Trying to fight gun violence with data – and anti-gun rights doctors…
Dr. Winslow, a professor of medicine at Stanford University who deployed six times to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Air National Guard, offered his thoughts on the military’s discharge system. The retired colonel then added a personal aside born of outrage at the country’s latest mass shooting.
“But I also would like to — and I may get in trouble with other members of the committee — just say how insane it is that, in the United States of America, a civilian can go out and buy a semi-automatic assault rifle like an AR-15, which apparently was the weapon that was used,” he said.
Because finding someone to blame other than the person who attacked you is in style . . .
Mitich was one of 10 people injured on Sunday during the esports competition. Three died, including the shooter.
Now, Mitich is filing a lawsuit against Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), the game developer that held the tournament, the pizza parlor that hosted the event and the mall where it was located.
“We’re sitting there playing a video game, we shouldn’t have to worry about someone coming up behind us and shooting us,” said Mitich, a 23-year-old college student from Fallston, Maryland.
Mitich and his attorney filed suit in circuit court in Duval County on Thursday, and spoke to The Associated Press by telephone. A longtime Madden gamer, he and other elite esports players went to these kinds of events not only in hopes of winning money, but to catch up with their tribe of gamers.
Mental health care crisis or a case of needing to comply with officer orders? . . .
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told E! News, “Officers from South Pasadena Police Department were in an apartment complex at the location conducting a welfare check for a female resident who was possibly suffering from a medical condition.”
“When officers arrived at approximately 12:00 p.m., they noticed the female was having seizures,” after which “they requested fire department paramedics to respond and assist with her medical needs.”
While speaking to her, officers became aware she was possibly suffering from mental health issues, became uncooperative, and appeared to be unable to care for herself. A Los Angeles County Mental Health Clinician was on scene with officers from South Pasadena PD. They continued to speak to her for over an hour and a half in an attempt to offer her medical care. She then armed herself with a handgun and pointed it at the officers, at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred,” the statement read.
“They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call BS. They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. We call BS. They say that no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS.”
Now, Gonzalez has applied to trademark the “We call BS” tagline. In docs — obtained by TMZ — Emma wants to use the phrase on everything from shirts and mugs to hats and bandanas.
Chicago’s homicide rate is ramping up for Labor Day Weekend…
However, he said he was surprised someone had been shot at the Citgo on Friday, because there always seem to be police around.
As officers scanned the scene outside, where yellow tape had been tied around gas pumps on the southeast end of the parking lot, a gold sedan with two men inside, a driver and front-seat passenger, pulled up alongside the sidewalk in front of the store.
“What the (expletive) happened here, anyway?” one of them asked, eyeing the crime scene several yards away.
“Somebody got shot,” the security guard answered.