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Do Cops Make Schools Safe? Students Answer [VIDEO] Play

Do Cops Make Schools Safe? Students Answer [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas, Julianne Hing on March 7 2013, 10:08AM

A crucial voice has been lost in the post-Sandy Hook debate over school safety: Students. So we asked some Los Angeles high schoolers to chime in.

Topics: Guns, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

It’s Not Just Chicago: 100 Youth Homicides in Miami Since 2009

by Julianne Hing on March 5 2013, 3:48PM

Eighty-one of them were the result of gun-related incidents.

Topics: Guns, /NOW

Obama's Fatherhood Meme Ruffles Otherwise Ardent Supporters

Obama’s Fatherhood Meme Ruffles Otherwise Ardent Supporters

by Jamilah King on February 20 2013, 10:43AM

Critics are asking why the president sees family structure as the gun problem in Chicago, but not in Newton.

Topics: Chicago, Criminal Justice, Guns

Dispatch from Chicago: Stop the Violence...But How?

Dispatch from Chicago: Stop the Violence…But How?

by Jamilah King on February 7 2013, 8:42AM

As the city becomes the face of urban gun violence, those working directly with the youth being killed struggle for satisfying answers.

Topics: Chicago, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Guns, Schools & Youth

What's the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on January 22 2013, 8:31AM

Colorlines readers responds to the White House’s proposals to prevent gun violence.

Topics: Guns, Health

What Obama's Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

What Obama’s Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 17 2013, 8:52AM

There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.

Topics: Guns, Health

After Newtown, School Communities Brace for Another Influx of Police

After Newtown, School Communities Brace for Another Influx of Police

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2013, 10:33AM

School advocates that are already fighting a school to prison pipeline warn against the assumption that you prevent violence by adding cops.

Topics: Guns, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Not Senseless, Not Random: The Deadly Mix of Race, Guns & Madness

Not Senseless, Not Random: The Deadly Mix of Race, Guns & Madness

by Rinku Sen on August 6 2012, 12:19PM

The horrific attack on a Sikh community in Wisconsin is but the latest sign that this nation’s xenophobia is a crisis.

Topics: Guns, Movement, Sikh Murders

Zurana Horton's Murder Gives Brooklyn a Ground Zero of Gun Terror

Zurana Horton’s Murder Gives Brooklyn a Ground Zero of Gun Terror

by Curtis Stephen on November 1 2011, 9:45AM

When a 34-year-old mom was gunned down by stray bullets, her murder gripped the city and made global headlines. The news cycle has moved on, but Brownsville remains as flooded as ever with guns.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Guns