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Did a Woman Open Fire at McDonald’s for Forgetting Bacon on Her Burgers?
A Michigan woman was sentenced to three to seven years in prison after opening fire in 2014 at a McDonald’s restaurant where workers twice forgot to put bacon on her burgers during one visit.
Did a Woman Open Fire at McDonald’s for Forgetting Bacon on Her Burgers?
My Son’s Girlfriend Won’t Take the Hint That I Hate Her
I hate my son’s girlfriend of 13 years. They are high school sweethearts who are now 30 and talking about buying property and eventually starting a family together. He currently lives at home and helps pay my mortgage, among other things. If he leaves, I will be forced to sell the house and adjust to a new lifestyle. I feel she will keep me away from my son when they move out. I have tried everything to split them apart and often make her feel unwelcome in my home and talk about her negatively to almost anyone who will listen. I even make her bring her own food when she stays here. Why can’t she just get the point that no one wants her here and move on!? What else can I do to get rid of her?
My Son’s Girlfriend Won’t Take the Hint That I Hate Her Ban 'Disrespects' Freedom, Federal Judge Writes
Sweden grapples with high death toll after controversially refusing to lock down
Sweden’s controversial decision to refuse coronavirus lockdown measures is taking its toll — with the number of deaths up to 17 times higher than its Nordic neighbors, according to reports.
Fatalities in the Scandinavian nation topped 1,300 on Thursday — far worse than Denmark, Norway and Finland, which all implemented containment measures, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.
By comparison, Denmark has reported 321 COVID-19 deaths, Norway has reported 150 deaths and Finland has reported just 75, the data shows.
These Pictures Show Huge Crowds Protesting Against Coronavirus Lockdowns At State Capitols
Thousands of Michiganders took to the streets to protest the governor’s stay-at-home order
Three Colorado men arrested for violating state’s stay-at-home order
After Anonymous Tip, 17 Bodies Found at Nursing Home Hit by Virus
Chicago Man Killed Himself and a Woman After Fearing They Had Coronavirus, Police Say
Police say a man in the Chicago area shot himself and a woman in his apartment after fearing both had the new coronavirus, The Chicago Tribune reports. Will County Sheriff’s deputies found the bodies of Patrick Jesernik, 54, and Cheryl Schriefer, 59, during a welfare check Saturday that had been requested by Jesernik’s family, who had not heard from him. Family members said Jesernik had been afraid that he was suffering from COVID-19 and that Schriefer had been having trouble breathing. Tests for COVID-19 came back negative for both after the apparent murder-suicide. The prohibition of any group larger than 10 people to slow the spread of the coronavirus has stymied recovery and domestic violence prevention efforts across the world.
The Daily Beast
Maryland Man Killed Estranged Wife, Her Teen Neighbor Then Self: Police
Teenager arrested in deaths of University of Wisconsin doctor and her husband
Women are using code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during lockdown
Multiple San Francisco restaurants vandalized during stay-at-home order
Baltimore mayor to residents: Please stop shooting each other — we need hospital beds for coronavirus patients
In a news conference Wednesday, Baltimore Mayor Jack Young pleaded with residents to stop shooting each other so that the city's limited number of hospital beds could be used to treat those suffering from COVID-19.
His plea came alongside a declaration of emergency in Baltimore as the city reported its fifth confirmed coronavirus case and is experiencing evidence of a growing community spread.
"I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently," Young said, according to WJZ-TV. "We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime."
Baltimore has seen an uptick in violence since Friday, according to city Commissioner Michael Harrison. The violence included a mass shooting Tuesday night that resulted in seven victims needing to be transported to hospitals and are in serious but stable condition.
"For those of you who want to continue to shoot and kill people of this city, we're not going to tolerate it," Young said. "We're going to come after you and we're going to get you."
College student faces felony terrorism charges after he took a photo with an AR-15 and joked about melting ‘snowflakes’
A college student from Michigan is facing felony terrorist charges after sending a photo of an AR-15 to friends, and joking about how the gun would "make the snowflakes melt."
Lucas Gerhard, 20, shared the image of him touting the firearm with a private group of friends on Snapchat on Aug. 22, the night before he was scheduled to return to Lake Superior State University for the fall semester, according to the College Fix.
"Takin this bad boy up, this outta make the snowflakes melt, aye? And I mean snowflakes as in snow," a caption for the image read.
Playing video games does not make you a mass shooter, expert says
During a speech on Monday addressing the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump call for an end to — or substantial reduction of — the "glorification" of violence in "gruesome and grisly" video game culture. While some are quick to blame video games for real-life acts of violence, experts say there is no such link.
"When it comes to actual serious criminal violence, there's virtually no evidence that video games matter," James Ivory, professor and research director at Virginia Tech, told CBS News.
Ivory has researched the social and psychological dimensions of media, particularly the content and effects of video games. He says he's determined that a lot of things influence violent crime — but the media we consume is not one of them.
