Don't act like you're surprised...
While the majority of all violent crimes are perpetuated by men, American mass murders in particular seem to be the territory of white men. The Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime writes that, “Compared with assailants who kill but one victim, mass murderers are overwhelmingly likely to be male, are far more likely to be white,” and the numbers prove it.
There was a lot of misinformation spread about Adam Lanza in the hours and days following the massacre of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary, but we're surprised to hear that he was a Republican Congressman. How else could GOP representatives been considered to have death at their hands?
ABC's Jake Tapper managed to buck the trend today by asking President Obama where's he's been for the last four years on gun violence, but it looks like his vague call for "meaningful action" after several high-profile shootings earns him a pass.
Young Juve, the son of rapper Juvenile, was busted in Orlando, FL on Halloween for allegedly assaulting a couple leaving a party.
Footage from the altercation has surfaced online and shows Young Juve viciously punching a female who is seen lying on the ground. During the fight, Juvenile (in a black t-shirt) is seen trying to restrain his son and escorts him to a waiting SUV before driving off.
On February 26, 2012 Trayvon Martin was fatally shot as he walked home from a trip to the local convenience story. George Zimmerman, the neighbor on trial for Trayvon's murder, has used Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law as his defense.
In this interview on The Ricki Lake Show, Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mom, talks about her family and how they're struggling since losing her beloved son. For more, visit TheRickiLakeShow.com
USC campus was on lockdown for several hours after gun shots were fired on campus.
2 men got into an argument at a Halloween party and shots were fired leaving several people injured, 1 citically wounded and 3 others with non life threatening injuries.
2 people have been arrested and the people involved in the incident are not USC students.
“Real World” cast member Bradon Swift was arrested last night in Philadelphia and TMZ obtained video of the incident. Local police say that the “Real World St. Thomas” star was charged with disorderly contact, given a citation and released.
Swift yelled on the video that he was “being beat up by police” and commented on the incident on his twitter page:
A warrant is out for Marcus Vick after he failed to appear in court. A lawyer for Michael Vick’s brother said that Vick was unemployed and in Atlanta, thus, that’s why he couldn’t appear in the Hampton Circuit court. Yeah, good luck with that defense.
Meanwhile, here’s more on the story:
Vick's attorney, Lawrence Woodward, told the judge that Vick was unemployed in Atlanta and couldn't get to court.