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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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
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)
October 11, 2009 |
His left eye still swollen shut, Vashion Bullock doesn't deny fighting in the melee that claimed a Chicago high school student's life last month. He's watched the grainy cellphone video and seen himself standing shirtless in the middle of the mob. But to him, the footage is a 2 1/2 -minute clip of his world without context, broadcast endlessly on television and the Web. This mob included students who made the honor roll, held after-school jobs, played sports and planned for college.
March 13, 2009 |
With drug-related violence growing along the Mexico border, the U.S. is willing to consider deploying troops to the Southwest -- but only as a last resort -- a Department of Homeland Security official told members of Congress on Thursday. Help might come from the National Guard or even the Army if the deadly threat from Mexico's powerful cartels gets so bad that Homeland Security officials cannot secure border towns, Roger Rufe, the department's director of operations, told a House subcommittee.
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
May 4, 2009 |
What if the conflict many call the "first genocide of the 21st century" weren't one at all? In the United States, many see the six-year war in Darfur as a bloody campaign by a Sudanese Arab-dominated government against rebellious "African" tribes in western Sudan. Two consecutive American presidents and several activist groups have defined it as genocide. But others, while acknowledging the severity of the violence, question whether it meets the legal definition of genocide.
June 4, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials theorize that five people found dead in a burned-out vehicle in southern Arizona were hostages killed by a Mexican drug cartel and that their deaths last weekend could mark another example of violence spreading from Mexico across the Southwest border into the United States. “That is what it sounds like to us,” said a Border Patrol official who has been briefed on the bodies found Saturday morning in a white Ford Expedition in a remote desert area off Interstate 8 between Phoenix and Tucson.