gun violence

Police investigators are searching for two shooters who opened fire at a backyard party late Wednesday in Pennsylvania, killing five people and wounding three others, according to NBC News.

An English student’s comparison of a Ku Klux Klan member to a police officer in a school assignment rocked a Kentucky high school and brought about a contentious discussion regarding social injustice, WLKY reports. An Honors English teacher at North Oldham High School in Oldham County asked her students to read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee […]

A 23-year-old has been arrested in the shooting death of a baby girl in Compton, California earlier this month, The LA Times reports. Ray Howard Patterson was taken into police custody by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Monday afternoon. Police believe Patterson was the same suspect who took off in a blue Chevrolet Impala […]

The incident occurred Saturday around 1 p.m. when police responded to a call that Dyzhawn Perkins, 19, was behaving erratically at a local grocery store and later attacked an elderly couple who lived nearby, WTVR reports. When two Buckingham County police officers later found Perkins at a nearby home, he reportedly jumped through a plate-glass window and allegedly attacked one of the officers.

Nathan Barksdale, the Baltimore drug lord and inspiration behind HBO's hit series The Wire, has died.

The criticism against the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois began in January when the non-profit organization teamed up with the Chicago Police Department to monitor police stops with the help of contact cards and thorough reports on incidents between officers and civilians.

The trend has been studied closely for a number of years, showing a slow increase in gun-related deaths.

Fulton writes that Clinton's emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement and her promise to continue President Obama's efforts to enact gun reform if elected influenced her decision.

"I learned that one of my family members became one of over 30,000 Americans who die every year as a result of gun violence. My cousin became one of the tragic statistics that I, unfortunately, cite most often in my work."

President Barack Obama will answer questions Thursday evening on the thorny issue of the right to keep and bear arms.

Gisela Mota, 33, was sworn in as mayor less than a day before she was shot in her home in Temixco, a central Mexican city.