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December 31, 2013
15:59 // 6 months ago
December 14, 2013
Newtown is not looking for us to look away. They’re asking us not to stare at the wound.
Buzzfeed’s Mike Hayes, in his piece on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Hayes is from Newtown, and wrote another piece about the shooting a year ago. Both are powerful and worth your time.
11:06 // 7 months ago
August 9, 2013
18:56 // 11 months ago
May 30, 2013
16:51 // 1 year ago
April 17, 2013
17:11 // 1 year ago
March 28, 2013
Seized from Adam Lanza’s house: Gawker has a breakdown of the unsealed search warrants from after the Newtown shooting. This is one of many lists of the things acquired from the home.

Seized from Adam Lanza’s house: Gawker has a breakdown of the unsealed search warrants from after the Newtown shooting. This is one of many lists of the things acquired from the home.

13:37 // 1 year ago
March 21, 2013
9:16 // 1 year ago
February 19, 2013

Report: Newtown shooter may have been inspired by Norway shooter

  • 2011 Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik drew international attention and anger over a mass killing spree that killed 77 people, mostly teenagers, and cast a pall for weeks after the shooting. He survived the shooting and was sentenced to at least 21 years in prison.
  • 2012 Newtown gunman Adam Lanza, whose motives were unknown in the months after the shooting, may have been inspired by Breivik’s own shooting, with some sources noting to CBS News that he may have chosen Sandy Hook because it was the closest target with a large number of people. Lanza may have left evidence showing he was reportedly “obsessed” with Breivik. source

» A caveat: Be careful not to overly lean on this speculation, however. After CBS published their story, they added this note: "In response to this piece, Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police told CBS News that the investigation into the motive for the Newtown shooting has not been completed and therefore any statements about the shooter’s intent are mere speculation."

1:20 // 1 year ago
February 12, 2013
Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote. The families of Oak Creek, and Tucson, and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence – they deserve a simple vote.
President Obama, urging congress—more specifically, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives, to put his gun control proposals to a vote.
22:15 // 1 year ago
February 7, 2013
jessbennett:

Letters to Newtown
Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, more than a half million cards, letters, and drawings have been sent to the people of Newtown, Connecticut, from around the world. These messages of love, sadness, and hope have been on display in the town hall and viewed there by many residents and visitors. Now they’ll have a permanent home — on Tumblr. Brought to you by Mother Jones, in partnership with Tumblr’s Storyboard.

A reminder of the value of a well-considered concept and a little hard work. Spend a few minutes here today. You will gain a lot from this.

jessbennett:

Letters to Newtown

Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, more than a half million cards, letters, and drawings have been sent to the people of Newtown, Connecticut, from around the world. These messages of love, sadness, and hope have been on display in the town hall and viewed there by many residents and visitors. Now they’ll have a permanent home — on Tumblr. Brought to you by Mother Jones, in partnership with Tumblr’s Storyboard.

A reminder of the value of a well-considered concept and a little hard work. Spend a few minutes here today. You will gain a lot from this.

9:17 // 1 year ago