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Gun violence, from October 1st, 2015

I did not manage to blog the night of the Roseburg, Oregon shooting, but this is important, so I do it now.  That night, as our chalice lighting, Mythankfulboy and I watched President Obama’s response to the violence.   351 more words


“There’s been another mass shooting in America,” says President Obama.

The despair in his voice is steeped in weariness.

“We have become numb to this.” 450 more words

On Gun Violence

I work at a Community College. I am an English Tutor and a Supplemental Instruction Leader, which basically means that I’m a TA, but so much more. 858 more words

The Streets are Mean

They say the streets are mean

Hustling to make a dollar

Dirty deals gone bad downtown

Dishing out Revenge like Ice Cream

Served Up Cold as they say… 58 more words


Dear World, We Are Not Monsters- Mental Illness, Media, Stigma

We can’t keep labeling people who commit heinous acts of violence with the same term used for one in four people in this county with mental health conditions. 857 more words


Guns, Mental Illness, and "Autistic Shooters"

In the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, a Facebook page was created with the title, “Families Against Autistic Shooters.” Scapegoating people with autism for America’s gun problem is as irresponsible as blaming people with mental illness. 460 more words


Father of Oregon college shooter calls for more gun control

The father of a gunman who killed nine people at Umpqua Community College on Thursday is speaking out in the wake of the tragedy in southern Oregon and adding his voice to the growing number of people calling for stricter gun control in the U.S. 344 more words