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Mass shooting at packed Brazilian nightclub leaves 18 people dead and 12 injured – most of them young women

  • The slaughter was because of a dispute between two criminal gangs, police say
  • Witnesses say most of the dead were innocent by-standers or party-goers
  • Most of the dead were gunned down at the scene and were young women
  • The incident is being described as the largest massacre in Cajazeiras, a neighbourhood in Fortaleza, north-east Brazil

Janet Tappin Coelho In Brazil

67 People a Day: The Stories of Some of Wake County’s Newcomers

Wake County adds new residents at the dizzying rate of sixty-seven people per day, a number that often arises as people talk about the region’s future. 

City and county leaders tout that number for what it says about the region, but it also comes with problems. Those new folks will contribute to traffic, infill, and crowded classrooms. Wake passed one million residents in 2014 and hasn’t looked back, ranking second among large U.S. counties in the rate of growth. By July 2020, the county will be home to 1,116,912 people, according to state projections, an increase of 138,400 since 2010. That means Wake will have grown in numbers that equal the entire population of Raleigh in 1976.

With all the sturm and drang over the influx of newcomers, we started wondering: Who are these people, why are they here, and what are they bringing with them?  

As it turns out, the

Read more at: https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/67-people-a-day-the-stories-of-some-of-wake-countys-newcomers/Content?oid=11062411

Two Students Dead, 17 People Injured in Kentucky High School Mass Shooting; Suspect Is 15

Two students were killed and 17 people were injured during a shooting Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, Governor Matt Bevin said at a press conference Tuesday.

Bailey Nicole Holt, 15, died at the scene and Preston Ryan Cope, 15, died at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Of the injured, 12 sustained gunshot wounds while five sustained other injuries.

Bevin says the suspect is a 15-year-old male student who will be charged with murder and attempted murder. He allegedly entered the school with a handgun and began firing, authorities said at the press conference. Bevin did not release the shooter’s name.

Sgt. Jody Cash with the Kentucky State Police told reporters the shooting began around 7:57 a.m. Cash confirmed the suspect had been detained, and the shooting scene has been secured.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/kentucky-school-shooting-marhsall-high-school/

Man who sold gun used by Munich mass killer to slay nine people sentenced to 7 years in jail

MUNICH, GERMANY (AFP) – A German court jailed a man for seven years on Friday ( Jan 19) for supplying a pistol to a teenager who killed nine people in a 2016 rampage at a Munich shopping centre.

The court found Philipp Koerber, 33, guilty of nine charges of manslaughter as well as bodily harm and illegal weapons dealing.

At seven years, the sentence comes close to the term called for by prosecutors, who said Koerber shared German-Iranian killer David Ali Sonboly’s extreme far-right views, knew of his plans and bore a share of responsibility for his crimes.

Victims’ relatives had called for an even harsher sentence for aiding and abetting murder.

“The accused is guilty of deliberate illegal arms trading, in concurrence with manslaughter and bodily harm,” judge Frank Zimmer said.

“He is undoubtedly a right-wing radical… a convinced adherent of the Fuehrer of the Third Reich” Adolf Hitler and a “can certainly be

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/man-who-sold-gun-used-by-munich-mass-killer-to-slay-nine-people-sentenced-to-7-years-in

Want to Stop the Next Mass Shooting? Arm More People.

By John Liu | USA

Between November 13-19, ten lives were lost by gunfire in Chicago, which marks 600 deaths in the city by homicide. This should be found bothersome for Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in America, and yet 600 lives were lost due to gun-related murders. Chicago is not the only city that has horrible crimes with strict gun laws. Baltimore also has one of the strictest gun laws in the US, but the crime rate has risen up by 13% from 2016 to 2017. That left a question, do gun laws really work?

The answer is no. Most of the mass shooting in the US is mostly in a gun free like the shooting in Las Vegas and Orlando that took in total 108 people. If people had the right to carry a gun to a concert or a mass event, then the likelihood of dying

Read more at: https://71republic.com/2017/12/25/want-to-stop-the-next-mass-shooting-arm-more-people/

Five people claim corpse of mass murderer Charles Manson | World …

Charles Manson’s grim hold on the imagination of his followers has endured after death with at least five people stepping forward to claim his corpse.

An official with Kern County, which is storing the body of the former cult leader and mass murderer, described the situation as a “circus”.

“When we received it, we thought no one would claim the body. We assumed it would be an easy matter to take care of,” Bryan Walters, a deputy attorney in the county counsel’s office, said. Instead the department has found itself wrestling with “a really weird legal case” to avoid releasing Manson’s body to the wrong person and risk being sued.

According to a court filing lodged by Kern County on December 17, people from California,…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/five-people-claim-corpse-of-mass-murderer-charles-manson-lsh85t27t

Five people claim corpse of mass murderer Charles Manson

Charles Manson’s grim hold on the imagination of his followers has endured after death with at least five people stepping forward to claim his corpse.

An official with Kern County, which is storing the body of the former cult leader and mass murderer, described the situation as a “circus”.

“When we received it, we thought no one would claim the body. We assumed it would be an easy matter to take care of,” Bryan Walters, a deputy attorney in the county counsel’s office, said. Instead the department has found itself wrestling with “a really weird legal case” to avoid releasing Manson’s body to the wrong person and risk being sued.

According to a court filing lodged by Kern County on December 17, people from California,…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/five-people-claim-corpse-of-mass-murderer-charles-manson-lsh85t27t

‘Only’ five people killed in a mass shooting? Hooray

To the editor: The headline for this article in your print editing read, “Rampage ‘could have been so much worse.’ ” (“Terror in Northern California town as gunman goes on rampage, kills 4,” Nov. 15)

The idea that we should be grateful that the gunman, after killing his wife and hiding her body, killed “only” four more innocents is so terribly sad and noteworthy. This new normal of regular violence does not scare us enough, so we just accept it as part of being an American.

We stand up for many things in this country with great passion, as we should. But as long as we allow the Republican Party to repeat its tired mantra of “this isn’t the time to talk about gun control,” nothing will change.

Our children deserve to live in a safe world. The headline should have said, “More innocent victims died” and noted that it happened

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-mass-shooting-four-people-killed-20171116-story.html