Mass Shootings

3.18.19

How Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Failed to Keep Mosque Shooting Video from Going Viral

Facebook's much-vaunted artificial intelligence systems and human monitors did not stop it. A call from the police did.

3.5.19

Inside the Uniquely American Horror Story of Summer Gun Violence in Chicago

"The one thing that I get really agitated about is how little things have changed in many of these neighborhoods."

2.14.19

A Parkland Survivor on Why Louis C.K. Is Wrong and the Movement Is Winning

People talk shit: "They're just kids, we shouldn't listen to them."

2.10.19

Judge Changes Law to Give Man Who Killed Six Muslim Men More Guaranteed Prison Time

The massacre committed by Alexandre Bissonnette was driven by racial hatred, but a judge did not consider it terrorism.

11.9.18

It's Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Another mass shooting. Another presidential tantrum. Another white nationalist at the White House. And Robert Mueller in trouble.

11.8.18

Everything We Know About the Former Marine Who Killed 12 People in Thousand Oaks

The shooter's gun was legal but the extended-capacity magazine was banned in California.

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11.6.18

What We Know About the 'Male Supremacist' Who Shot Up a Florida Yoga Studio

Two people were killed and several more injured by an army vet with a history of online rage and violence against women.

10.30.18

After Pittsburgh, American Jews Are Mournful, Afraid, and Defiant

"We shouldn’t be shocked that something like this happened.”

9.15.18

Do Media Companies Report Too Much on Mass Shooters?

Sound, iterative journalism can keep rumor-mongering at bay—unless it feeds a "contagion" effect of violence.

6.30.18

This Maryland Shooting Survivor 'Couldn't Give a Fuck' About Thoughts and Prayers

"I'm going to need more than a couple days of news coverage and some thoughts and prayers, because it's—our whole lives have been shattered."

6.7.18

What It Feels Like to Decide to Shoot Someone and Actually Do It

"I expected them to be sociopaths, or terrible people, or rotten through and through. And they're not."

4.22.18

Naked man with AR-15 kills diners at Waffle House in Tennessee

At least four people are dead and three more wounded.

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