• NBC Jul 30, 2019

    Six-Year-Old Boy is Among Those Killed in Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting

    A 6-year-old boy was one of the three people killed when a gunman opened fire Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, a family event southeast of San Jose that he attended with his mother and grandmother.

  • teacher Mar 24, 2019

    Columbine Families Gather to Tell Stories Nearly 20 Years on

    Families of the Columbine High School shooting victims gathered at the school on Saturday to tell their stories 20 years after the tragedy, and they spoke of forgiveness, inclusion and healing, and the balm that sometimes only silence can bring. It was on April 20, 1999, that two Columbine students gunned down 12 classmates and a teacher in the Denver suburb of Littleton.

  • Mayor Jan 1, 2019

    NYPD Won't Fly Drone in Times Square on Rainy New Year's Eve

    A rainy New Year’s Eve in New York has some Times Square revelers ponying up to keep dry, while police are scrapping plans to deploy a drone to keep watch over the crowd for the first time.

  • Massachusetts Dec 12, 2018

    Ex-Judges to ICE: End Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

    Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained. Nearly 70 former judges from 23 states — including federal judges and state supreme court justices...

  • New York Nov 6, 2018

    Jury Selection Begins for El Chapo's U.S. Trial in NYC

    Jury selection began Monday for the U.S. trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman with potential jurors, including a self-described professional Michael Jackson impersonator, quizzed about how much they knew about Guzman’s reputation as a ruthless drug lord in Mexico.

  • police officer Nov 1, 2018

    Levi's Stadium Taking Extra Security Measures Ahead of Raiders-49ers Game

    The Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers are gearing up to face off Thursday for what might be the last football version of the “Battle of the Bay.” Meanwhile, security is being beefed up at Levi’s Stadium to ensure fans keep calm.

  • president Aug 20, 2018

    School Year to Begin at Santa Fe School Where Gunman Killed 10

    Students in Santa Fe, Texas, will begin a new school year Monday with additional security measures in place following a mass shooting in May that left 10 people dead.

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2018

    Rise of Untraceable Firearms Prompts Officials to Call for Stricter Regulation

    The number of “ghost guns” continues to rise, police say, prompting officials to fear a new era of guns that law enforcement can’t track, NBC News reported. Parts are selling out for ghost guns, which are homemade assault-style rifles that exist under the radar of police. The parts fall short of meeting the federal definition of being guns themselves, but...

  • DIRECTOR Jul 4, 2018

    Parents of Parkland Shooting Victims Form Nonprofit to Push for Safer Schools

    Parents and relatives of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting formed a nonprofit Thursday to push for policies that could prevent another massacre, NBC News reported. Stand With Parkland will likely back universal background checks, installing metal detectors and armed guards at all schools and raising the minimum wage for buying firearms to 21, said April...

  • Governor May 25, 2018

    Santa Fe High School Families Call for More Armed Security in Talks With Governor

    Survivors of last week’s shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for more armed security to keep campuses safe. The emotional three-hour discussion marked the end of three days of meetings Abbott held on school...

  • Governor Apr 3, 2018

    New Security Measures in Place for Stoneman Douglas Students

    On Monday, students will return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from spring break and the campus will begin using stronger security protocols.

  • Florida Mar 22, 2018

    Florida High School Requiring Clear Backpacks After Shooting

    When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students return from spring break, they’ll be required by the local school district to use clear backpacks and wear identification badges at all times. Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told parents in a two-page letter about the security changes. It said the backpacks will be given to students at no cost when they return...

  • Donald Trump Mar 15, 2018

    Civil Rights Groups Call for End to Courthouse ICE Detentions

    Civil rights and indigent defense groups asked Massachusetts’ highest court Thursday to stop federal agents from arresting immigrants targeted for deportation at courthouses, saying the practice is scaring victims, witnesses and others away from halls of justice.

  • Florida Mar 9, 2018

    Police: Person in Custody After Alabama High School Shooting

    Metal detectors at an Alabama high school were not in use the day a 17-year-old student was killed in a shooting on campus, the district’s superintendent said Thursday. Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring said the school system is reviewing security measures and protocols that were in place Wednesday, when Courtlin Arrington was fatally shot in a classroom at Huffman...

  • Kentucky Feb 7, 2018

    After Fatal Shooting, Ky. High School Using Metal Detectors

    A Kentucky high school where two students were killed in a shooting last month has begun using metal detectors as an added security precaution. West Kentucky Star cites a statement from the Marshall County school district that says staff would begin using metal detector wands on Tuesday to check students as they pass through one of four entrances into the...

  • Donald Trump Feb 1, 2018

    Immigration Authorities Detail Plan for Courthouse Arrests

    Federal immigration authorities formalized a policy Wednesday to send deportation agents to federal, state and local courthouses to make arrests, dismissing complaints from judges and advocacy groups that it instills fear among crime victims, witnesses and family members. The two-page directive from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it will enter courthouses only for specific targets, such as convicted criminals,...

  • San Francisco Jan 24, 2018

    San Francisco Artists Get a Grip on City Hall Handshakes

    For a common gesture, the handshake sure covers a vast spectrum of variations. On a recent Friday inside handshake-centric San Francisco City Hall, artists/sort-of-researchers Alison Pebworth and Hannah Ireland were attempting to get a grip on that whole handshake thing.

  • Donald Trump Nov 16, 2017

    Cheeseburger Trump Ate in Japan Still Drawing Lines a Week Later

    Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan’s prime minister during his visit last week. “It tasted great, like steak,” the pastry-maker said after savoring the 100 percent U.S. Angus beef Colby Jack Cheeseburger at Tokyo’s tiny Munch’s Burger Shack on Thursday. The lines out the door during...

  • CEO Oct 3, 2017

    For Many Hotels, Terror Risks Make Tight Security Routine

    Across the globe, risks of terrorism and other violence have made tight security at hotels and resorts routine, even in countries where strict gun control laws may help prevent the kind of shooting attack that occurred Sunday night in Las Vegas. Security varies widely from place to place: in many cities luxury hotels have entrances that open straight into shopping...

  • Israel Jul 24, 2017

    Israel Says Embassy Guard Opened Fire After Being Attacked

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that a security guard at the country’s embassy in Jordan opened fire, killing two Jordanians, after being attacked by one of them with a screwdriver. The incident took place on Sunday evening, at a residential building used by embassy staff. Israeli media said Jordan has demanded to conduct an investigation and has prevented Israeli...

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