CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 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.
February 25, 1990
Oh, great TV moguls, each season you dose us with guns, death, rape, dismemberment, mauling. Although you seek top ratings, I guess you don't see them. The Top 20 shows are consistently without violence. Carter Darnell, La Jolla
December 13, 1994 |
Gunmen killed four more people, including a police officer, pushing the death toll from mounting violence to 80 in 12 days, police said Monday. More than 650 people have been killed this year in Karachi, where sectarian, ethnic and factional feuding has spun out of control.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1993
In all the brouhaha over TV violence, I don't understand why our lawmakers are not considering the most obvious solution in a capitalist society: Charge the broadcasters for what they show. This would cut down on murder and mayhem. A price tag could be worked out for every offensive act, escalating the rate for prime-time shows. The revenue generated could go towards important causes like education to make up for the junk kids see on TV. Why isn't anyone talking cash, since that's why the violence is aired in the first place?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1999
After reading about "Puff Daddy" being detained after a shooting in a nightclub (Dec. 28) and many other incidents involving rappers and guns (Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., for example), I have to ask why? Why when rappers achieve their dream of success do they still continue to act like common street criminals? This sets a horrible example to the kids who listen to their records and see them on MTV. Violence should not be condoned or practiced by these highly visible people. Violence should be condemned loudly and publicly by these entertainers.