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NEWS
October 7, 2015
ANOTHER MASS shooting. It is now time for the pro-gun enthusiasts to circle the wagons and begin (or continue) regurgitating their tired defense of an untenable position. First item on the list is lambasting the opposition for "politicizing" a tragic occurrence. Of course they never mention when the "right time" is. Is it a week after? Perhaps a month? Or should liberals display prescience, and make speeches a week or so before the next mass shooting? The next defensive stance will be that more should be done to ferret out and treat the mentally ill. They may even blame violent TV, video games and movies.
NEWS
October 7, 2015 | By Susan Snyder and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Community College of Philadelphia was on lockdown for about 45 minutes Tuesday morning after a report that a man entered a building with a gun, police officials said. But police say that, after investigating the situation and interviewing witnesses this afternoon, they are unsure whether a gun was ever brought onto campus. "There is some question as to what took place. We're still investigating it," said Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey. "We have no gun, and we don't know if there was, in fact, a gun. We've still got a lot of work to do. " A 19-year-old student initially told police that he had fought with a 17-year-old student, and the 17-year-old flashed a gun at him, Ramsey said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2015
WHEN A GUNMAN at Umpqua Community College in Oregon killed nine and injured nine others before killing himself during a confrontation with police, President Obama said our response was becoming routine. The call for thoughts and prayers was routine. The statements by our political leaders were routine. The call for gun control was routine. And, of course, the backlash from gun supporters was routine. This time, the sneering faces leading the hit parade included the ringmaster himself, Donald Trump.
NEWS
October 1, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A grand jury on Tuesday did not indict three Atlantic City detectives involved in the fatal shooting of an armed 20-year-old man last year. Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain released still images from surveillance video showing Shawn Brown holding a handgun and then running from police with it moments before he was shot three times by two of the detectives on Sept. 9, 2014, in the 1100 block of Drexel Avenue. Brown, who lived in the city, died that day at Atlantic City Medical Center, City Division.
NEWS
October 1, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
By all appearances, the item in the student's backpack Tuesday morning was a handgun, and officials quickly locked down Chester High School. And though Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said it was only a BB gun, Chester police said Tuesday afternoon that the 15-year-old student would be charged with possession of a weapon on school property - a first-degree misdemeanor. On Tuesday morning around 10:15, the 10th-grade student at the Delaware County high school was spotted pulling a gun from his waistband and dropping it into a black backpack while walking down a hallway.
NEWS
September 22, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS & WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writers russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
POLICE ARE investigating whether a dispute over yesterday's Eagles-Cowboys game triggered a bloody gunbattle involving bikers at a popular bar in the Northeast that left one man dead and three others wounded. Cops who arrived on the scene shortly after the early evening shooting at the Tangeray Tavern, on Pratt Street near Summerdale and Godfrey avenues in Summerdale, said they were looking at whether the football game triggered the gunfight, which may have involved members of the notorious Wheels of Soul motorcycle gang.
NEWS
September 14, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man was killed and three injured in overnight violence Friday into Saturday morning, Philadelphia police said. At 6:05 p.m. Friday, 16th District officers were called to the 700 block of North Dekalb Street in Mantua, where they found a 61-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he died about 90 minutes later, police said. No one had been arrested in the incident, and police would not release the man's name. Just before 11 p.m. Friday, police from the 17th District were called to a shooting on the 1400 block of South 19th Street in Point Breeze, where they found a 50-year-old man who had been shot in the lower left leg. The officers took him to Penn Presbyterian, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The handgun was hidden, the trigger locked, and the key stashed away. Farid Naib said he did everything a responsible parent with a weapon in the house should do for his family's safety. But in March, he buried his 13-year-old son, who shot and killed himself with the gun Naib thought he had so carefully concealed. Now Naib is appearing in a video produced by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Violence - and released to coincide with National Suicide Prevention Week - to warn parents about the dangers of having a gun in the home.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2015 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Tribe of Fools' Zombies . . . With Guns contains all the elements Philadelphia Fringe audiences have come to expect from this ensemble: dynamic choreography, great sense of humor, generous helping of hometown in-jokes (is Whiz v. provolone Philly enough for yiz?), and a ridiculous premise with a heart of gold. But this year also brings something unexpected: a dark side. Full disclosure: I'm not exactly a casual observer of this genre. My ambient zombiverse includes all the usual books, films, and TV shows, plus I've logged more than 800 miles on my "Zombies, Run!"
NEWS
September 6, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden man who faced potential prison time for using a gun as a film prop pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge, which will allow him to avoid incarceration, his attorney said Friday. Ta'Quan Allen, 19, had faced a minimum of five years in prison with the original charge of unlawful possession of a weapon, said his public defender, Lou Presenza. After pleading guilty to improper disposal of a firearm, Allen will receive probation, his attorney said. Allen said he was filming a movie with friends in May on a vacant property next to his home when several police officers approached with their guns drawn.
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