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If you’re asking how the Plymouth shooter got his gun, look at the broken licensing system

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As a young police constable, I had to face an armed suspect in a cafe. Equipped only with a truncheon, I stared at the gunman as he aimed his weapon at me and pulled the trigger point-blank at my head. The gun jammed;...

Mother of Plymouth shooter reported him to Prevent anti-terror scheme

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The mother of Jake Davison, who shot her and four other people dead in Plymouth, Devon, had reported him to the government’s counter-terrorism Prevent programme months before he applied for a shotgun licence, a corone...

Georgia officer appears to say it was a ‘bad day’ for Atlanta shooter – video

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A Georgia sheriff’s captain was criticised for appearing to characterise the actions of the suspect in a mass shooting in Atlanta as having ‘a really bad day’.Robert Aaron Long, 21, was charged with killing eight peop...

Christchurch mosque shooter claims guilty plea obtained under duress, expected to appeal

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The Christchurch mosque terrorist has filed complaints alleging that his treatment in New Zealand custody – including the refusal to refer to him by name – constituted a violation of his human rights, and that his gui...

The week in TV: Raising a School Shooter; Long Lost Family; Kathy Burke: Money Talks; Nordic Murders

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Raising a School Shooter (BBC Four) | BBC iPlayerLong Lost Family (ITV) | itv.comKathy Burke: Money Talks (Channel 4) | channel4.comNordic Murders (All 4) | channel4.com The Storyville documentary Raising a School Sho...

Storyville: Raising a School Shooter review – a powerful depiction of nightmarish pain

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To call Raising a School Shooter (BBC Four) a study of grief is to understate the case by some distance. It is more a study of how much pain can be compressed into one person without fully breaking them. The Storyvill...

Parents of Michigan school shooter to be tried for involuntary manslaughter

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A judge has ordered the parents of a 15-year-old boy charged with killing four students at his Michigan high school to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges. Rochester Hills district court judge Julie Nichol...

Parkland shooter pleads guilty to 17 counts of murder

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Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder for the 2018 shooting massacre at a Florida high school. Cruz, 23, entered his plea after answering a long list of questions from circuit judge Eliza...

Uvalde police were trained to quickly confront an active shooter. So why did they wait?

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It took more than an hour for police officers to enter and stop the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at Uvalde’s Robb elementary school last Tuesday in Texas. In that time, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos fir...

The alleged Buffalo shooter was also inspired by Islamophobia. That’s telling

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On 14 May, an 18-year-old white supremacist shot and killed 10 Black people in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, about 200 miles away from his home, according to police. The alleged shooter scrawled a racial epith...

Mass review – impeccably acted school shooter reckoning

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Mass is a wonderfully acted, if claustrophobic, ordeal of emotional pain. Perhaps against the odds, it achieves in its final moments a breakthrough of understanding and acceptance – and moves beyond its rather theatri...

New York to investigate social media platforms used by Buffalo shooter

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New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, on Wednesday said her office was investigating social media companies the Buffalo grocery store gunman used to plan, promote and stream the massacre that left 10 dead. James...

Online hate under scrutiny after Buffalo shooter streamed massacre on Twitch

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The Buffalo shooting has focused attention on the role of Twitch, the gaming platform used by the gunman to broadcast a live stream of the massacre, amid renewed calls for tighter regulation of social media platforms....

Buffalo shooter indicted on 27 counts of federal hate and firearms charges

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A federal grand jury has indicted the 19-year-old white man who allegedly killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo grocery store in May on more than two dozen counts of hate and firearms charges, the justice department ann...