shootings

Moral Reconstruction, Anyone?

William Murchison, The American Spectator

The quicker civil society can catch on to the imminent need for discourse on the more malignant kinds of human behavior, the sooner we might start repairing the damage to moral understanding over, quite literally, several centuries. Moral misunderstanding, not the insufficiency of adequate gun control laws, is the great threat to human life.

The Black Body Count Rises as Chicago Police Step Back

Heather Mac Donald, Wall Street Journal

Chicago is the country’s most-glaring example of what I have called the “Ferguson effect.” Chicago officers have cut back drastically on proactive policing under the onslaught of criticism from the Black Lives Matter movement and its political and media enablers.

Don’t Make Snap Judgments About Shootings Based On Viral Videos

Holly Scheer, The Federalist

Viral videos, unreliable witnesses, and authorities’ delays in releasing their side of a story allows one side to become conventional wisdom and accepted truth. After more reasoned information begins trickling out, it has a hard time competing with the visceral and impassioned narrative that has swept our social media feeds and ignited other situations and protests.

First suspect identified as Syed Farook, 'very religious' Muslim

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

One of the deceased suspects behind the San Bernardino shootings on Wednesday has been identified as Syed Farook of Redlands, Calif. "He was very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back. He's Muslim," his estranged father of the same name told the New York Daily News.