Michael Brown was laid to rest Monday in Ferguson, Missouri, and the city appears relatively calm. It is possible, however, that it is a pseudo peace pending the outcome of the grand jury proceedings for Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed the unarmed teen.
The deceased boy’s father asked for peace prior to Brown’s funeral, and his wishes were respected. Subsequently, there have been no reports on protests or justice seekers gathering during the day or assembling at night. Is this a peaceful sleep, or are people re-energizing themselves for action should Wilson walk free? During the memorial service, a clarion call resounded . . .
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Charles Vacca, a firearms instructor. was shot in the head when a gun recoiled during a tutorial with a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop Arizona gun range, in White Hills, Arizona. Vacca was struck around 10 a.m. Monday and died at Las Vegas Hospital at 9 p.m. the same night . . .
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Jose Reyes-Urtiz, a 12-year-old boy at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, killed a teacher and injured two students before turning the gun on himself in October.
According to an in-depth investigation, just days before the shooting, Reyes-Urtiz complained of teasing . . .
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Jury selection begins Monday in the trial for Michael Dunn, a white software developer, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Jordan Davis, 17, an unarmed black teenager. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey will serve as lead prosecutor . . .
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Andrea Rebello, 21, a Hofstra University student, was killed by a police bullet at an off-campus house in Uniondale, N.Y. as a masked intruder held a loaded gun to her head then aimed at the officer, according to Nassau County police. Initial reports indicated the intruder killed the student . . .
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Recently, much has been written about a search of Adam Lanza’s personal effects. The list indicated the shooter was a card-carrying member of the NRA who had massive amounts of guns, ammunition and a gun safe in his room. Less has been reported on his personal journals and drawings . . .
Read about how Adam Lanza’s personal journals and drawings can offer insight on his motivation for the Sandy Hook school shooting.
A 16-year-old accidentally shot and killed his 12-year-old brother, in the gated Nona Crest subdivision, of Orlando, Fla., Friday afternoon. Police have not released the name of the teen or his sibling stating the investigation is active and the teen will not be charged . . .
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“These people who are hanging out, these people who come into our communities, are not being dropped down from Mars and from Venus, but they are from our communities . . . we have to stand up and tell them that this abhorrent behavior is no longer acceptable in a civilized society.” – Alderman Howard Brookins Jr., 21st Ward, chairman of the City Council Black Caucus, Chicago
Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old infant who was murdered on the south side of Chicago last week, was buried today. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church in Chicago. Visitation preceded the funeral at 10 a.m. . . .
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Hadiya Pendleton was a 15-year-old honor student who attended Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. College Prep High School, one of eight selective-enrollment public high schools in Chicago. She was gunned down Tuesday as she and friends sought shelter from the rain under a canopy at Harsh Park. At the time of the shooting there had been 41 murders in Chicago in 2013. Pendleton’s was the 42nd. The aftershock of her death now ebbs and flows . . .