‘Pavel’ is the owner of the ‘Ravenchamps’ ID on Reddit, an ID that is close to the ‘Ravens2012champs’ ID that allegedly was used by David Katz, who killed two people and himself, and wounded 10 others at a Madden tournament in Florida.
Close enough, according to some far-right web sites and the usual suspects like commentator Mike Cernovich and Daily Caller reporter Ian Miles Cheong who identified Pavel’s account as that of the shooter Read more →
With kids dying, Anthony Rizzo will not stick to baseball
Professional baseball players tend to be conservatives who know how to keep quiet about things that might divide their fans.
Anthony Rizzo, star of the Chicago Cubs, doesn’t care about any of that. Read more →
The acceptable normalcy of mass slaughter
Embracing God and a perverted definition of freedom, we believe that a person should be able to buy a gun intended to kill lots of kids in a hurry, faster than the security guard with a gun that you think is the solution, can put down his doughnut. Read more →
Here’s the story behind today’s StoryCorps episode
Wayne Lo roamed the campus of Simon’s Rock of Bard College in Great Barrington, Mass., my home before moving to Minnesota. He thought he was getting commands from God to kill people. And so he shot them, killing one student and one professor, wounding several others, including a student from Minnesota. Read more →
Open thread: The shooting
We have a problem and on talk shows throughout the nation so far today, we’re having another discussion about the constitutional rights of Americans, a week after another debate about the constitutional rights of Americans in a different context. Again, the irony fairly hurts.
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Why news organizations have an ethical duty to name shooters
The coverage of the aftermath of the mass killing in Orlando is following a well-worn path — we’ve gotten pretty good at developing the template in these sorts of things.
We’ve now reached the ‘don’t name the shooter’ debate. Read more →
The latest is the widely-reported assertion that Tashfeen Malik talked openly on social media about violent jihad. That’s led to criticism that the U.S. intelligence services failed to pick up even the most public warnings that she and her husband were a threat. Read more →
Scenes from a nightmare at the Navy Yard
The FBI this afternoon has released a video of Aaron Alexis, the man who staged the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard earlier this month in which 12 people were shot to death. It also released this timeline: 7:53 a.m. – Alexis’ rental car, a blue Toyota Prius with New York plates, entered Parking Garage Read more →
When the media identifies you wrongly as a mass murder, you might think you were better off dead. Read more →
Stepping up security at ballparks. Read more →
The people who help when others shoot
Navy Yard shooting photos show patience, bravery in the face of danger. Read more →