The Boston Marathon Explosions: Showing Empathy with the Victims of Bombings

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 7:33 pm

On April 15, 2013, in┬áBoston, Massachusetts, three people were killed when two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon. Over 144 were wounded. Doctors performed at least ten amputations on those injured. The same day, in the cities of Baghdad, Fallujah and Kirkuk in Iraq, there were “serial blasts.” Fourteen car bombs and three roadside bombs [...]

The Off-Screen Violence of an NYPD Shooting in Times Square

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 1:25 pm

The introduction for the New York Times‘ coverage of a police shooting in the commercially decadent hub of New York known as Times Square is the following, “When the tourists and shoppers thronging Times Square on Saturday afternoon first saw the police officers, guns drawn, confronting a knife-wielding man, many thought they had stumbled onto [...]

London Riots: A Symptom of the ‘Burning’ & ‘Looting’ of UK Public Services

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 6:21 pm

Birmingham – Tuesday (photo: Beacon Radio) Riots have gripped London for the past four nights and, as communities attempt to clean up, there is increased tension and the possibility of more property damage. Last night, a Sony warehouse was destroyed in a blazing fire. BBC News broadcast images, which would elicit a visceral reaction from [...]

London’s Burning (VIDEO)

By: Monday August 8, 2011 11:19 pm

For three nights, there have been riots in London. The Guardian reports young looters are finding they have nothing to lose and little reason to obey the “social norms.” There is a consensus building up that the violence unfolding is a result of “social exclusion,” even systemic racism. Here’s a collection of some the video [...]

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