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Ms. Marvel #21 review: Revealing the true face of Discord

A full blown riot breaks out in Jersey City! When Kamala gets to the bottom of Discord, is it all she bargained for?

Ms. Marvel #21

Writer: G. Willow Wilson

Artist: Marco Failla

Colorist: Ian Herring

After the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia (as summarized by the NY Times), an issue such as this one seems like it is more relevant than ever. In a story about the local government within Jersey City becoming corrupted, much of this issue is set during a riot. It is also a story about tensions within a community exploding over issues of race, security, and disenfranchisement. In essence, it is a story which may prove to be more topical than imagined.

Image from Marvel Comics

The fairly elected mayor of Jersey City, Stella Marchesi, has been ousted by wel- heeled and connected forces. Those forces belong to Chuck Worthy, the “hipster HYDRA” agent who uses the economy

Read more at: https://bamsmackpow.com/2017/08/16/ms-marvel-21-review-revealing-true-face-discord/

Fort Lauderdale airport unprepared for shooting, outside review finds

Airport officials weren’t prepared to handle a mass crisis, clashed with law enforcement, and some workers simply didn’t know what to do in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 shooting that left five dead at Fort Lauderdale airport, according to a review by an outside consultant released Tuesday.

The 82-page report found that the Broward Sheriff’s Office overstepped its authority by taking control of duties that should have been left to airport officials. Also faulted: the airport’s “inadequate” plans to care for and efficiently evacuate passengers in an emergency.

The review is the latest to reaffirm a Sun Sentinel investigation published in April. The Sheriff’s Office in June released a draft evaluation of its own response, also echoing the Sun Sentinel’s findings.

Review: ‘Targets’ a well-crafted tribute to mass shooting victims

Dancing Targets, Pulse Nightclub Massacre (Art by Eilene Carver, photo by David Bearden)

By DAVID BEARDEN
makemarks@gmail.com

I was 22 years old in 1999, the year of the Columbine High School shooting. I will never forget my empty gasp and loss of breath as I heard about two young men who entered their school heavily armed and began shooting their unsuspecting classmates.

I couldn’t believe it was real. Why? How? What would push a young person to the point of causing such devastation? This was not the first documented school shooting, but it was the first I can remember hearing about. I felt numb for days afterward trying to wrap my mind around such intentional violence.

Artist Eilene Carver said, “The thought of ‘Small Targets’ originally came from the heartbreaking stories of the Stockton school shooting,

Read more at: https://www.lewisvilletexan.com/news/community/review-targets-a-well-crafted-tribute-to-mass-shooting-victims/

Review board grants NCR Calgary mass killer extra privileges in hospital

CALGARY (NEWS 1130) – A Calgary man who was found not criminally responsible after killing five people with a knife three years ago is being granted extra privileges.

Matthew de Grood was suffering from a mental disorder when he attacked and killed Zackariah Rathwell, 21, Jordan Segura, 22, Josh Hunter, 23, Kaitlin Perras, 23, and Lawrence Hong, 27, at a house party in April 2014.

The judge in the case ruled de Grood didn’t appreciate his actions were wrong.

The Alberta Review Board held a hearing earlier this month to determine whether de Grood, who is housed in a secure hospital, should be granted more freedom.

Family members were notified by email Tuesday afternoon that the board will allow de Grood to go for supervised walks on hospital grounds.

He will also be allowed trips for medical appointments and treatment.

“The review board has granted privileges requested by the treatment team including access to unfenced hospital

Read more at: http://www.news1130.com/2017/04/19/review-board-grants-ncr-calgary-mass-killer-extra-privileges-hospital/

Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage : Book Review

Reviews written by Philip Van Cleave:
(Subtitle, “When seconds count, the police are still minutes away”)
Book by Chris Bird : ISBN 978-0-9835901-9-4

Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count
Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count : http://tiny.cc/mk7oey
Philip Van Cleave

Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)-“Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage” takes a detailed look at public mass shootings and how the response to them has changed over time.

