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January 24, 2014
15:46 // 6 months ago
January 14, 2014

School shooting in leaves several students injured in New Mexico

  • 2+ children have been hospitalized following a shooting at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, NM on Tuesday morning. The suspected shooter is now in police custody; however, the school remains on lockdown at this time. The rest of the students from the middle school have been bussed to a nearby mall, and are being released to their families as we speak. source
15:13 // 6 months ago
December 13, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 13, 2013

Two students were injured and a gunman is dead after a shooting at Arapahoe High School, a Colorado school that’s just eight miles from the site of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting.

A zookeeper got attacked by a zebra at the National Zoo recently—seriously injuring the man—but the zoo says that the attack was a result of human error.

Sprint wants to buy T-Mobile, but consumer advocates are complaining that such a deal would be bad for consumers.

Here’s the vicious cycle that keeps our long-term unemployment rate high.

This James Bond study is totally useless, but fun.

22:03 // 7 months ago
April 9, 2013

Stabbing spree at Lone Star College in Texas

  • 16people injured in a stabbing spree this morning at Lone Star College’s CyFair campus, northwest of Houston, Texas. Two of those wounded are currently in critical condition. This is the second violent, grisly attack to take place at a Lone Star College campus in the last few months — the North Harris campus in Houston fell prey to a shooting last January. source
19:35 // 1 year ago
March 18, 2013
It could have been a bad day for everybody here. All things considered, I think we were very blessed at the University of Central Florida.
University of Central Florida campus Police Chief Richard Beary • Discussing the incident on his campus Monday, in which a student, James Oliver Seevakumara, committed suicide after pulling a gun on a roommate. Seevakumara, who had no criminal or mental health record, was found to have gathered a significant amount of ammunition and weaponry, including multiple improvised explosives. It was believed that he planned a mass shooting, but aborted the attack after he heard police coming. He was in the process of being evicted from the university, as he was no longer a student.
21:51 // 1 year ago
January 31, 2013
15:18 // 1 year ago
December 25, 2012
We’re fighting terrorism, which comes under very specific geopolitical and military circumstances. This is not something that compares with the situation in the U.S.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor • Disputing claims, made by the National Rifle Association last week, that they were an example for the U.S. to follow in adding police officers to schools. But they dispute this, first off, because those officers are dealing with terrorism, not school shootings. Secondly, the rate of school shootings and civilian gun ownership is actually very low in Israel. Third, the officers were added in a period where there were no recent attacks at schools. And finally, there have only been two school shootings in Israel in the past four decades. As it is, the guards Israel does have are lightly armed and have a support system in case something does happen.
9:52 // 1 year ago
December 19, 2012

"The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing:" This morning, President Obama announced the formation of what’s essentially a gun control task force—a policy team tasked with crafting concrete proposals to reduce gun violence. The group will be headed by Vice President Biden, and its proposals will be due on the President’s desk “no later than January.” Obama emphatically rejected the notion that the team is a “commission;” he insisted that it will not “be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside." He also pledged to speak of the proposals, whatever they may be, in his State of the Union address next year.

20:32 // 1 year ago
Well, that’s depressing. 

Well, that’s depressing. 

17:11 // 1 year ago
December 14, 2012
20:55 // 1 year ago