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Jul 30 2022
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 29 (Reuters) - As President Jair Bolsonaro has aggressively sought to boost gun ownership in Brazil, documents obtained by Reuters reveal one key source of resistance to his agenda: his own federal police.
Nearly two decades after Brazil passed a landmark firearms control law, Bolsonaro has used dozens of executive orders to weaken such restrictions, turning theReuters
Aug 15 2019
Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said.
The details add to the bizarre circumstances surroundingWashington Post
Jun 03 2022
Guns now the leading cause of death for children as firearm-related fatalities soar in US and Illinois: ‘It’s a horrifying and terrible trend’
Of the children who survive their injuries, Henry said many still face serious medical complications, including disabilities caused by paralysis, abdominal and gastrointestinal damage, the need for a colostomy and lifelong mental health struggles.
Firearm-related deaths increased by 28% from 2019 to 2020 — the most recent data available — from 7,947 gun-related deaths in 2019 amongChicago Tribune
May 10 2022
The rate of Americans killed by guns during the first year of the pandemic surged across the country to a level not seen since 1994, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"This was the largest increase — it was a 35% increase from 2019 to 2020 – and this was the highest number of firearm homicides in 20 years," said Dr. Deb Houry, head of theCBS News (Online)
May 24 2022
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday went after the Catholic Church for what she characterized as its hypocritical position when it comes to the politics of life and death.
Pelosi, a practicing Catholic, was recently barred by the archbishop of San Francisco from taking communion for her support of abortion rights, which the church considers to be homicide at all stages fromThe Hill
Jun 08 2022
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, easily won the Republican nomination to seek reelection in November, while a former member of Trump's cabinet was locked in a tight race in his Montana primary for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Noem, known for her opposition to COVID-19 restrictions, won her primary with 77% of the vote,Reuters
Jun 08 2022
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and Rick Caruso, a billionaire businessman, will face off against each other in a November runoff election to become the next mayor of Los Angeles.
Neither Democrat exceeded the 50% threshold needed to secure the party nomination outright in Tuesday's primary, setting the stage for a Southern California showdown that will decide who will replace outgoingWashington Examiner
May 26 2022
When the Columbine High School massacre took place in 1999 it was seen as a watershed moment in the United States – the worst mass shooting at a school in the country’s history.
Now, it ranks fourth. The three school shootings to surpass its death toll of 13 – 12 students, one teacher – have all taken place within the last decade: 2012’s Sandy Hook Elementary attack, in which a gunmanThe Conversation
Jun 03 2022
Americans are once again looking for answers after the deaths of at least 19 children and two adults in last week’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Beyond questions around the police response and whether the massacre will lead to meaningful gun control, a big, fundamental concern looms: Why are guns such a problem in the United States, and what needs to happen for theVox
May 22 2022
Extremist GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) wondered in a weekend interview why people are picking on homicidal white supremacists.
She said that there are so many other criminals to complain about instead — like undocumented immigrants. She also said people should be talking about the “Asian man” who killed a member of a California church last week, and the “Black man” who droveHuffPost