Out the mouth of babes, they say. And these babes will not be silenced.
Donald Trump doesn’t care about school shootings. When the press and public demand that the president address issues that he clearly doesn’t care about, it only makes the problem worse—like a teacher squeezing an insincere apology out of a bully who’s just going to hit you again the moment she leaves the room.
The reactions from many Republican officials following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yesterday were full of the thought-and-prayers passivity to which we’ve grown accustomed. To them, the fact that at least 17 students and staff were murdered yesterday by an AR-15-wielding gunman is…
Updated Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 6:40 p.m. EST: The Washington Post reports that at least 17 people are said to be dead in the Wednesday-afternoon shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The man who killed two Aztec, N.M., students before ending his own life had an extensive history on white supremacy websites, where he used multiple aliases to troll people and spread pro-Donald Trump memes, authorities say.
With only six months to go before he’s eligible for a full pension, Cpl. Omar Delgado, one of the first police to respond to the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, is losing his job.
A Jacksonville, Fla., man has been thwarted in his plans to murder Muslims at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida. Bernandino Bolatete, a 69-year-old Filipino immigrant, bought a silencer from an undercover officer and was arrested on a federal weapons violation last week.
One Florida church is letting the people know that while the pastors and congregation may be saved, y’all can still catch these hands.
The Rancho Tehama Reserve, Calif., gunman who shot and killed four people during a shooting rampage in Northern California also killed his wife before hiding her body underneath their home, authorities said Wednesday.
That we have had mass shooting after mass shooting after horrific mass shooting in this country is already unconscionable and unforgivable in a country that touts itself as a leading power. When your president sends what appears to be a generic tweet about the latest assault on American lives? Well, that just adds…
The gunman who killed 26 people on Saturday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, escaped from a psychiatric hospital in 2012. Such evidence may indeed feed the beast in the “gun control vs. mental-health care” debate that inevitably arrises after a mass shooting.
Texas church shooter Devin P. Kelley, who was known to have a violent past, should not have been able to buy firearms and body armor because of his domestic violence conviction back in 2014 while serving at the Halloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
I’m not sure if Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt was attempting to comfort the grieving families of those who lost loved ones in the Texas church massacre over the weekend, or if she were extolling her own faith and preferences, or if she just, as a matter of fact, enjoys shoving her whole entire foot down her mouth.
On Sunday, at least 26 people were killed by a gunman who opened fire in a church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Texas. According to The New York Times, this amounts to some 7% of the town’s population. While details are still unspooling, the county sheriff told The Washington Post that a large number of the…
Authorities say that a “domestic situation” within the Texas gunman’s family may have sparked the horrific shooting that left 26 dead in a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church.
President Donald Trump is insisting that the horrific mass shooting at a Texas church Sunday was not “a guns situation” but, rather, an issue with mental health—because that’s always how these conversations go.
Updated Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, 9:10 p.m. EST: Several reports have identified the man who fired numerous times inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley.
The girlfriend of the Las Vegas mass shooter has returned to the United States after traveling abroad for the week and will now be at the center of the investigation into the horrific attack as authorities try to pin down a motive for Stephen Paddock’s deadly rampage.
Updated Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 12:15 p.m. EDT: Police have confirmed that 58 people are dead and more than 515 are injured in what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Sixty-four-year-old Stephen Paddock, whom police have identified as the shooter, opened fire from two windows on the 32nd floor…
As my little bio in at the end of this post notes, I am not into “respectability politics”—that is, giving a fuck about what white folks think about my choices, whether speaking “black English” (loudly, of course), giving my children black-ass names or tamping myself down in any way to fit into some vague notion of…