Category Archives: Gun-violence

Chilean police officer arrested after shooting students at protest | World news | The Guardian

A Chilean police major who shot two students during a school protest has been arrested as a wave of political unrest enters a third week and the number of injured in street violence topped 2,000. Maj Humberto Tapia was arrested by detectives on Thursday and charged with illegally discharging his shotgun inside a public school that had been occupied by students on Tuesday. A call by the beleaguered principal led to a confrontation with students in which Tapia fired into the floor, sending buckshot ricocheting into the legs of students.

Source: Chilean police officer arrested after shooting students at protest | World news | The Guardian

Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Senator Ted Cruz, ‘coward Republicans’ on Twitter over gun control: ‘Keep our name out of your mouth’ – Chicago Tribune

Mayor Lori Lightfoot ripped Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and “coward Republicans” in response to conservative criticism of Chicago gun laws, writing on Twitter, “Keep our name out of your mouth.”
— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-cruz-gun-control-tweets-20190903-65zcrg4iyneq5ocri3axyesfzy-story.html

Armed Man Who Caused Panic at Missouri Walmart Said It Was 2nd Amendment Test, Authorities Say – The New York Times “Trump and NRA StormFront troopers growing trend!”

Dmitriy N. Andreychenko, 20, was charged with making a terrorist threat. He had entered the store carrying a tactical rifle, a handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition, the police said.

CENSORED NEWS: Five in Operation Condor sentenced to life: U.S. trained assassins for torture and assassinations in the Americas

Censored News is a service to grassroots Indigenous Peoples engaged in resistance and upholding human rights.

Source: CENSORED NEWS: Five in Operation Condor sentenced to life: U.S. trained assassins for torture and assassinations in the Americas

Opinion | Terror and Policy: 2 Sides of White Nationalism – The New York Times

These terrorists want to do quickly what the policymakers insist must be done slowly, so the terrorists stew in their anger. They are angry at immigrants because their numbers are ascendant — through both immigration and higher birthrates — and, those immigrants threaten an even more accelerated displacement of white people from a numerical majority. They are angry at white liberals for courting the demise of white supremacy. They are angry at white liberal white women in particular for championing a woman’s right to choose and for not having more babies. They are angry at black people for even existing. It is not lost on me that this summer is the 100th anniversary of the “Red Summer,” when violent anti-black white supremacists rioted in cities across the country, killing many, just as the Great Migration — the mass migration of millions of black people mostly from the rural South to the urban North — was getting underway. Violence is the way the white terrorists respond to demographic shifts and demographic terror. It’s not simply a matter of whether Trump’s rhetoric, or that of any other politician, led these shooters to do what they did. Maybe. It is also about recognizing

A Mexican-American Pediatrician Describes Treating El Paso’s Shooting Victims | The New Yorker

Charles Bethea speaks with Jorge Sainz about Sainz’s experience offering emergency-care help at an El Paso, Texas, hospital that took in victims from a mass shooting there on Saturday.

Source: A Mexican-American Pediatrician Describes Treating El Paso’s Shooting Victims | The New Yorker

bellingcat – The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror – bellingcat

The most important takeaways from the El Paso shooting are twofold: 8chan’s /pol board continues to deliberately radicalize mass shooters. The act of massacring innocents has been gamified.

Source: bellingcat – The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror – bellingcat

El Paso shooting: Police say multiple people dead, suspect in custody after mall attack – Los Angeles Times – “Texas Governor spouts denial and self-delusion instead of action to address to racist terrorists!”

Abbott, in his remarks, focused on the issue of mental illness, noting that after a shooting last year in which 10 people died at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, one of the biggest lessons for avoiding mass shootings is to address mental illness. “Mental health is a large contributor to any kind of violence or shooting violence,” he said.

Source: El Paso shooting: Police say multiple people dead, suspect in custody after mall attack – Los Angeles Times