Posts Tagged: Shootings

Why Do You Keep Making Cops Shoot People, Crazy Man?

So far all anyone has to say about the Manhattan District Attorney charging a crazy man with assault because two cops opened fire on him (while he was unarmed) and shot bystanders is… "wait, what?"

This is also pretty choice: After his arrest, Mr. Broadnax was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he told a detective that “he was talking to dead relatives in his head and that he tried throwing himself in front of cars to kill himself,” according to a court document released on Wednesday.

A judge ordered a mental evaluation, and a psychiatrist later found Mr. Broadnax competent to stand trial, Ms. Appling said.

Either [...]


Violence and Making Sense

Three years ago, I set out to write a novel about Cho Seung-Hui, the shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre. Since Columbine, I have held an unhealthy interest in the way the media, and by extension, the greater moralizing population, processes mass killings. Cho was a Korean-American from the South who had entered college with dreams, however mangled and bizarre, of becoming a writer. That same sentence could have been written about me. As the evidence of Cho’s derangement began to surface in the videos, short stories and plays he left behind, it became clear that Cho had been trying to tell a righteous story, where the “rich kids” and [...]


Almost 3 Days Later, Police Find Gun in Car of Man They Shot!

As an update to our coverage of one of America's biggest African-American get-togethers, on Memorial Day weekend: about 60 hours after shooting the driver of a car early Monday morning, Miami Beach police found a gun in the car, as they promised they would. It was "out of plain sight," hence why it took them… more than… two days… to find it…. inside the car. “We were told he was seen with a firearm and, sure enough, there was a firearm in the car," said the chief of police. (That's a real quote!)