The violent massacres that occurred in Newtown, Aurora, Blacksburg, and Columbine were borne of very different circumstances — but there were some similarities. In each case, the shooter used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine. Mass shooting location, date Weapon(s) used Columbine, Colorado, 1999 Hi-Point Model 995 carbine rifle, Savage Springfield 67H shotgun, [...]
By Eric Pape, Jan. 11, 2013 | ForeignPolicy.com PARIS — At first, it sounded like a horror story torn from the pages of American tabloids: the corpses of three women were found on the second floor office of an apartment building on Jan. 10. Two of the women had bullets holes in the back of [...]
The time to act is not tomorrow. Today is already too late. There will be another mass shooting, even before we can get the legislation in place to stop it.
As the country comes together to grieve the loss of life in Newtown, a national conversation has begun about how to better protect and serve our communities in the face of catastrophe. The questions of how to respond to these tragedies face us all: government at all levels, educators, mental health professionals, the media, and [...]
This week on Need to Know: An epidemic of gun violence in Chicago. Is the Google-Verizon a deal a pact for good, or evil? And Andy Borowitz takes a cue from JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater.
Need to Know talks with Harold Pollack, co-director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. to examine the causes of youth violence in Chicago and evaluate possible solutions.
This week, an 8-year-old girl was killed by stray gunfire in Chicago. Need to Know traveled to some of the most dangerous parts of the city to find out what’s causing the violence there.