UNC activist found guilty, but will face no penalties for defacing Confederate statue on campus

A county judge in North Carolina has found Maya Little, a graduate history student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, guilty of a misdemeanor for defacing a Confederate memorial on the campus, but declined to impose any penalties for her act of civil disobedience.

Orange County District Judge Samantha Cabe announced her decision after a day-long trial on Monday, the latest step in an ongoing drama surrounding the fate of the campus’ Civil War statue, better kn...

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WA STATE ADVISORY: In Key State for Gun Safety, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly are Coming to Seattle for Get-Out-the-Vote Rally

Gabby and Mark will speak on the importance of re-electing Adam Smith and make a major announcement on Initiative 1639, which, if passed, would give Washington state stronger gun violence prevention laws

Washington, DC — As Election Day draws closer, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former NASA astronaut and Navy veteran Captain Mark Kelly, co-founders of Giffords, are continuing their Vote Save Lives tour in...

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While Active Shooter Drills Have Become Routine, Congressman John Culberson Remains on the Side of the Gun Lobby

New Ad to Air in Texas as Part of $1.1 Million Campaign from GiffordsPAC Revealing the Choice for TX-07 Voters on Gun Safety

October 17, 2018 — As part of a new $1.1 million ad campaign highlighting the choice TX-07 voters have when it comes to protecting students from gun violence, Giffords PAC, the gun safety organization founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Capt. Mark ...

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Groups Demand Records on Plans to Arm Teachers Using Federal Funds, Role of Gun Lobby

Giffords Law Center, American Federation of Teachers, Southern Poverty Law Center, Democracy Forward Sue Dept. of Education for Violating FOIA Laws

October 17, 2018 — Today, Democracy Forward, on behalf of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, sued the Trump administration for withholding records detailing the administration’s unlawful decision to permit the use of federal grant funds ...

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Crimea college attack: student carries out mass shooting in Kerch

At least 19 dead and scores wounded in ‘armed rampage’ that may have involved bombs

At least 19 people have been killed and almost 40 wounded in a shooting carried out by a student at a vocational college in Crimea.

Several witnesses described a gunman stalking the halls and firing at classmates and teachers until he ran out of ammunition. A bomb may also have been detonated during the attack, although Russian government agencies provided conflicting reports. Sappers said they ...

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Video shows off-duty Chicago police officer shooting unarmed, autistic man

Sgt Khalil Muhammad shot then-18-year-old Ricardo Hayes in 2017 incident initially described as an armed confrontation

Video footage released on Tuesday by a civil rights group shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting an unarmed, autistic man during an incident initially described as an armed confrontation.

Sgt Khalil Muhammad shot then-18-year-old Ricardo Hayes as he walked on the city’s South Side. Hayes had wandered away from his home around 5am on 13 August 2017, a...

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