. This good-versus-evil fable soon reveals itself to be a wide-ranging philosophical playground for French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet as he settles into a Paris junkyard where discards, human and otherwise, find a second life. Bazil (the wonderful Dany Boon)
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July 24, 2009 |
A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a stray bullet in a gang-related shooting, police said. The boy was injured Wednesday night when a man got into an argument with a group of people that escalated into a fight and another man pulled out a gun, said Nancy Pratt, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. The shooter's intended victim ran away and was not hit, police said. But the boy was struck while standing with his mother outside a relative's house on Earl Street.
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June 25, 2008 |
A 14-year-old girl and her 5-month-old sister were injured when a bullet entered their bedroom during a confrontation between rival gangs, authorities said Tuesday. A man standing on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of West Camile Street fired several shots at a passing pickup truck about 8:30 p.m. Monday, said Santa Ana Police Cpl. Jose Gonzalez. A stray bullet entered the house, striking the teenager in the upper torso and pelting the baby with the debris. Witnesses described the shooter as a heavyset, bald man wearing a dark T-shirt.
April 27, 2008 |
Ines Maria da Silva stares blankly outside her shack as she tells how she lost all five of her sons to the violence that makes Recife the deadliest major city in Brazil. The first son died 15 years ago in a fight over a girl, another after telling a mob he didn't want a pedophile lynched on his doorstep. The third was stabbed while arguing with a friend and the fourth was shot, mistaken for a thief. Her last remaining son was felled by a stray bullet as he joined Recife's famous carnival celebrations a year ago. "I just want to understand, how come no one is punished?"