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In any given year Americans are 2,000 times more likely to be killed by other armed Americans than by a Jihadi terrorist.

In a country where the carrying of weapons is as common as the acquisition of a car, the frequency of massacres and shootings supposes that something isn’t working in its legislation.

[OP-ED]: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?

 06/28/2017 - 11:44
Even at the pivotal moment Castile very straightforwardly tells Yanez, “Sir, I do have to tell you, I have a firearm on me.” Yanez calmly says, “Don’t reach for it, then. Don’t pull it out.” Dashcam video

 My brother-in-law, a volunteer constable in a small Arkansas town, once said that the answer to the tensions and violence between motorists of color and the police was for law enforcement to treat those they are sworn to protect with respect and politeness.

Ocho muertos y un sospechoso detenido en un tiroteo en Misisipi

 05/28/2017 - 12:55

Ocho personas murieron en un tiroteo en un área rural de Misisipi, entre ellas el "número dos" del alguacil del condado de Lincoln, informaron hoy las autoridades locales, que detuvieron a un sospechoso, quien aseguró que buscaba "suicidarse mediante los disparos de un policía".

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[OP-ED]: As the circus leaves town for good, may the increased respect for animals endure

 01/19/2017 - 07:29
An elephant from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus eats hay during the Behind-the-Scenes Experience, as part of the introduction of their Circus XTREME show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, USA, 13 January 2016 (reissued 15 January 2017). According to a statement by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on 15 January 2017, the circus will end what it calls 'The Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years. EFE

I will never get to take my grandchildren to the circus.

For that matter, I’ll never again get to take my parents -- who adore going with their own grandchildren to the circus for the cotton candy, popcorn, acrobats and animals -- now that Feld Entertainment has announced that, after 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will close in May after a few final performances.

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Cinco personas fallecidas en un tiroteo en el Aeropuerto de Fort Lauderdale

 01/06/2017 - 16:59
Un alguacil del condado de Broward, Florida, observa la pista del aeropuerto de Fort Lauderdale después de que al menos cinco personas murieran hoy, 6 de enero de 2017, en un tiroteo en el Aeropuerto Internacional. Foto: EFE/GIORGIO VIERA

Al menos cinco personas fueron asesinadas y 13 resultaron heridas tras un tiroteo en el aeropuerto de Fort Lauderdale esta tarde. El sospechoso es Esteban Santiago, de 26 años, quien fue capturado y puesto bajo custodia.

El tiroteo sucedió en el área de recogida de equipaje en el Terminal 2, un poco antes de la 1 PM hora local, como confirmó el aeropuerto.

Cientos de personas se encontraban en la plataforma mientras vehículos de la policía y ambulancias corrían hacia la escena.

Five people killed, in airport shooting

 01/06/2017 - 16:48
A Sheriff from the Broward County in Florida watches the Fort Lauderdale Airport runway after 5 people were killed today in a shooting inside the International Airport. Photo: EFE/GIORGIO VIERA

At least five people were killed and 13 injured after a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport this afternoon. The alleged suspect, 26-year old Esteban Santiago was captured and taken into custody.

The shooting happened in the baggage claim area in Terminal 2 a little before 1pm local time, as confirmed by the airport.

Hundreds of people were standing on the tarmac as police vehicles and ambulances rushed to the scene.

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleisher tweeted: “I’m at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.”