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  • Trayvon Martin would be alive if Neighborhood Watch rules followed

    Trayvon Martin would be alive if Neighborhood Watch rules followed
    If George Zimmerman didn't break every rule in the book when it comes to Neighborhood Watch programs, he came close. Zimmerman called Sanford police on Feb. 26, a rainy Sunday evening, to report a suspicious person inside his neighborhood near Seminole...
  • 'Stand your ground' law goes too far

    'Stand your ground' law goes too far
    You can't say we weren't warned. Back in 2005, opponents of Florida's first-of-its-kind "stand your ground" law said it wouldn't be long before we'd see shootouts in the streets — all in the name of self-defense. Arguments over something as...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Mike Feuer, L.A. lawman

     Mike Feuer, L.A. lawman
    A dozen years after he left the Los Angeles City Council, Mike Feuer is back in L.A.'s civic life, this time in City Hall East, as the newly elected city attorney. His several careers are all of a piece: running the low-income legal service group Bet...
  • For travelers stuck in LAX shooting, getting refunds should be easier

    Airlines and hotels don't have the best track record for showing compassion to travelers who face emergency situations. Refunds and fee waivers can be hard to come by. But Manhattan Beach resident Laura Mandracchia experienced a very different level...
  • Autopsy report pushes John Wrana probe forward

     Autopsy report pushes John Wrana probe forward
    The state's investigation into the police killing of 95-year-old John Wrana can now officially proceed, with the release of the long-awaited Cook County medical examiner's postmortem report. Illinois State Police investigators have been waiting for...