Browsing: Mass Murder

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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