Tag Archives: mass shootings

News from North America, Wednesday 5th June 2013

New York Times: “Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people, told a judge on Tuesday that he believed he was defending the lives of the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from American military personnel when he went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood here in November 2009. Major Hasan’s remarks […]

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News from North America, Thursday 23rd May 2013

New York Times: “One lingering mystery in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings is whether the dead suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, played a role in the unsolved murders of three men, one of them his best friend, in a Boston suburb in 2011. That question deepened early Wednesday when a man in Orlando, Fla., who […]

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News from North America, Thursday 28th March 2013

BBC News: “Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 cinema-goers last July in Aurora, Colorado, say he is prepared to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. The attorneys said in a court motion that James Holmes, 25, was ‘currently willing to resolve the case’.” New York Times: “The narrative heard in federal court […]

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News from North America, Thursday 21st March 2013

Washington Post: “A panel of White House advisers warned President Obama in a secret report that U.S. spy agencies were paying inadequate attention to China, the Middle East and other national security flash points because they had become too focused on military operations and drone strikes, U.S. officials said.” CNN: “The State Department has put […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 19th March 2013

Bloomberg: “Hearkening back to Cold War anxieties, growing signs of spying on U.S. universities are alarming national security officials. As schools become more global in their locations and student populations, their culture of openness and international collaboration makes them increasingly vulnerable to theft of research conducted for the government and industry.” New York Times: “Syria’s main exile opposition coalition […]

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News from North America, Monday 14th January 2013

LA Times: An undercover ‘supply sergeant’ named William Fulton helped bring down Alaska militia leader Schaeffer Cox– who was sentenced to 26 years in prison for plotting to kill government workers. Huffington Post: “Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell delivered some harsh words for the GOP as a whole on Sunday. In an appearance on […]

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North America Tracker 02.01.2013

New York Post: “The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment. Morgan Gliedman — who is nine-months pregnant — and her baby daddy, […]

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North America Tracker 18.12.12

Salon: Reports that Nancy Lanza, mother and first victim of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, was a “prepper” survivalist have brought increased attention to the movement. Comment: New York Times: Adam Lankford asks “what drives mass killers?” Arguing that “for years, the conventional wisdom has been that suicide terrorists are rational political actors, while suicidal rampage shooters are mentally […]

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North America Tracker 17.12.12

Huffington Post: “Speaking before an auditorium of grieving parents, community members and others there to mourn the killing of 20 first graders and six educators from Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to use the power of the office he occupies to end the epidemic of gun violence shaking the nation. ‘We’re not doing […]

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