ORANGE, Calif. — A gunman opened fire at a Southern California real estate office on Wednesday, killing four people, including a 9-year-old boy who the authorities said appeared to have died in his mother’s arms as she tried to shield him from the gunfire. The shooting was likely related to a “business and personal relationship which existed … [Read more...]
A 9-Year-Old Boy Is Among 4 Killed in Southern California Shooting
Restore humane shield to juvenile criminal records
The Violence Project's co-founder James Densley's piece in the Star Tribune, "Restoring humanity to the system is overdue," (March 15) was mentioned by Sarah Davis in her opinion on juvenile records. Read Davis's piece here. Author: Sarah Davis Source: Star Tribune … [Read more...]
After A Year Without Mass School Shootings, Experts Sound the Alarm About a ‘Return to Normal’
As the pandemic spread across the country, students were swept from their classrooms and isolated in their homes, raising concern that the instability could result in devastating emotional health implications and widespread learning loss. But it also came with an unsettling silver lining: A year without a single mass school shooting. The trend … [Read more...]
Will a return to normal post-pandemic mean a return of mass shootings?
The Violence Project's co-founder James Densley spoke with Talib Visram from Fast Company about the contagion effect of mass shootings and mental health. “The reality is: We weren’t living our best selves before the pandemic. America was not a happy, fully functioning place where everybody felt included, and where everybody was thriving. Going … [Read more...]
Why Are Almost All Mass Shooters Men?
A staggering 98 percent of mass shootings have been committed by men, according to The Violence Project, a nonpartisan research group that tracks U.S. mass shooting data dating back to 1966, reports American University Radio. Researchers say that men, more than women, tend to externalize their problems and look for others to blame, which can … [Read more...]