"What might have stopped the gunman from killing 21 people in Uvalde, Texas? In the aftermath of the shootings, familiar details emerged. We know he fought with his mother. We know he has been accused of posting footage of himself seriously abusing one or more cats online. We know he shot his grandmother, who worked at Robb Elementary. We know he … [Read more...]
We Need Hope to Combat Violence. That Won’t Arrive Without Action.
A Disturbing New Pattern in Mass Shootings: Young Assailants
"Six of the nine deadliest mass shootings in the United States since 2018 were by people who were 21 or younger, representing a shift for mass casualty shootings, which before 2000 were most often initiated by men in their mid-20s, 30s and 40s. “We see two clusters when it comes to mass shooters, people in their 40s who commit workplace type … [Read more...]
What Makes a Mass Shooter?
"In America, unthinkable violence has become routine. In the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, David Remnick speaks with the researchers Jillian Peterson and James Densley, whose book, “The Violence Project,” is the most in-depth study of mass shooters to date. Pro-gun politicians may continue to block any measures to … [Read more...]
What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?
In the following interview, Tommy Tucker discusses mass shooters and the things we have learned about them with Jillian Peterson. Listen here. Author: Tommy Tucker Source: WWL First News … [Read more...]
Texas gunman warned of Uvalde school shooting in private Facebook message
"An overwhelming number of school shooters — 80 percent — display warning signs ahead of their attacks, such as discussing them online or in person, said Jillian Peterson, an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Hamline University in Minnesota. “The most common is they tell their classmates,” said Peterson, who has studied … [Read more...]