Posts Tagged: Shooting

What Do You Do When The Shooting Starts?

I showed up just after the shooting started. I was maybe five minutes behind the gunman at Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. I was on my way to Vegas for an early birthday celebration for my brother when, according to the authorities, a 23-year-old named Paul Anthony Ciancia decided to work out a lunatic grudge against the Transportation Security Administration with an assault rifle. One TSA employee, Gerardo Hernandez, was killed, and at least three other people were wounded.

LAX is old news already. It was lost in the weekend cycle, even before a man in a motorcycle helmet opened fire at the Garden State [...]


Gun Violence In America Just Since Friday's Massacre Of Children And Schoolteachers In Newtown


To Live and Die in Oklahoma

Dispatcher: "OK. County 13 is advising that you can defend your property if you need to." Jackson: "I don't want to have to kill this man, but I'll kill him graveyard dead ma'am." Dispatcher: "I understand." -An 911 operator explaining to 57-year-old Donna Jackson, of Cushing, Oklahoma, that she was within her rights to kill an intruder in her home. Which she then promptly did. "Police said they will not charge Jackson with a crime. Prosecutors said she was justified under Oklahoma's 'stand-your-ground' law." The main downside, it seems to me, is that, now that the intruder is dead, she'll never know why he was breaking in. I guess [...]