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  • Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief

    Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief
    Gregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website profiled a Newtown native's "26 Days of Kindness," a simple initiative encouraging people to do one nice thing a day in the 26 days leading up to the first anniversary of the tragedy. Beck, a black-hearted man who is unable to respond to the issue of Sandy Hook with that kind of empathic, non-political sentiment, wrote, "I shall buy my friends who are gun enthusiasts a box of ammunition on days 1-26" on a link to the story posted on Patch site's Facebook page. Both town Republicans (who endorsed him) and Democrats have asked Beck to give up his seat. Beck apologized and called his comments "completely indefensible" but told the Danbury News-Times he won't resign.
  • Pennsylvania's Official Firearm

     
    My column today is about a Pennsylvania bill, signed into law last month, that designates the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official firearm. The problem, experts on these guns informed the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, last...

    After mass killings, can media prevent copycats?

    After mass killings, can media prevent copycats?
    Remember Columbine? Remember the novelty of it all? Mass shootings had occurred before, but April 20, 1999, felt unprecedented, both for the deaths and the depth with which we got to know Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold after the massacre. Fifteen years...

    Not-So-Trivial Pursuit

    Not-So-Trivial Pursuit
    Republican gun lovers in the mold of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie always point to mental illness as the cause of mass murders in the United States and not the proliferation of firearms. They seem to think people are being killed with unhealthy...

    Pregnant woman strangled, boyfriend beheaded in Craigslist sex meeting

    When Michigan police found the body of a 25-year-old man in a park last week, they had a macabre mystery on their hands. The man's name was Charles Gerard Oppenneer, and investigators think he was killed by an injury to his head. The problem is they...