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Rejecting America’s historical culture of violence
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Editorial
Rejecting America’s historical culture of violence
Gun violence is as American as apple pie. Urban citizens are apprehensive about safety in large cities. As expected, racist Republicans are quick to insist that the shootings are a consequence of large Black populations in major cities. By generating white fear, they hope to diminish the impact of the Black vote, which is usually predominantly Democratic.
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Opinion
It’s time to stop gun violence in America with new approaches
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Local News
Hundreds gather to protest gun violence
In the wake of mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York, hundreds gathered at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston’s North End to demand new gun safety policies Saturday.
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News
Massachusetts is part of national gun debate
A bi-partisan group of 20 U.S. Senators Sunday announced an outline for gun safety reform, signaling a step forward in the effort to address recent back-to-back mass shootings while also balancing second amendment rights.
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Editorial
America’s culture of violence
Racist propaganda asserts that Blacks are responsible for the violence in America, but the evidence refutes that. Indeed, some whites are undoubtedly fearful of violent retribution from Blacks because of slavery, segregation and racial discrimination. However, there has been no united vengeance attack by Blacks against whites.
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Opinion
Yet another armed white shooter is taken alive
Robert Aaron Long, the alleged mass shooter in Atlanta, is taken into custody without incident. His non-violent capture is not a fluke, aberration, or an anomaly. We have seen this time and again, a white mass killer guns down multitudes in shopping centers, schools, and in public places, and in almost all cases, they meekly surrender and are arrested.
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Opinion
Physicians take on the NRA: This is our lane
What I’ve come to learn as a physician is that the ER is where the failures of public policy present themselves in their most crude, violent, and visceral form. Yes, we must have strong gun control laws on the books, but we must also address the conditions that allow violence to foster and create a situation where a young woman can be shot in the head during daylight hours.
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Bulletproof vests for back-to-school
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Bulletproof vests for back-to-school
Students gathered on City Hall Plaza modeled protective clothing, camouflage and police siren horns, to highlight the potential threat of another mass shooting and the dangers they face returning to school in the coming days.
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