gun violence

  • PERSPECTIVES ON JUSTICE DENIED…SO FAR…

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Another African American youth, Stephan Clark, age 22, was killed on March 18, 2018 in his grandmother’s back yard by two Sacramento, CA police officers. Twenty rounds were fired; the family authorized its own independent autopsy which established that 8 rounds fired struck Stephan’s back....
  • LET’S AVOID LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES OF ‘FIRED BULLETS’ OUR THINKING MUST TRANSITION FROM “WHO” TO “WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE”

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR To begin let’s look at this piece, (Trauma and Emergency Room) “Doctors are ready to share their stories from the frontlines of America’s gun violence crisis” (Source: Megan Ranney, Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, U.S.C., 03.26.2018: “My patients’ stories are not unique. Each of the...
  • All Violence is the Real Issue


    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological...
  • Supervisor Cortese Calls for a Gun Violence and Mental Health Summit

    Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese In the wake of the recent Florida school shooting, Supervisor Dave Cortese will ask the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 27, to reaffirm the County’s efforts to prevent gun-related deaths and mass shootings and formally endorse the March for Our Lives school safety...
  • PREVENTION OF SCHOOL MASSACRES USING HIGH PERFORMANCE WEAPONRY

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR After the latest school massacre which happened at Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day this year, all documents regarding the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment were reviewed (sources: Wikipedia). Fellow students, parents, family members, and community all were traumatized and grieved. School officials had to deal with...
  • L.A. City Council Targets “Bad Apple” Gun Dealers

    Suzanne Potter / California News Service LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday June 1st, a day when a murder-suicide shooting shut down UCLA, and one day before National Gun Violence Awareness Day, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to have LAPD work with a nonprofit to identify “bad apple” gun...

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