Everybody should watch the Public Broadcasting Service Independent Lens documentary Newtown. The appropriate responses should then be a determination to reduce violence. Is gun control part of that? Probably, but it can’t be the only part. Is widening access to quality mental health care essential? Yes, but that’s not what I’m talking about either. Continue reading
On September 9, 2014, GRU Professor Kim Davies is scheduled to talk about the higher incidence of personal conflict murders among whites in the U.S. south than whites in other regions of the country. Her talk is based on the book Culture Of Honor: The Psychology Of Violence In The South by Richard E. Nisbett and Dov Cohen, which I reviewed at Goodreads.com.
The FBI spends a lot of time and money instigating terrorism plots among Muslims in the United States. I thought it’d be worth it to see how many terrorists kill for political reasons without the added motivation from our government.
This list is not comprehensive. Please tell me what I’ve missed in the comments. The people and events here are not listed in any specific order.
- Jim David Adkisson, Knoxville, TN attack on Unitarian Universalist Church
- Andrew Joseph Stack III, Austin, TX attack on federal building
- Timothy McVeigh and other conspirators, Oklahoma City, OK attack on federal building
- James Wenneker von Brunn, Washington, DC, shooting at Holocaust Museum
- James Cumming, a resident of Belfast, Maine, had supplies for a crude radiological dispersal device and other explosives
- Richard Poplawski, Pittsburgh, PA, kills 3 police officers
- Daniel Knight Hayden, Oklahoma City, OK
- Joshua Cartwright, Ft Walton Beach, FL
- Scott P. Roeder, Wichita, KS, assassination of Dr. George Tiller
- Gilbert Ortez, Chambers County, TX
- Joshua Bowman, Falls Church, VA
- John Brek, Linden, NJ
- Warren “Gator” Taylor, Wytheville, VA
I’m actually getting tired of adding to this list. Here’s a good source.