Teens are increasingly depressed, anxious, and suicidal. How can we help?
Suicide rates lately have been increasing in all age groups in America, in almost every state. But the epidemic of youth suicide is particularly stymying, even for experts who study it.
There are plenty of hypotheses about what’s driving it floating around. They include the changing way teens interact with each other in digital spaces, economic stress and fallout from the 2008 recession, increasing social isolation, suicide contagion, and the fact that teens can more easily look up suicide methods online.
Two other enormous public health issues of our time are at play too. Children of opioid users appear to be more at risk for suicide. Same goes for young people who live in a house with a gun.
But the bottom line is that no one really knows why. That doesn’t mean more suicides can’t be prevented, however.
Montana had the highest suicide rate in the country. Then budget cuts hit.
Mourners in this small town in northeast Montana, where a strip of appliance shops and bars are dwarfed by vast ranches, packed into a church this month to pray for Michael Lee.
A week earlier, Michael, a 13-year-old who dreamed of playing for the NFL, had killed himself in his family’s red clapboard home. At the funeral on Aug. 3, a row of Michael’s middle-school football teammates sat behind his relatives and friends, wearing maroon jerseys and white armbands with “R.I.P.” handwritten on them. A handful of strangers were there, too; the funeral announcement said anyone affected by suicide was welcome.
That seems to include just about everybody in the state these days.
Why States Should Ban Guns From Political Rallies
Some of the neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and as well as number of protesters within the Antifas group, openly carried assault rifles during the events in Charlottesville. The governor has said the police were outgunned at the event. Given the hate-filled speech and the ensuing physical violence, it is remarkable that no shots were fired. We were a trigger-pull away from a bloody shootout with semi-automatic weapons.
Some have suggested that the First Amendment right to congregate and to speak one's mind — no matter how repugnant the content of the speech — conflicted with the Second Amendment right to bear arms at a political rally. The problem with this is that, while the courts have unambiguously affirmed the former, there is no Constitutional right to bear arms at a political rally.
Protection, politics are leading more black women to pick up firearms
Marchelle Tigner is on a mission: to train at least 1 million women how to shoot a firearm. She had spent no time around guns before joining the National Guard. Now, as a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, she wants to give other women of color the training she hadn’t had.
“It’s important, especially for black women, to learn how to shoot,” Tigner said, noting that black women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence. “We need to learn how to defend ourselves.”
NY Daily News
Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says
From 2012 to 2014, on average, 1,297 children died annually from a gun-related injury in the US, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.
The study also revealed which states in the US saw most of those deaths among children and which children may be most at risk for a gun-related injury.
"When you start putting numbers like that to real lives, real people every day who are injured by firearms ... it confirms a statistic we already know a lot about," said Weiser, who was not involved in the study.
Doctors also emphasize that there are methods available to safely secure and store firearms, away from children, and they recommend that parents employ those methods when keeping guns in the home.
Baltimore’s Top Doctor: Why Aren’t We Treating Gun Violence Like A Health Crisis?
Army lost track of more than $1 billion in Humvees, weapons in Iraq, report says
The U.S. Army lost track of more than $1 billion worth of Humvees, rifles and other equipment meant for local allies in the fight against ISIS, according to a report.
An audit of the Iraqi Train and Equip Fund revealed that hundreds of Humvees, tens of thousands of rifles and hundreds of mortars were unaccounted for, according to Amnesty International.
The declassified report, published by the human rights group Wednesday, blamed the mishap on the lack of a central database for keeping track of the equipment destined for the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
The Department of Defense officials’ audit also revealed that the weapons are not tracked after being transferred to the Iraqi government.
NY Daily News
An apolitical profession wakes up: Trauma surgeons speak out about gun violence
There are a lot of voices in the national discourse about gun violence — victims, politicians, activists, lobbyists, gun owners, pundits, law enforcement — but rarely does the public hear from the very people who deal directly with the fallout from gun violence on a daily basis: trauma surgeons. These are the professionals who see the reality behind the cold statistics of injuries and death from firearms. For various reasons, their views and experiences are rarely heard.
A small but growing movement in the world of trauma surgery is trying to change that. The increased attention to the topic of gun control in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting, and the way the Black Lives Matter movement has drawn attention to the intersection of race and violence, have contributed to an atmosphere where trauma surgeons, some of whom see gunshot victims on a daily basis, feel compelled to speak up.
Study: Road rage incidents involving guns are increasing
The number of road rage incidents involving guns is on the rise. According to a new report released this morning by The Trace, an independent nonprofit news organization that covers gun issues, there were at least 620 gun-involved road rage incidents in 2016; that’s more than double from two years earlier.
Florida had the most in the country over a two-year period, with 146 incidents.
Road rage is often nasty or violent. But when drivers bring guns into the mix, it can be deadly. One year ago, former NFL player Will Smith was gunned down in New Orleans during a road rage incident, in which surveillance footage appears to show one car rear-end the other.