November 7, 2010 |
Violence 101 A Novel Denis Wright Putnam: 214 pp., $16.99 Burglary and theft are the most common crimes committed by juvenile delinquents, whose actions are often attributed to a jumble of emotional, economic and familial inadequacies. There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to juvenile crime, merely the distressing takeaway that, if untreated, underage delinquents will most likely commit even more serious crimes in adulthood. The new young adult novel "Violence 101" attempts to unravel that causal jumble for the fictional character Hamish Green, a highly intelligent 14-year-old from a middle-class family who's been shuttled from boys' home to boys' home for destroying public property, assaulting a school counselor, arson, even homicide.
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.
July 29, 2000 |
Plunk the kids down in the den and turn on the tube. Hello, "WWF Smackdown," and goodbye juvenile delinquency! That, anyway, is the marvelously counterintuitive notion of Jib Fowles, a communications professor at the University of Houston's Clear Lake campus.
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January 8, 2010 |
Civic leaders are planning to march through Watts on Saturday to demonstrate against gang violence, which has been blamed for four recent deaths in and around Nickerson Gardens, an area that has seen a marked decline in violence. According to police and coroner's records, three men have been killed on a short stretch of East 115th Street, between South Central and Compton avenues, since Nov. 22. Lavell Hudson, 24, was shot in the head at 4 a.m. that day. Rayshawn Boyce, 31, was killed Dec. 12, and Glenn Carr, 45, was killed Dec. 17. A fourth man, Kevin Shallowhorn, was shot and killed Dec. 22 in the 1600 block of East 110th Street, just outside the Nickerson Gardens public housing development.
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)
December 21, 2012 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Attackers swept into a village in southeastern Kenya involved in longstanding ethnic disputes and killed at least 30 residents early Friday, police and the Kenyan Red Cross told local media. Nine of the assailants also died in the violence. The assault on the village of Kipao reflected long-held tensions over land and access to river water between rival communities of Pokomo farmers and Orma cattle herders in the region. Friday's attack was carried out by about 150 Pokomo, Kenyan police spokesman Anthony Kamitu told journalists.
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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.