Category Archives: Gun-violence

Justine Damond shooting: Australian woman’s last moments heard over US police radio | US news | The Guardian – Aussie and Brits up in a roar – “White Lives Matter more? RIP for her and I am sorry she was killed but…”

Damond, dressed in her pyjamas, reportedly approached the driver’s side window of the police car when it arrived in the alley and an officer shot across his partner at Damond more than once from the passenger seat.

Source: Justine Damond shooting: Australian woman’s last moments heard over US police radio | US news | The Guardian

Statement on Alliance Defending Freedom’s attack on SPLC and ABC News | Southern Poverty Law Center

“The Alliance Defending Freedom spreads demonizing lies about the LGBT community in this country and seeks to criminalize it abroad. If the ADF had its way, gay people would be back in the closet for fear of going to jail.  It was inappropriate for Attorney General Sessions to lend his credibility to the group by appearing before it, and it was ironic that he would suggest that the rights of ADF sympathizers are under attack when the ADF is doing everything in its power to deny the equal protection of the laws to the LGBT community.”

Source: Statement on Alliance Defending Freedom’s attack on SPLC and ABC News | Southern Poverty Law Center

Portland Republicans to use militia for security as far-right rallies continue | US news | The Guardian – Portland GOP endorses hate, racist and fascist thugs!

The Mercury reported that Multnomah Republicans had resolved in a meeting on Monday to “utilize volunteers from the Oregon Three Percenters, Oath Keepers, and other security groups” to protect their events. It was previously reported that the party was asking for donations to combat “threats of leftist violence”.

Source: Portland Republicans to use militia for security as far-right rallies continue | US news | The Guardian

The NRA Has Declared War on America | Dame Magazine

“The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.”We. Our.Our country. Our freedom.Now we see what Ms. Loesch has been building to all along. A “they” that is outside the bounds of the law, of even citizenship, of any protections whatsoever, of liberty—of even life.That’s the NRA. And we, the “they,” wants us to be afraid. This is a declaration of war. A civil war.Resist.

Source: The NRA Has Declared War on America | Dame Magazine

Police release transcripts of interviews with officers in Charleena Lyles shooting | No attempt to stop her – just rely on “accepted” excuse – “feared for my life” and shoot to kill.

McNew told investigators Lyles had him trapped in the kitchen and was closing the distance between them. “And at that point, fearing for what was about to happen, what she would do to me, um, being stuck in that spot, I fired my handgun,”

Source: Police release transcripts of interviews with officers in Charleena Lyles shooting | US news | The Guardian

Black St Louis police officer shot by white colleague ‘fearing for his safety’ 

The off-duty officer heard the commotion from his home nearby and rushed to the scene with his department-issued weapon. Two officers ordered the off-duty officer to the ground, but then recognized him and told him to stand up and walk toward them.As he was doing so, another officer arrived and “apparently not recognizing” him, shot the off-duty officer, police said.The officer who shot the off-duty officer is 36 years old and has been with the department more than eight years.

Source: Black St Louis police officer shot by white colleague ‘fearing for his safety’ | US news | The Guardian

Gunshots are the third leading killer of children in the US | Ars Technica

Nearly 1,300 children aged 0 to 17 are killed by gunshots each year in the US, and nearly 5,800 more suffer from non-lethal gunshot wounds, researchers estimate in a study published Monday in Pediatrics.In all, about 19 children die or are wounded each day from firearms, either by homicide, suicide, or unintentional shootings. Firearm-related deaths are now the third leading cause of death among US children and the second leading cause of injury-related deaths, behind car crashes. The grim national statistics are even more startling when considered from an international perspective: the US now accounts for 91 percent of all child firearm-related deaths (aged 0 to 14) among high-income countries.

Source: Gunshots are the third leading killer of children in the US | Ars Technica

Officer, Bystander Shot; Suspect Killed In Dundalk Shooting « CBS Baltimore – “No word yet if President Trump or Speaker Ryan or Governor of Maryland has visited the police officer or bystander shot during the incident…”

Authorities are investigating after a police officer was shot in Baltimore County Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Officer, Bystander Shot; Suspect Killed In Dundalk Shooting « CBS Baltimore

Xiuxia “Michelle” Chen Gunshot victim – The Homicide Report – Los Angeles Times

Xiuxia “Michelle” Chen, a 44-year-old Chinese woman, was shot and killed on Friday, July 2, in the 2700 block of Valley Boulevard in Alhambra, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. Chen, a mother of two, was the manager of the Ambassador Inn hotel at 2720 Valley Blvd., where she worked from 3:30 to 11:30 p.m., said her husband, Armando Escandor. A man came into the hotel office about 11 p.m. and tried to rob her, shooting her at least once in the torso, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.A co-worker found Chen on the ground bleeding and called 911. Chen was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:34 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Source: Gunshot victims in the last 12 months – The Homicide Report – Los Angeles Times

RIP.