The book stresses the importance of eliminating “Gun-Free Zones,” so that armed citizens can defend themselves. The book is well-written and is an easy read.

The book starts with the University of Texas tower shooting in the 1960s, which was stopped with the help of armed citizens and also triggered the beginning of S.W.A.T. teams in law enforcement for addressing

Read more at: https://www.ammoland.com/2017/04/surviving-mass-killer-rampage-book-review/

Review board grants NCR Calgary mass killer extra privileges in hospital

Matthew de Grood was suffering from a mental disorder when he attacked and killed Zackariah Rathwell, 21, Jordan Segura, 22, Josh Hunter, 23, Kaitlin Perras, 23, and Lawrence Hong, 27, at a house party in April 2014.

Read more at: http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/regional/2017/4/18/review-board-grants-ncr-calgary-mass-killer-extra-privileges-in-hospital.html

Review board grants NCR Calgary mass killer extra privileges in hospital

CALGARY — A Calgary man who was found not criminally responsible after killing five people with a knife three years ago is being granted extra privileges.

Matthew de Grood was suffering from a mental disorder when he attacked and killed Zackariah Rathwell, 21, Jordan Segura, 22, Josh Hunter, 23, Kaitlin Perras, 23, and Lawrence Hong, 27, at a house party in April 2014.

The judge in the case ruled de Grood didn’t appreciate his actions were wrong.

The Alberta Review Board held a hearing earlier this month to determine whether de Grood, who is housed in a secure hospital, should be granted more freedom.

Family members were notified by email Tuesday afternoon that the board will allow de Grood to go for supervised walks on hospital grounds.

He will also be allowed trips for medical appointments and treatment.

“The review board has granted privileges requested by the treatment team including access to unfenced hospital grounds and

Read more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/review-board-grants-ncr-calgary-mass-killer-extra-privileges-in-hospital-1.15953314

Review board grants NCR Calgary mass killer extra privileges in hospital

CALGARY — A Calgary man who was found not criminally responsible after killing five people with a knife three years ago is being granted extra privileges.

Matthew de Grood was suffering from a mental disorder when he attacked and killed Zackariah Rathwell, 21, Jordan Segura, 22, Josh Hunter, 23, Kaitlin Perras, 23, and Lawrence Hong, 27, at a house party in April 2014.

The judge in the case ruled de Grood didn’t appreciate his actions were wrong.

The Alberta Review Board held a hearing earlier this month to determine whether de Grood, who is housed in a secure hospital, should be granted more freedom.

Family members were notified by email Tuesday afternoon that the board will allow de Grood to go for supervised walks on hospital grounds.

He will also be allowed trips for medical appointments and treatment.

“The review board has granted privileges requested by the treatment team including access to unfenced hospital grounds and

Read more at: http://www.thompsoncitizen.net/review-board-grants-ncr-calgary-mass-killer-extra-privileges-in-hospital-1.15953314

Facebook launches review for handling violent videos after Cleveland murder

Facebook will “look for ways to make it easier for people to report such videos and speed up the process of reviewing items once they are reported,” Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s vice president for global operations and media partnerships, said in a statement on Monday.

The video appeared to show suspect Steve Stephens fatally shoot 74-year old Robert Godwin. US authorities have widened the manhunt for the murder suspect. Police said they have received dozens of tips about the possible location of the suspect, Steve Stephens.

‘Need to do better’

Facebook has been criticized for not taking the video down faster. The company issued a statement on Monday afternoon saying it hadn’t received a report about the shooting video until “more than an hour and 45 minutes after it was posted.”

“We disabled the suspect’s account within 23 minutes of receiving the first report about the murder video, and two hours after receiving a report of

Read more at: http://www.dw.com/en/facebook-launches-review-for-handling-violent-videos-after-cleveland-murder/a-38458373