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NRA’s Dana Loesch threatened the New York Times with a “shot across your proverbial bow” in the 54-second clip, during which she claimed, “we, the people, have had it … with your narratives, your propaganda, your fake news.”

Source: Perspectives: USA Today — Dana Loesch: We’re Coming For You New York Times (VIDEO)


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In the United States, police officers use lethal force more than in other countries. There’s an epidemic of police killings. In some jurisdictions of the United States shooting to kill is accepted police practice. However, every state fails to comply with international standards for use of lethal force.

Source: Perspectives: Militarization and police violence: The case of the 1033 program


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The gun lobby’s new “recruitment ad” is really a call for white supremacy and armed insurrection, deliberately crafted to stir anger and fear.

Source: Perspectives: Bill Moyers — NRA Issues Call for White Supremacy and Armed Insurrection


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On Friday “in Minneapolis, another police officer was found not guilty in the killing of another black man. Philando Castile’s girlfriend, with him at the time, said he had been shot as he reached for his identification. Defense lawyers said the police officer believed Castile was reaching for his gun.”

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Grim Echoes for Families: An Officer Shoots and a Jury Acquits


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After Wednesday’s shooting, some Republicans are saying more people should be armed. That’s not going to help.

Source: Perspectives: Huffington Post — The Solution To America’s Gun Violence Isn’t More Guns


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Alex Jones knows exactly whom he wants to blame for the Wednesday shooting on a Virginia baseball field: “the left” and its calls to violence. In a five-minute video produced by his conspiracy-laden website, InfoWars, Mr. Jones runs through a list of offenders on “terroristic social media,” distorting and cherry-picking comments, to make a wildly misleading case.

Source: Perspectives: N.Y. Times — Fact Check: Distortions and Fake News after Virginia Shooting


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Broadcasting from the Virginia baseball field where a U.S. congressman was shot by a Bernie Sanders supporter, Fox News host Sean Hannity blamed ‘left-wing hate’ for the harrowing scene that unfolded Wednesday morning.

Source: Perspectives: Salon — Sean Hannity accuses Democrats of “dehumanizing” GOP after Alexandria shooting


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