Archive for March, 2013

07 Mar 2013

Mayors’ report on mass shootings is grim but essential reading

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Minnpost.com. Mayors Against Illegal Guns has release data that would surprise people about mass shootings. Shooters were more likely than the general population to have a domestic violence charge on their record. A lot of shooting targets happened to be schools, malls workplaces and generally where large […]

07 Mar 2013

New York City Foreclosures Linked to Crime |

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I just read an article on Observer.com that I thought you should read. There is a study that says in New York City at least that crime and foreclosures go hand and hand. The fact is that are people lose their homes, they are desperate to keep and it and do desperate tings like deal […]

06 Mar 2013

Justifying Race and Criminal Profiling

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Race is a Social Construct, Not Biological In preparation for this article, I conducted an experiment last night. It was informal and unscientific and yes, I already knew the results. I have a very young child with special needs. My great friend has also become one of his best friends. He loves her dearly. She, […]

06 Mar 2013

Shooting suspect, surrenders

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Interesting article posted on Goupstate.com. A shooter that had shot a student has surrendered to authorities. The motive for the shooting isn’t listed and the student that was shot was shot in an apartment complex and had died from the wounds. It’s not acknowledged whether he had someone there to defend him. Charges are planned […]

06 Mar 2013

Firearms debate: Meet the gunmakers

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I just read an article on USAtoday.com that might interest you. Gun makers in America have seen their sales surge after the Sandy Hook shooting. People feel like if they had a gun, they might have been able to stop the shooter. Fear of gun control is also increasing sales as people are worrying whether […]

06 Mar 2013

How Rioters Act Like Shoppers

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Check out this article on Theatlanticcities.com. There is a research that suggests that rioters do think about where they can loot. The research also says that rioters think a lot like shoppers. A lot of them likes to loot where there are a lot of things. Like shoppers, they will see which store has the […]

06 Mar 2013

Report on Prevalence Of Mass Shootings, Role Of Weapons And Connections

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Just read this on Paramuspost.com. Is there a correlation between mass shootings and assault weapons? Members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns think so, and have compiled numbers to prove it. The study, based on FBI data, focused on shooting location, weapons used, and other factors. Foremost among the statistics is that there is almost one […]

06 Mar 2013

Belleville man accused of school shooting threat

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I just read an article on News-gazette.com that I thought you should read. In Illinois, a man on probation for weapon charge has been arrested for threatening to “shoot up” a school. Brian Smith of St Clair County allegedly sent threatening texts to his ex-girlfriend, promising to harm her and her children. In one specific […]