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Senators Question Security Clearance Process In Wake Of Navy Yard Shooting
By Reuters, Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. senators on Thursday questioned the government's security clearance process, calling
Lawsuit Alleges Unrealistic Caseload At Firm That Vets Defense Contractors
WASHINGTON -- Another former investigator has sued the private, for-profit firm that performs many of the security clearance
Shelter in Place: Can America Shutdown Its Violent, Racist Past?
Local and national news outlets pay attention to politicians and other national and regional officials who do and say things that are unmistakeably racist, covering these outbursts like sporting events.
Crazy Every Day: America's Mental Illness Epidemic
Victoria A. Brownworth
Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and the first out lesbian ...
How many families have to be devastated by the impact of this disease before we make mental illness a priority in this country? One in four is sick. If it were influenza, it would be an epidemic.
Married to the Mob
Dr. Gregory Jantz
Mental Health Expert and Founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE
A week ago, 12 people got up and went to work, probably like they did every workday. It was a Monday morning, and we all
Aaron Alexis' Former Employers Point Fingers Over Navy Yard Gunman's Record
By Reuters, Reuters
The Experts acknowledged that it pulled Alexis off his Newport assignment for a few days rest. But the company allowed him
The Washington Navy Yard and Our Porous Mental Health System
Executive Director, Spectrum Youth and Family Services
I know that it is not a simple or easy task to make these decisions about who we provide treatment for, and in what setting, especially since it involves the civil rights of individuals. But I cannot help but conclude the pendulum has swung too far in one direction.
Most Common-Sense Poll Ever Finds Americans Don't Think Criminals Should Have Access To Guns
A poll taken eight days after the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington shows that a majority of Americans think expanding
Navy Yard Gunman Video Shows Aaron Alexis Walking Through Building 197 With Shotgun
Footage released by the FBI on Wednesday shows Aaron Alexis walking with a shotgun through the Washington Navy Yard moments
Navy Yard Shooting Photos, Video Of Aaron Alexis Released By FBI
Ryan J. Reilly
Alexis carved “End to the torment!” “Not what yall say!” and “Better off this way!” on the weapon he used. WASHINGTON -- Aaron
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Gun Control Advocates: We're Playing The Long Game
Wordsmith in Chief, Prime Prose LLC
The Navy Yard. The Farmers Market. The Second Amendment...
USIS, Background Check Firm That Vetted Snowden, Alexis, Sued By Its Own Investigators Over Workload
A spokesman for USIS said the firm declined to comment on the litigation. In another lawsuit filed in California in 2011
A Matter of Sanity
Novelist, psychiatrist, physician
I believe that in the interest of the greater good would be federal legislation mandating anyone with certain psychiatric diagnoses (Paranoid Schizophrenia, certain types of dementia, and other psychotic disorders) be entered into a federal database, prohibiting them from gun ownership.
Rollie Chance, Wrongly Suspected Navy Yard Shooter, Speaks Out
No one knows what it's like to be a dead mass murderer. But for about 20 minutes on Monday, Rollie Chance got about as close to that experience as you can get.
Rollie Chance, Wrongly Suspected Navy Yard Shooter: I Thought 'This Must Be A Joke'
WASHINGTON -- No one knows what it's like to be a dead mass murderer. But for about 20 minutes on Monday, Rollie Chance got
House Set To Examine Link Between Video Games, Culture Of Violence In Wake Of Navy Yard Shooting
During an interview on Fox News Thursday, Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) brought up gaming in response to "hostage shooting" metaphors
Officials Probing Whether Workplace Dispute Drove Navy Yard Shooting
The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday began his rampage by heading directly to the fourth
Aaron Alexis Background Check Done By Same Firm That Scrutinized Edward Snowden
By Reuters, Reuters
USIS, working as a contractor for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), conducted a background review of Aaron Alexis
Aaron Alexis Airport Confrontation: Family Says Shooting Suspect Thought They Were Laughing At Him
Growing evidence suggests that Alexis was mentally unstable. Eang Tan, board member at the Thai Buddhist temple in Rayhham
How Aaron Alexis Passed a Background Check and Bought a Gun
Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
When individuals like Aaron Alexis are
prohibited purchasers under existing federal law, it is obvious that universal background checks alone are not enough. We need to have a national discussion about expanding the disqualifying criteria.
Jon Stewart: 'Why Is It That Guns Are The One Danger We Seem Utterly Unable To Do Anything About?' (VIDEO)
On Wednesday, Jon Stewart expressed the frustration that a lot of Americans are feeling in the wake of yet another mass shooting
Aaron Alexis Carved 'Better Off This Way' Into Shotgun
While In Texas Aaron Alexis Found Buddhism To Be A Temporary Refuge (PHOTOS)
By USA Today, USA Today
“It looked like he had something heavy on his mind, like he was trying to keep it all in his head,” Pundisto said through
Alleged D.C. Shooter Would Not Have Gotten Much Help From the GOP
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst
The GOP's sudden discovery that there is a great need for more funding for that care is commendable. What's not is that it would try to sell the public on the notion that increasing that care makes it unnecessary to pass gun legislation.
Navy Yard Shooter's Mother Makes Statement
During an interview, Cathleen Alexis, mother of Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis, expresses her sorrow at her son's actions.
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