Browsing: Mass Murder

columbine.students.running.from.school.youtubeReading from the Voice Media empire: The day after Devin Kelley murdered 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on November 5, filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted that the tragedy has pushed the April 20, 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, the subject of his 2002 Oscar-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine, from the list of America’s ten worst mass shootings. Westword has the story.

las.vegas.shootingReading from the Voice Media empire: The dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries that took place during an October 1 shooting by Stephen Paddock during a Jason Aldean appearance outside the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas have made the event the deadliest of its kind in U.S. history, but the incident is hardly isolated. In the five-plus years since July 20, 2012, when twelve people were killed and seventy were injured during James Holmes’s attack at the Century 16 theater in Aurora Colorado, at least 1,864 mass shootings have taken place, according to online estimates. Westword has the story.

aurora.century.16Reading from the Voice Media empire: Five years ago yesterday, James Holmes killed twelve people and injured seventy others during a screen of The Dark Knight Rises at the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colorado. In the 24 hours afterward, we published twenty stories that, when viewed in retrospect, capture the terror and confusion unleashed by this horrific crime. Read them here. Westword has the story.

It took nearly three hours for cops to storm Orlando nightclub Pulse and take out America’s worst mass shooter. After the dust cleared, 50 were dead, including the suspect.

Was the long wait a mistake?

The Los Angeles Police Department invented the SWAT team in 1967. So we asked Scott Reitz, a retired LAPD SWAT team firearms and tactics instructor, what he thought of the response in Orlando.

coreyand_austin2.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Eubanks was hiding under a table as his best friend died, and he was seriously wounded. He wound up becoming addicted to the painkillers prescribed to help him deal with his injuries, resulting in a horror story that lasted for years. But now, he’s turned his story around in a way that’s helping others dealing with torments of their own. Westword has the story.

aurora.century.16.800Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The families of 28 victims — many of whom survived, but with horrific injuries — filed sued against Cinemark for the July 2012 massacre that left a dozen dead and seventy wounded, arguing that the lack of minimal security precautions meant the company deserved some of the blame. Here’s why the jury disagreed. Westword has the story.

arlene.and.james.holmesBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Arlene Holmes granted her first interview since her son, James Holmes, murdered twelve people and hurt seventy more in a Colorado movie theater. She told a local TV station that James was a happy child, but a move from Northern California to San Diego when he was 12 or 13 turned him quiet and moody — and the tone with which she shared subsequent revelations echoed with a pain her interviewers couldn’t help noticing. Westword has the story.

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