January 11, 2013 |
Quentin Tarantino has been getting asked a lot about the link between movie violence and real-life violence lately, especially since his new film "Django Unchained" features an over-the-top massacre. But, he finally lost it when a British TV interviewer attempted to broach the subject recently. The director appeared on Britain's Channel 4 this week with interviewer Krishnan Guru-Murthy to discuss his latest film. Though Tarantino was happy to discuss the picture's brutal look at slavery in America's past (a topic he bragged he single-handedly brought back into the national discussion)
January 8, 2013 |
Once upon a midnight dreary, Kevin Williamson became weak and weary--fielding questions on the violence seen in Fox's upcoming horror drama “The Following.” The creator and executive producer, who is also behind the CW's “The Vampire Diaries” and slasher flick “Scream,” was hit with questions Tuesday about the drama's dark and brutal content during the Television Critics Assn. press tour - a topic he, surprisingly, didn't seem quite prepared to discuss, trailing off or saying he couldn't hear questions. (At one point, in what seemed a bid to distract from the weighty topic that had overrun the panel, its leads Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy gave each other a playful smooch after a reporter brought up their palpable chemistry.
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October 15, 1992
I am a 10-year-old student at Hawaiian Avenue School in Wilmington and I don't like what's going on here. There's a lot of violence and (nearly) every day one person dies because of the gangs and violence. Also innocent people get killed and I would like the violence to stop. So I was thinking of getting people together to stop the gangs and violence. SANDRA QUINTERO Wilmington
March 25, 2013 |
As the Myanmar government urged calm, Muslim shops reportedly sat shuttered Monday in the capital of Yangon, a sign of continued unease after the re-eruption of deadly religious violence in the country. Riots in the central city of Meiktila, reportedly triggered by an argument between Buddhists and a Muslim shop owner, are estimated to have killed at least 32 people last week. Mosques were burned and homes destroyed as mobs attacked Muslims. The violence spread beyond Meiktila through the week and into the weekend, displacing thousands of people.
August 13, 2011 |
President Obama spoke by phone Saturday with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and British Prime Minister David Cameron about Syria, and the leaders again called on the Syrian regime to end the “brutal campaign of violence” against its own people. Syria's soldiers and police have opened fire on protesters in recent weeks, and activists claim as many as 2,000 people have been killed. Last week, Abdullah broke his silence and called on the regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to “stop the killing machine.” Abdullah also recalled the Saudi ambassador from Damascus.
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March 22, 2013 |
A fundraiser being hosted by Los Angeles County sheriff's officials Thursday night ended in violence, with one guest arrested and more arrests possible, a spokesman confirmed. Sheriff's deputies were hosting a party at Cities, a bar and restaurant in East Los Angeles, to raise money for an annual law enforcement relay race. About 2 a.m. Friday, there was an altercation that involved off-duty deputies and guests. One woman invited to the party was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
January 3, 2011 |
Abuse of children and adolescents has often been described as a hidden problem. For a number of reasons -- including fear of retaliation and other consequences among kids themselves, families' wishes to keep their business private and a belief that the authorities just don't care -- violent crimes against children are less likely to be reported than crimes against adults. This remains the case, researchers said Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine . But there's good news too: Violent incidents are significantly more likely to get reported today than they were in 1992.
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October 12, 2001
Re "Another, Closer War," editorial, Oct. 7: Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, the nation seems to have noticed violence at a greater level. On the other hand, there is violence here in our own backyard that hurts families and takes the lives of the innocent. Yet we do nothing to prevent the violence or help poor communities with gang problems. Maria Gallo Reseda
December 23, 2001
Re "Stop the Violence; Kids Are Watching" (Orange County commentary, Dec. 16): If the ability to analyze issues and make crucial distinctions before drawing conclusions is the mark of an educated mind, then Adrienne Hurley needs to go back to Logic 101. 1. Hurley states that violence doesn't solve anything. Really? European nations invaded or threatened by Hitler might want to disagree. And surely the survivors of the Holocaust would protest that holding hands with a fine gentleman such as Hitler and singing "Kumbaya" just wouldn't have accomplished what warfare did. 2. Having taught university students at all levels, I would expect that freshmen and sophomores might not yet see the distinction between the deliberate murder of civilians on one hand and civilian casualties as the unintended consequences of war on the other.