Gun Violence

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A dean’s list student who killed a Virginia Tech police officer had no ties to the university and did not know the patrolman, authorities said Friday without offering a motive for a crime spree that spanned two days and ended in suicide. SEE ALSO: Why Obama Was Right To Back “Abortion […]

NEW YORK — Several incidents of gun violence marred the annual New York West Indian Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. In all, more than 7 people were shot in and around the parade, according to the New York Post. One man was shot during the jurvee, pre-carnival celebration at a McDonalds near […]

The rate of firearm deaths among children under 15 years old is 12 times higher in the United States than in 25 other industrialized countries combined, according to statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. With these alarming rates, parents must understand that prevention starts with them. Detroit police investigator Kimree Beckem suggests […]

Five people were fatally shot, and 27 others were wounded this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a rash of violence that Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey described as a “blatant disregard for human life.” There were a total of 9 incidents of gunfire, including one incident where a gunman targeted random patrons inside a […]

The right-wing and gun advocates are up in arms over the statement made by Chicago’s new police chief that gun laws in America are “government sponsored racism.” Garry McCarthy, who was brought in by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said at a Black church in a violent neighborhood in the South Side of Chicago that slavery, Jim […]