Update, Sunday, 4:40 p.m. (see original post below): Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said in a news conference that SWAT teams have completed sweeping the Jacksonville Landing marketplace and have ended their search for additional suspects. There are “no outstanding suspects,” he said.
New Orleans police continued their manhunt Sunday morning for two suspects who opened fire on a large crowd of people at a daiquiri shop Saturday night just a few miles from the French Quarter, killing at least three and injuring seven others.
The suspect who barricaded himself in a Trader Joe’s store in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, on Saturday after shooting his grandmother and waging a gun battle with police is in custody and has been identified, several news outlets have reported.
Update, Sunday, 5:10 p.m.: The Chicago Police Department released body cam footage on Sunday afternoon of the shooting of 37-year-old Harith Augustus. Warning: the video is graphic.
While the number of Chicago’s gun-violence victims has been decreasing in the past year, the level of violence remains staggering, affecting thousands of families each year, particularly in the city’s African American communities.
Senate Majority Leader and heartless goblin Mitch McConnell wants us to know that while school shootings are, like, a total bummer, he—arguably the most powerful politician outside of the president of the United States—can’t really do anything about it. Oh well.
Jarrod Ramos, the 38-year-old alleged shooter who killed five staff members of the Annapolis, MD newspaper the Capital Gazette on Thursday, is a glaring example of someone who should not have been able to legally purchase a gun.
When The Chicago Defender put Zack Stoner on its cover in early April, the 113-year-old newspaper portrayed the YouTube vlogger as a modern offshoot of its legacy covering the city’s black community. “The Hood CNN,” as the headline described him.
As if growing up in Boston weren’t a horrific enough experience for this generation of young minds, on Thursday the Boston Globe metro desk published a short missive from a parent, Gregory Cohen, whose five-year-old daughter attends a Somerville school.
On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy Devos admitted during a Senate subcommittee hearing that actually, the newly formed school safety commission won’t look into the role of guns. DeVos has helmed the commission since 17 people were shot dead at Stoneman Douglas High School in February. Proving her fitness for this…
During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders chose to give a hollow, useless answer to a boy worried about school violence—right to his adorable face. She even got a little weepy.
During a meeting last week with local pastors, Representative Diane Black, a Republican from Tennessee who’s running for governor, found an innovative new scapegoat for the United States’ gun violence epidemic: pornography.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has been an outspoken advocate before for sensible gun laws and regulations. Just a couple months ago, he and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner joined students and activists in the nationwide March for Our Lives protest following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in…
The tactic promoted by the National Rifle Association to respond to mass school shootings by talking about everything except guns continued on Sunday, just two days after 10 people were killed and 10 others injured at a high school massacre near Houston.
President Donald Trump offered a series of lackluster and bizarre statements in in response to the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday.
When these Dallas students first heard that the NRA was coming to town, they were pissed. But then they saw an opportunity.
In a stunt that South Carolina GOP Chairman Drew McKissick characterized as “hysterical,” Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman drew a loaded .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and left it on the table during a “coffee with constituents” event on Friday.
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Brooklyn, NY, after police shot and killed Saheed Vassell, a 34-year-old black man with a history of mental health issues.
Less than a month after Stephon Clark was killed by police in Sacramento, CA, 34-year-old Saheed Vassell—another unarmed black man—was shot to death by NYPD in Brooklyn, and the community is outraged.
Time and time again, police get away with murder in this country.