Every day since the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado, there have been news stories about gun policy and gun violence. It's overwhelming to parse through all the information on the many sides of this debate, and not all the information out there is reliable.
One of the ways we try to take in this debate is by studying the statistics from sources we trust, and by paying attention the human cost of gun violence. How does gun violence affect our quality of life as a nation, and how...
We at DCTV and Beyond Bullets would like to offer our condolences to the students and faculty of Murry Bergtraum High School after the tragic shooting of Tayshana Murphy this past weekend. We have worked with Murry Bergtraum High School since 2004. In that time we've come to know just how remarkable the school is, and we are deeply saddened by the death of this shining star.
It's hard to know how to begin writing about Friday's horrific tragedy in Norway. There's the absolute insanity of the shooter, Anders Behring Breivik. There are the American fundamentalist bloggers who supposedly influenced him.
On June 30th there was a shooting in Harlem's Morningside Park, while teens were playing basketball and younger kids were playing on the playground. This was apparently the third shooting in a week in the area, and the brazenness of this shooting - at 7:00pm in a crowded public park with families all around - struck fear in parents from the neighborhood and spurned responses from the community.
Yesterday the verdict was handed down on the problematic shooting of 22-year-old unarmed black man Oscar Grant in Oakland, CA by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in January 2009. Unfortunately, this was another instance of police brutality in which justice was not served for the family that has suffered a terrible loss.