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Spike in NYC shootings leaves 64 shots and 10 dead

Rory Lancman, chairman of the City Council’s Justice Committee and sponsor of the Chokehold Act, said the police had done everything possible to combat systemic external changes. Chokeholds have already been banned by the department, and Council law has not yet entered into force. The police commissioner “was desperately looking elsewhere than in the mirror” to explain the increase in …

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Seattle will move after the shootings to dismantle the CHOP zone, the mayor says

Seattle will end the police-free zone known as the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” or “CHOP” after two recent shootings, one of which was fatal. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Monday that this could be a breathtaking chapter in The City’s History could come to an end. The mayor said violence is distracting from the changes thousands of peaceful demonstrators have …

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The college campus shootings 50 years ago changed the country

Joe Lewis was only 18 when he was shot twice by the Ohio National Guard on his college campus. As a freshman at Kent State University in Ohio, Lewis had saved money at Post during high school to pay for his first year of college. He loved the freedom college he was offered, and in 1970 the campus was full …

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Canada’s deadliest victims of mass shootings identified as authorities are looking for motives

Friends and family members have started to identify some of the victims of the deadliest mass shootings in Canadian history, including health care workers, law enforcement officers, a teacher, a police officer, and a military veteran. Late Saturday, a gunman disguised as a police officer raged in more than a dozen homes in rural communities in Nova Scotia, setting some …

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Nova Scotia shootings: Canada’s Trudeau promises gun control

On Monday, a coalition of arms control groups pleaded with Minister of Public Security, Bill Blair, to ban the new sale of military-style attack weapons. “Although we appreciate that the ability to make substantial policy changes is difficult at the moment,” the groups wrote to Blair, “we ask that you take decisive, achievable action now. … As has been well …

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Nova Scotia shootout: The alleged gunman escaped the police for approximately 12 hours after killing 16 people in one of Canada’s most deadly mass shootings

A confrontation with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police started overnight after a search for the fleeing suspect on Saturday. Several crime scenes and hours of flight later, the gunman was killed in a shootout with the police on Sunday. According to a statement by SiRT, the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has undertaken the investigation of the death. …

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