Tag Archives: Gun violence

Odessans Try To Make Sense Of Violence In An Otherwise Friendly City

By Camille Phillips, Texas Public Radio A line of white crosses dot an empty lot on an otherwise busy road in south Odessa. Since they went up on Tuesday, somber groups of visitors trickled in. They quietly left flowers, balloons, … Continue reading

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Many In El Paso Want To Mourn In Peace, Ask Trump Not To Visit

By Mallory Falk, KERA News In El Paso, emotions are still raw after a mass shooting at a Walmart left 22 people dead — many of them Mexican and Mexican-American. Now, the city is bracing for a spectacle only four … Continue reading

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After El Paso Shooting, Experts Say Mental Illness Is Not To Blame For Gun Violence

By Syeda Hasan, KERA News Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas needs to do a better job of addressing its mental health care challenges after a deadly mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart. Speaking at a press conference after the … Continue reading

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Red Flag Laws, Gun Violence And Angry, White Men

By Stephen Becker, KERA Originally published on August 5, 2019 9:50 pm Gun violence dominated the weekend as at least 22 people were killed by a gunman in El Paso – and nine more were shot to death 12 hours … Continue reading

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‘The Ellis Island Of The Southwest’: El Paso Residents Remain Proud Of Immigrant Ties

By Carlos Morales El Paso is a border town with a predominantly Hispanic population and a culture linked to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. And now the community feels like it is being targeted because of that. Residents are … Continue reading

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Debunking The Video Games Cause Gun Violence Myth

By Adhiti Bandlamudi Originally published on August 5, 2019 4:34 pm Following the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which killed at least 31 people, lawmakers started to point to one factor that could have contributed to shootings: violent … Continue reading

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‘Uniquely Lawless’: Security Firm Drops 8chan Website Following El Paso Shooting

By Sasha Ingber, NPR Originally published on August 5, 2019 4:54 pm A Web security company is dropping its protections for 8chan, a controversial online message board where people have posted hateful screeds before carrying out violent and deadly attacks. … Continue reading

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‘Hate Has No Place’ In America, Trump Says After El Paso And Dayton Shootings

By Tamara Keith, NPR Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET President Trump, responding Monday to the deadly weekend shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 31 people, condemned white supremacy and called for the death penalty for mass murderers … Continue reading

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A Mural Takes On New, Tragic Meaning In A Mourning El Paso

By Stella Chávez, KERA News Hundreds of people in El Paso turned out Sunday for a rally against gun violence, the day after a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 26 others inside a local Walmart. The suspected 21-year-old gunman … Continue reading

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El Paso Church Mourns At Sunday Service After Mass Shooting

By Diana Nguyen The country is reeling in the aftermath of three recent shootings that took place in California, Ohio and Texas during the span of one week. On Saturday in the border city of El Paso, a violent rampage at a Walmart … Continue reading

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