From Charleston to Chattanooga to Lafayette, senseless killings by deranged gunmen have dominated the news—but how many mass shootings have occurred in 2015? And how do you define "mass shooting," anyway?
The things the alleged Charleston shooter reportedly said to his victims might give prosecutors cause to bust out the T-word.
There are explicit plans to murder people in alleged Dark Knight shooter James Holmes's journal. But does any of the material suggest the guy behind the Aurora murders is "not guilty by reason of insanity"?
Also this week: A man allegedly shot a dog because it "made a mess."
Also this week: A guy allegedly shot someone for talking to his wife on Facebook.
Also this week: Some women attacked a man because he asked them to be quiet during a screening of 50 Shades of Grey.
Also this week: Hershey's took legal action to prevent people from importing English chocolate.
What's imperative is to demonstrate that those who believe it was an act of "true" Islam are wrong.
We entered 2015 the way we left 2014: worried about the cops, the weather, the Islamic State, and cancer.
Local cops, already known not to be huge fans of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, are now openly disrespecting him after two of their own were executed by a lone gunman in Brooklyn.
A new report suggests that 45-year-old Sandra McElroy, a serial liar with a history of head trauma, may have helped get Officer Darren Wilson off scot-free after killing Michael Brown.
When cops or their supporters ask what an officer should do in a situation where someone appears to be armed, they should look at this confrontation in a Brooklyn synagogue.
Rogue journalists, the Islamic State, the torture report, and all sorts of police misconduct make this week's list.
Classes were cancelled at the college Thursday after a man opened fire in a campus library, wounding three people before being shot to death by the cops.
"They tried to kill Tupac. They tried to kill me. I'm still alive."
This week: A man allegedly shot someone because a dog pooped in his yard and a mother flipped out because her son was able to purchase a pumpkin carving kit.
This week: Some guys allegedly shot a woman because they lost at beer pong, and some French opera singers refused to perform unless a Muslim woman removed her veil.
This week: A guy shot a dog because he was tired of hearing barking and a woman tried to trick a man into raping someone she didn't like.
We still don't know how or why 19-year-old Renisha McBride wound up on Theodore Wafer's suburban front porch last November. But we do know that Wafer responded by shooting her in the face through a screen door—and that that's murder.
On Independence Day weekend, I spent 12 hours riding along with a crime scene photographer in as we raced from one shooting to another, trying to get as close to the action as we possibly could.
We hung out with the kids of Ferguson to find out what they think about what's happening in their town.
Ean Bordeaux sells hot dogs in Little Rock, Arkansas, and crusades against police corruption. He believes his writing drove one ex-cop to plot an attempt on his life.
In the days since Jerad and Amanda Miller shot and killed two cops in Las Vegas, a portrait has emerged of a young couple that had fallen deep into the rabbit hole of right-wing conspiracy theories.
While it can't be said that the first post–Elliot Rodger killing spree had a female perpetrator—killing sprees are just too common for that—the fact that one of these killers wasn't a dude makes for at least an interesting footnote.