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Denver Police Fatally Shoot Teen Girl, Officer Hit By Car (DETAILS)

An individual described as a teenage girl by friends was shot and killed by Denver police early Monday.

Police say the unidentified suspect drove a stolen car at two officers, hitting one in the leg. 341 more words


The presence and fear of handguns is epidemic.

Thank you Charles Blow for a thoughtful article.
A Yale campus police officer pulls his gun and points it at a Yale student, because the student looks like a tall black male. 110 more words

Gun Violence

2 Injured In Separate Shootings In SF Visitacion Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two shootings took place within a half hour and a half-mile of each other in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood Saturday evening, according to a police dispatcher. 192 more words


We Don't Need Better Laws On Gun Safety. We've Got The NRA.

            Shannon Watts wrote a column for Huffington Post promoting more effective laws to hold parents accountable when their children get their hands on guns. She points out that child access prevention (CAP) laws make a real difference in unintentional gun injuries in which the victims are kids, but that the NRA has chosen to oppose such laws because CAP might “infringe on gun owners’ rights to effectively protect their homes.” 581 more words


Go Inside the Lives of Families Affected by Gun Violence

Siretha White was at her 11th birthday party when she was killed in 2006. Nugget, as she was known to her family, had been celebrating in her cousin’s home when gunman Moses Phillips, who had reportedly been aiming at a man who was on the porch, … 620 more words