Paris Gunman Threatens to Kill Hostages if Cops Storm Charlie Killers

In a separate hostage situation unfolding in France today, police have surrounded a kosher market in eastern Paris where a gunman believed to be responsible for Thursday's killing of a police officer and injuring a street sweeper has reportedly taken several hostages, including children. » 1/09/15 9:07am 1/09/15 9:07am

​Family of 5-Year-Old Shooting Victim Decides To Donate Her Heart

Last week, 5-year-old Laylah Petersen was killed, when (police believe) two suspects approached her home in Milwakee, Wisconsin and opened fire outside. One of the dozen or so bullets that sprayed the home came though the wall, hitting the girl in the head while she sat in her grandfather's lap—Laylah died at a… » 11/09/14 6:19pm 11/09/14 6:19pm

The Shining Knights of the Aurora Movie Theater

When tragedy strikes, I stay up all night reading the news. The only way I know how to process incomprehensible events like the Dark Night Rises shooting in Aurora is by absorbing all the details, the more heart-wrenching and/or disturbing, the better. So far, the story that's stuck with me the most isn't the one… » 7/23/12 4:50pm 7/23/12 4:50pm

Violence on the Screen, Violence in Front of the Screen: Trying to…

Updates regarding last night's shooting at the Dark Knight Rises screening in Aurora, Colorado are dominating TV stations, online news outlets and Twitter feeds — and rightly so. People are injured, people are dead due to senseless violence. The 12 people shot dead and dozens of people injured were at a sold-out… » 7/20/12 11:50am 7/20/12 11:50am