Archive for February, 2013

20 Feb 2013

Two women, gunman die in Delaware courthouse shooting

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Just read this on Usnews.nbcnews.com. The article discusses two women and the gunmen died in a Delaware courthouse shooting. The shooting happened at 8:00 am before the courthouse was open. Two police officers were injured during the shooting. The police officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect in the lobby and it is not clear if […]

20 Feb 2013

5 Ways of Visualizing Crime in Philly

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Check out this article on Theatlanticcities.com. The article discusses five ways of visualizing crime in Philadelphia. In December , the city published its first major municipal dataset. This showed crime offenses ranging from murder and rape to robbery. Each incident is pinned on a map of the city. This will make it possible to map […]

20 Feb 2013

Mental health issues to blame for mass shootings, not guns

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I just read an article on Pantagraph.com that I thought you should read. The article discusses how Illinois sheriffs place blame on mental health issues for mass shootings, not the guns. A resolution endorsed by the sheriffs, place blame on diminishing mental health services for the prominent mass gun shootings. The sheriffs do not blame […]

19 Feb 2013

This House Supports Random Drug Testing At Schools

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Recreational drug use by teens has got out of hand and is a sad indictment on our society. If we are to correct this ill our society we must start to think about radical solutions for the status quo is just one long spiralling epidemic of use and abuse. So today we make the case […]

19 Feb 2013

Gabby Giffords in new role as anti-gun lobbyist

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Interesting article posted on Nydailynews.com. Giffords, called as optimistic and positive in the article by family and friends, still struggles to overcome the injuries she suffered in a January 2011 shooting rampage outside a Tucson supermarket. She was one of 13 people shot. Six of the victims died.The frail 42-year-old and her astronaut husband, Mark […]

18 Feb 2013

Random Drug Testing Students-Boon or Boondoggle?

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In the ongoing efforts to curb drug use in students, lawmakers and educators have searched for an effective program, most yielding marginal or completely ineffective results. The latest efforts are expanding the use of random drug testing students within the wider student populations, originally limited to students participating in extra-curricular activities. Programs are now being […]

18 Feb 2013

Debate Of The Week: Is The Random Drug Testing Of Students A Good Or Bad Idea?

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It’s the start of another fine week of debating and this week we’re turning our attentions to the contentious issue of drug testing high school and college students or, to put it like the title says, is the random drug testing of students a good or bad idea? Like many problems early intervention can be […]

18 Feb 2013

Student arrests in Florida alarm justice and school officials

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Check out this article on Orlandosentinel.com. Schools in Florida are relying on the criminal justice system to deal with may be just bad behavior. Two-thirds of the students who are arrested at school in Florida are charged with less serious misdemeanors rather than for drug or weapon possession. “Disorderly conduct” or “trespassing” have become catch-all […]