Kamala Harris Heads To Chicago After Mass Shooting
According to NBC News, the Illinois man who went on a killing spree on the July Fourth parade was planning the mass shooting for weeks. Robert E. Crimo, 21 years old, was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.
New York bans the sale of some types of body armor
On the heels of the recent shooting in Buffalo, New York and the subsequent massacre in Uvalde, Texas, many Americans have contested the status quo regarding access to guns across the country.
Florida lawmakers may be fined $5,000 for creating gun laws
Throughout the coming months, the Florida Supreme Court will continue to consider to hear a case determining whether it is constitutional to punish local lawmakers who make ordinances restricting firearms. These ordinances would be limited in scale and target restricting guns from government facilities and banning the sale of high-capacity magazines, among other measures.
Opinion: Controversies of Violent Video Games
Are Violent Video Games a Prerequisite to Violence or an Instrument of Military Recruitment To Inflict Lawful Violence. The modern human seems to be fascinated with violence. Human Pandemonium has riddled every aspect of our lives, from screenplays to virtual games. Every once in a while, I ask myself why we enjoy watching horror movies and playing games in which we hunt imaginary enemies and imitate bloodshed?
SWAT Incident in West Humboldt Park After 2nd Mass Shooting This Weekend
In the 2nd mass shooting this weekend, a man opened fire in Humboldt Park near the 4400 block of West Walton Street at around 10:30 pm last night, killing a 69-year-old man and injuring three others. The unidentified victim was shot in the torso, dying at the hospital a short time later.
Are Words Violence?
This is a timely and important question. I've thought about words as violence ever since reading article version of The Coddling of the American Mind a few years ago. Since then I've dug deeper into, books, and op-eds, and linguistic theory. There seems to be no satisfying conclusion to this problem, because it's a problem of words. And language is inherently contextual. It is less solid and more liquid. It is beautiful, but taking any word out of context immediately removes some of its meaning. When I first thought about the question, "are words violence?" my reaction was no. The definition of violence is: "behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something." Another, less commonly used definition is "strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force."
Opinion: I Am a Former Teacher. The Robb Elementary School Tragedy Will Change Nothing If We Do Not Change Ourselves.
Otherwise, the news cycle will prove yet again that early outrage will be followed only by helplessness, and inaction. Robb Elementary SchoolRobb Elementary School campus homepage.
Teen Commits Mass Murder At Texas Elementary School
Terrifying acts of gun violence have plagued the United States for decades. The most recent incident involved a teen who shot 20 people and counting who were mostly children at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
#BmorePopUp series returns with free Stop the Violence concert
(Office of the State Attorney for Baltimore City) State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that the 2022 Pop Up series will return to an in-person format, start earlier and be expanded to 10 weeks of pop-up events.
Teen Shot and Killed Near 'The Bean' at Millennium Park
Summertime Chicago is on its way, and large groups have already begun to storm downtown. The latest group disturbance resulted in a teenage boy being shot and killed near 'The Bean' Saturday night.
21-year-old Woman Shot 11 Times in Auburn Gresham
As temperatures rise in Chicago, so are shootings, with the latest being a 21-year-old woman killed while confronting robbers at a residence in Auburn Gresham. According to FOX 32, the shooting happened in the 7500 block of South Wolcott Street. The woman approached the residence's garage while it was being robbed and attempted to confront the offenders, and one pulled out a weapon and fired several shots at the victim. She was hit in the chest, back, and arm and pronounced dead at the scene.
The Philly Four: Kenney to spend around $500 per resident on violence prevention
Speed cams curtailing speeding on Roosevelt Boulevard. The speed cameras set up along Roosevelt Boulevard have done their job, slowing drivers down and causing violations to drop. A report from the Philadephia Parking Authority found that after the cameras went up speeding violations fell 91.4%. The cameras levy fines against those who go more than 11 mph over the speed limit. The PPA said that it plans to expand its use of cameras to other streets in the city.
NJ Schools "Assassin" Game
Various High Schools in NJ are resurrecting the tradition of The Senior Class Assassination Game. In this "game" senior class students contribute between five and ten dollars to participate in a water gun fight elimination tournament. Both group games and individual games are played throughout the state in individual high schools in all of the counties.
Teen Gets Arrested For Groping Women In Tampa
The Seminole Heights Police Department has apprehended a man who is suspected of molesting multiple women in the neighborhood. They believe the 16-year-old has been engaging in this behavior for many weeks.
42 Shot, 8 Fatally in Chicago Weekend Shootings
Forty-two people were shot, eight fatally, in weekend shootings across Chicago. According to WGN, the latest shooting of the violent weekend happened in Edgewater. Two people were wounded during an altercation Sunday night. Police said three individuals were involved in the incident in the 6000 block of North Winthrop Avenue around 10:50 p.m. One person revealed a weapon and fired shots aiming toward the other individuals. Both victims, a 45-year-old man, and a 34-year-old man, were hit by the gunfire. The 45-year-old victim is in critical condition at St.Francis Hospital after being shot in the chest. The 34-year-old victim was hit in the right leg and taken to St. Francis Hospital in good condition.
2 Killed, 2 Injured in Back of the Yards Shooting, Man Shot in Bronzeville Store
Chicago finally saw 80-degree weather, but the city also saw a violent spring day as four men were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, and a man was shot inside a Bronzeville store on Saturday.
Man Critically Injured in Police Involved Shooting, 10 People Shot in 2 Days in Chicago
After being shot by police in the Pullman neighborhood Friday evening, a man is in critical condition. According to NBC Chicago, the incident happened near East 113th Street and South Langley Avenue. At around 5:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of a man with a gun. As they arrived, the suspect aimed his weapon at officers, and at least one officer shot the individual, authorities said.
Chicago Police Officer Injured During Traffic Stop
A Chicago Police officer is in the hospital after being struck by a stolen vehicle while attempting to stop the driver in the South Loop neighborhood Saturday night. ABC 7 News reports that officers spotted a stolen Saturn Sedan at approximately 9 p.m. and attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Grant Park. The vehicle fled but had to come to a halt due to traffic, and that's when officers exited their cars on foot, police said.
Couple Found Dead in Uptown Senior Home
Chicago police are investigating the deaths of a man, and a woman found dead inside their apartment in a senior home in the Uptown neighborhood. According to NBC Chicago, police responded to a well-being check on Sunday at approximately 8:30 p.m. at an apartment building in the 1000 block of West Montrose Ave. They located two individuals, a 79-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman, dead in the apartment's bedroom.
Man Shot on CTA Bus After Argument
As violence continues to flood the streets of Chicago, incidents on Chicago Transit Authority are rising as well after a man was shot on a bus on Sunday. According to ABC 7 News, an argument transpired between the victim and another passenger on a bus in Lawndale's 700 block of South Pulaski. Chicago police said multiple shots were fired around 12:15 a.m., and the victim, a 31-year-old man, was struck in the right leg. The CTA bus driver halted the bus after hearing the gunshots, and the offender exited the bus and fled north.