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  • Northampton murder suspect Michael Ballard should not have been free

    Northampton murder suspect Michael Ballard should not have been free
    I have attended trials and hearings for many of the Lehigh Valley's most notorious murderers. Martin Appel, who executed three bank employees with three gunshots apiece, shot a bank customer twice, and fired twice into the office where another employee...
  • Daum: We're weary of 'being Trayvon'

    In the wake of the media blackout imposed last week by Angela Corey, the newly appointed special prosecutor investigating February's fatal shooting of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the media has had no choice but to cover the story surrounding the...
  • Newton: Teacher ratings and the public's right to know

    Newton: Teacher ratings and the public's right to know
    There's a shocking disconnect at work these days in the relationship between the public and government workers: The public is demanding greater accountability, and public employees — social workers, police, teachers, even state legislators —...
  • Why I Don't Keep A Gun In My House

    After the Newtown massacre, a friend asked me if I kept a gun in my house. No, I do not, for several reasons. The first is personal experience. The last time I had a gun in my place of residence was in Vietnam. In early 1970, my Army unit moved to the...
  • America Must Focus On Curbing All Guns

    Like the addict who dies of a potent overdose, the other addicts want some of that. So it is with gun sales after a mass shooting. They rise before the dead are even buried. Mass shootings are like one killer ad — and gun lovers want some of what'...
  • Time Is Ripe To Consider Liability Insurance For Gun Owners

    As the gun debate heats up, one idea seems particularly suited for Connecticut to consider: liability insurance for gun owners. This is the kind of mandatory insurance you have to get to drive a car — and the kind of protection that costs more...
  • Daum: Finally, it's time for gun control

    The time is now. Those words have been reverberating in the wake of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn. There's at last a sense that the moment has come for some serious action on gun control. Even some of the most reliable 2nd Amendment hawks are...
  • Massacre Puts Spotlight On Law To Seize Guns From Mentally Unstable

    Here are a few items from Connecticut's annals of guns and mental illness: —A man who once was arrested for weapon violations was reported to Berlin police in 2004 by his landlord for having allegedly said, "I am going to kill myself and take a...
  • Sandy Hook Pictures Would Change Debate

    "The mutilated face of the victim was left untouched by morticians at the mother's request. She said she wanted 'all the world' to witness the atrocity." Jet Magazine, Sept. 15, 1955, on the open-casket funeral of 14-year-old Emmett Till. The wounds...
  • Getting Control Of Guns For All Americans

    "If The Civil Rights era has to be mentioned at all in the current gun debate, it's that the U.S. would be safer if blacks had stayed at the back of the bus — without access to firearms." — Email from reader taking issue with citing Emmett...
  • Cermak's death offers lesson in Chicago Way

    The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...