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SPLC: Right-wing LAX shooter’s note reportedly said ‘F U’ to ‘Bull Dyke’ Napolitano

The note that 23-year-old Paul Ciancia carried with him as he charged into Los Angeles International Airport and opened fire on Friday reportedly referenced right-wing conspiracy theories amid homophobic rants about former Department of Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano and other government officials. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center,…

Study links racism, gun ownership and resistance to gun laws

A study published in the scientific journal forum PLOS ONE found that the presence of firearms in white homes in the U.S. is associated with higher incidences of racism and stiffer resistance to gun control policies. According to a press release from the University of Manchester, the study was led…

Geraldo Rivera: Blacks and Latinos being most ‘protected’ by ‘Stop-and-Frisk’

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera asserted on Friday that New York City’s “Stop-and-Frisk” policy “protected” black and Latino residents more than other groups even though they make up about 90 percent of the people targeted by the policy. During an appearance of Fox & Friends, Rivera welcomed the news that…

Tennessee man blasts 15-year-old with shotgun for toilet-papering neighbor’s home

A Tennessee man is facing multiple charges after shooting a 15-year-old boy with a shotgun when he saw him using toilet paper to “roll” a neighbor’s home. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Chris Guess told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that Dale Bryant Farris had observed several teens spreading…

Witnesses: Texas cops fatally shot unarmed man in back as he ran away

Texas authorities shot and killed an unarmed Utah man while he was fleeing, witnesses said this week. According to KSL, Duncanville police responded on Monday after a friend reported that 28-year-old Clinton Peterson refused to leave the home of his sister, Melissa Peterson. Peterson told KSL that the officers confronted…

Police chief in Trayvon Martin’s town tells neighborhood watch: No more guns

The police chief of the town where teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed has ordered neighborhood watch volunteers to report to duty in their neighborhoods unarmed or not to report at all. According to News Channel 13, Sanford, Florida’s new police chief Cecil Smith is making major changes to…

Alabama man admits to hiring ‘Klansman’ to hang black neighbor ‘like an animal’

An Alabama man admitted Thursday to trying to hire a man he believed was a Ku Klux Klansman to kill his neighbor, who is black and a registered sex offender. According to court documents, 29-year-old Allen Wayne Densen Morgan told an undercover FBI agent that he wanted to see the…

Two injured and gunman in custody after shooting incident at Tennessee Navy base

Officials in the city of Millington, TN confirm reports of shots fired at Millington Navy Base. According to local station WMC-TV Channel 5, emergency personnel are responding to the scene. WMC-TV said that at least two people have been shot. WREG reported that the shooter is currently in police custody.…

3 kids hurt when student fires AR-15 during anti-drug event at California elementary school

Three children were hurt Wednesday after a student pulled the trigger of a police officer’s AR-15 rifle during an anti-drug demonstration at a California elementary school. An 11-year-old told KCAL-TV that police officers were playing four square with students about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday and handing out stickers when one student…

Authorities seek dozens of AR-15 rifles that disappeared en route to Louisiana

Police are still seeking dozens of high-powered rifles that disappeared earlier this month from a Louisiana-bound truck. A shipment of AR-15 Colt Law Enforcement Carbines left the manufacturer in Hartford, Connecticut, on Oct. 9, but an internal law enforcement memo showed that 63 of the weapons were missing when the…

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