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A Most American Terrorist: The Making Of Dylann Roof | GQ
"Like Roof, and unlike a typical ISIS recruit, they don’t have handlers or any centralized way of becoming hooked. Instead, they are brought into the fold because they have found something that explains their laggard social progress to them and confirms their narrow worldview as fact."
gq.com  dylann_roof  terror  murder  crime  shooting  profile  south_carolina  2017  2010s  rachel_kaadzi_gansah  writing  reporting  interview  isolation  racism  america  hate  growing_up  society  2015 
september 2017 by cluebucket
Being A Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence | The Belle Jar
"Even when a man makes a choice to threaten a small child it is still, somehow, a woman’s fault." ...
bellejar.ca  2015  2010s  childhood  violence  canada  memoir  writing  sexism  homicide  harassment  abuse  teenage  threat  internet  feminism  shooting  abortion  anne_thériault 
december 2015 by cluebucket
Tamir Rice family attorney says expert reports have 'tainted grand jury process' | US news | The Guardian
RT : New: Expert who wrote Tamir Rice report publicly suggested officer was justified before he was asked to review case

"On Monday Chandra, the Rice family attorney, accused McGinty of 'making no effort to secure justice' for Tamir and said that the boy’s mother, Samaria, thought the prosecutor should step aside to allow outside authorities to take charge of the case.

“'Ms Rice has always been wary of the prosecutor but gave him the benefit of the doubt,' he said. 'But she now believes that because he has tainted the process, a special prosecutor would be best.'"
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october 2015 by cluebucket
What It’s Like To Report on Mass Shootings Routinely — Personal Growth — Medium
"I have a mass shooting story prewritten at all times, ready to be filled in with details as needed. Such shootings happen about once a month and we need to be prepared."
polly_mosendz  writing  journalism  journalist  process  news  how_to  shooting  death  tragedy  newspaper  twitter  disaster  medium.com  oregon  violence  umpqua  roseburg  2015  2010s  2000s  america  reporting  barack_obama  routine  newsweek  template 
october 2015 by cluebucket
What Could Possibly Go Wrong Just Did. Georgia's Carry Protection Act in Action
"The unifying theme of so much misery detailed in diaries of the last week is GUNS and weaponry."
dailykos.com  georgia  gun  safety  weapon  shooting  death  murder  drunk  bar  helen  america  law  killing  2010s  2014  open_carry  danger  violence 
august 2014 by cluebucket
What Is it About Men That They're Committing These Horrible Massacres? | Alternet
"Are these shooters psychopaths or sociopaths? Maybe. But what’s a sociopath? It’s a person who lacks empathy. 'Well,' says Katz, 'we socialize empathy out of boys all the time.' If we aren’t allowing boys to experience and express vulnerability, pain, and fear because that’s somehow connected to weakness (a feminine quality), then how are they going to be able to relate to the experiences of others? 'Sociopathy is the extreme manifestation of the way we socialize boys in our society.'"

much more worth a read than that other piece on "why wasn't there a MALE janitor at sandy hook who could have thrown a bucket at the shooter etc etc"
alternet  essay  op-ed  massacre  gender  sociopathy  male  female  society  behavior  violence  empathy  crime  shooting  meghan_murphy  jackson_katz  1980s  1990s  2000s  2010s  2012  privilege  victim  anger  emotion 
december 2012 by cluebucket
Our school shooting - Salon.com
bookmarked for comment from bdmclacken:
"Said the clever minute hand to the more modest hour hand on the clock- "There is no reason why we're here spinning in circles on this dial, me going faster than you, but both of us eventually reaching the same conclusion over and over again"."
...
"[T]o ask "why?", maybe not even because they expect an answer or much hope to find one from any such magical entity... [is] the last act of futility before acceptance."
salon  2012  2010s  sarah_tomlinson  1992  1990s  school  shooting  death  writing  simons_rock  galen_gibson  tragedy  mourning  grief  recovery  life  writer  21st_century  20th_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket
The Aurora shooting: Bulletproof vests, SWAT gear, and body armor refute the NRA. - Slate Magazine
"Holmes’ outfit blew these jokers away. He wore a ballistic helmet, a ballistic vest, ballistic leggings, a throat protector, a groin protector, and tactical gloves. He was so well equipped that if anyone in that theater had tried what the National Rifle Association recommends—drawing a firearm to stop the carnage—that person would have been dead meat. Holmes didn’t just kill a dozen people. He killed the NRA’s answer to gun violence.
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"Essentially, Holmes has called the NRA’s bluff. It may be true that the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. But the best way to stop a good guy with a gun is a bad guy with body armor. And judging from Holmes' vest receipt, he wasn't even buying the serious stuff."
slate  aurora  colorado  gun  gun_control  protection  defense  self-defense  mental_health  tragedy  shooting  2012  2010s  nra  bulletproof  william_saletan  21st_century 
july 2012 by cluebucket

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