Monday, August 05, 2019

MORE MASS SHOOTINGS - Brought to You by the GOP, #45, and the NRA

"Multiple fatalities in El Paso shooting, suspect in custody" PBS NewsHour 8/3/2019


SUMMARY:  Authorities in El Paso, Texas, said a gunman opened fire Saturday morning inside a local Walmart, killing multiple people.  A suspect is now in custody, and at least 22 people were injured during the attack.  For more on the shooting, Dennis Woo, operations director at NPR affiliate KTEP, joins Hari Sreenivasan from El Paso.

"El Paso shooting is domestic terrorism, investigators say" PBS NewsHour 8/4/2019


SUMMARY:  Investigators of the El Paso mass shooting, which left 20 people dead and wounded at least 26 others, are treating the massacre as a case of domestic terrorism and will file capital murder charges against the suspect, now in custody.  They are also trying to determine if an anti-immigrant “manifesto” posted online was penned by the alleged 21-year-old white male shooter.  Megan Thompson reports.

"El Paso ‘standing strong’ after shopping center massacrePBS NewsHour 8/4/2019


SUMMARY:  A gunman, now in custody, opened fire at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, killing 20, and wounding dozens of others.  Texas Tribune reporter Julian Aguilar joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from El Paso for more on how the community is coping with the loss.

"A deadly massacre in under one minute" PBS NewsHour 8/4/2019


SUMMARY:  Less than 13 hours after the massacre in El Paso, Texas, a gunman killed nine people, including his own sister, in downtown Dayton.  Police said the carnage lasted less than a minute before they arrived on the scene and killed the shooter.  NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports on the latest.

"Death of Dayton gunman’s sister makes family history a focus" PBS NewsHour 8/4/2019


SUMMARY:  A gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people and injured 27 in under a minute early Sunday morning, before he was fatally shot by police.  Among the dead was the shooter’s sister, making family dynamics a main focus for investigators.  Jim Bebbington, editor of the Dayton Daily News, joins Hari Sreenivasan with the latest.

"‘When is enough going to be enough?’ asks Dayton mayor" PBS NewsHour 8/4/2019


SUMMARY:  Nine people were killed and 27 were wounded in a mass shooting in the downtown entertainment district of Dayton, Ohio.  The police patrolling the area fatally shot the gunman within a minute of the attack.  The shooting took place less than 24 hours after the killing in El Paso, Texas, of at least 20 people.  Nan Whaley, the mayor of Dayton, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype.

"The ‘gamification’ of domestic terrorism online" PBS NewsHour 8/4/2019


SUMMARY:  Hate-filled online posts or “manifestos” have often been purposely left behind by shooters for the public and authorities to find.  New York Times opinion writer-at-large Charlie Warzel, who covers information technology, joins to Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the ‘gamification’ and radicalization of white supremacy on online forums.

"How news organizations should cover white supremacist shootings, according to a media expert" PBS NewsHour 8/4/2019


SUMMARY:  While reporting on the white supremacist ideology behind mass shootings, are journalists inadvertently magnifying the message?  Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research project at Harvard University, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how reporters should -- and should not -- cover mass shootings.

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