Jonathan Oddi removed a flag from the back of the Trump National Doral Miami resort and entered the lobby shouting “anti-Trump rhetoric,” later shooting into the ceiling and chandeliers as officer rushed in. Five officers fired and Oddi suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the legs.
Newly released records on Devin Kelley, who killed 26 in a Texas church, depict him as an incompetent airman who tried to project an image as a God-fearing, aspiring family man even as his ferocious temper and a compulsion toward brutality were apparent to the Air Force.
Nearly three years ago, nine people were killed in a shootout involving bikers in Waco, Tx. Only one trial has been held, and that ended in a hung jury. Now, prosecutors say they are dismissing all but 25 to 30 cases.
Gunshot victims are four times more likely to die before reaching a hospital than they were a decade ago, finds a new nationwide analysis from Johns Hopkins University. The study followed up a series by the Baltimore Sun on the odds of survival for shooting victims.
A federal appeals court for the second time held that a U..S. Border Patrol agent who fatally wounded a teeenager across the Mexican border in 2010 cannot be sued by the teen’s family. The case had been sent back by the Supreme Court for a rehearing.
Albert Wong, a veteran who had been asked to leave a program where he was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, returned to kill three women working at the program and then committed suicide.
Since the Parkland FL school shooting, nearly 800 threats have been recorded against schools around the US. The spike in threats has underlined a growing debate about whether designated officers–some of whom may be armed–can improve school safety.
On the same day that Nikolas Cruz slaughtered 17 people at a Florida high school, experts were telling a South Carolina court about another accused school killer, Jesse Osborne, then 14. One of them cited “the coldbloodedness, the callousness of the attack — not only before but afterwards.”
Are incidents like the Florida school shootings on the rise? Not likely, according to two researchers who say the outrage, anxiety and fear generated by so-called “active shooter” events ignores data showing that the rate at which they occur hasn’t changed in decades.