Ted Anthony Associated Press Published 10:41 PM EDT Aug 4, 2019 Ohio: A bar district where friends gathered for drinks on a warm Saturday night. Texas: A Walmart stocked with supplies for back-to-school shopping on an August morning. California: A family-focused festival that celebrates garlic, the local cash crop. Two consecutive summer weekends. Less than seven days. More than 30 fellow human beings gone in moments, in public places exactly like those where huge swaths of the American population go without a second thought. Less than a week after a gunman opened fire at the garlic festival in California small town Gilroy, killing three, a shooter killed 20 in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area. Hours later, another shooting claimed nine lives in a nightlife district of Dayton, Ohio. Together the assaults wounded dozens of people. In El Paso, investigators focused on whether the attack was a hate crime after the emergence of a racist, anti-immigrant screed that was posted online … [Read more...] about Spate of mass shootings raise question: Where are we safe?
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Ted Anthony, Ap National Writer Updated 3:13 pm PDT, Sunday, August 4, 2019 Mourners gather at a vigil following a nearby mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Multiple people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. less Mourners gather at a vigil following a nearby mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Multiple people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and ... more Photo: John Minchillo, AP Photo: John Minchillo, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Mourners gather at a vigil following a nearby mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Multiple people in Ohio have been … [Read more...] about Life in public-shooting-era America: ‘You can’t just not go’
P. Solomon Banda and Kathleen Foody Associated Press Published 5:36 PM EDT May 9, 2019 Denver – A security guard credited with capturing one of the two suspects in this week’s suburban Denver school shooting fired his weapon inside the school, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press on Thursday. The security guard has not been identified but is a former Marine who has stayed out of the public eye since Tuesday, when two suspects opened fire at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, killing one student and injuring eight. Two news organizations cited anonymous sources reported that authorities are investigating whether the guard mistakenly fired at a responding sheriff’s deputy and may have wounded a student. The law enforcement official spoke to The Associated Press on anonymity because the official was not authorized to make information public. The official did not address whether anyone was hit by the security guard’s … [Read more...] about Guard who detained school shooting suspect opened fire
Kantele Franko, Associated Press Updated 7:04 am CDT, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, former Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis reflects about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the mass shooting at the suburban Denver high school. More than a dozen principals from U.S. schools impacted by shootings have formed a support network for the next colleagues who join their unenviable ranks. The Principals Recovery Network will also advocate for resources to help schools prevent violence. The initial group of 17 includes DeAngelis and a principal from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. DeAngelis says it’s a network each participant wishes they’d had. less FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, former Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis reflects about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the mass shooting at the suburban Denver high school. More than a dozen ... more … [Read more...] about Principals from schools with shootings form support network
Lisa Marie Pane Associated Press Published 12:18 PM EDT Mar 17, 2019 A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover. It showed the two gunmen who had carried out one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Sanders realized that few people knew much about her father, who saved countless lives. But virtually everyone knew the names and the tiniest of details about the attackers who carried out the carnage. In the decades since Columbine, a growing movement has urged news organizations to refrain from naming the shooters in mass slayings and to cease the steady drumbeat of biographical information about them. Critics say giving the assailants notoriety offers little to help understand the attacks and instead fuels celebrity-style coverage that only encourages future attacks. The 1999 Colorado … [Read more...] about Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?