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Ex-Police Chief Sentenced for Shooting Ex-Wife with a Gun He Had in Bed

William McCollom, the ex-police chief of Peachtree City, Georgia, has been sentenced to probation for shooting and paralyzing his ex-wife on New Year’s Day. McCollom reportedly kept a loaded gun in bed for secuirty and said the shooting was an accident. The couple divorced in the ‘90s, reunited but did not re-marry,… »8/14/15 3:30pm8/14/15 3:30pm

James Holmes Found Guilty of Murder, Is Now Eligible for Death Penalty

After more than 11 weeks, over 250 witnesses and 1,500 pieces of photographic evidence, the Colorado jury tasked with deciding whether James Holmes was insane or not when he murdered 12 people and wounded 70 in the Aurora theater shooting has reached a guilty verdict. Holmes was charged on 165 counts total, nearly all… »7/16/15 6:25pm7/16/15 6:25pm

SC Debate on Removing Confederate Flag Starts with Anti-Gay Rhetoric 

Monday morning in the South Carolina Legislature, state lawmakers began debating whether or not to take down the Confederate flag that flies on State Capitol property. The removal is likely, but lawmakers will also debate whether they should hold a ceremony to commemorate taking down the flag or put it back up yearly… »7/06/15 11:10am7/06/15 11:10am

Eight Men Jailed in Malala Yousafzai Attack 'Secretly Acquitted'

In April, ten men were sentenced to life in prison by a Pakistani court for the assassination attempt on Malala Yosafzai, the schoolgirl and education activist shot in 2012. “Life,” we now learn, apparently means “a couple months.” The BBC now reports that eight of the men were secretly acquitted. Immediately after… »6/05/15 9:30am6/05/15 9:30am

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 9:07am1/09/15 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 6:19pm11/09/14 6:19pm

Violence on the Screen, Violence in Front of the Screen: Trying to Process the Dark Knight Shooting

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 11:50am7/20/12 11:50am