From our friends at the Daily Dot: Two Connecticut senators and a state representative sent a letter to Facebook Monday asking them to shut down over 100 “tribute” sites for the Newtown massacre, that saw 27 school children and teachers shot dead at Sandy Hook Elementary school.
It seems like we’ve had more than our fair share of mass and spree murders this year. A review of the year so far.
The past year has been rife with tragedy. Many communities throughout the country–most memorably Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut–have been shattered by shootings that claimed the lives of dozens of people. Crime Library has put together an interactive map of the public place shootings of 2012.
We’ve had a year rife with massacres, most recently the elementary school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 young children in Newtown, Conn. Understandably, the nation’s law enforcement officers, educators and general public are all in a state of high alert. So even if, like Austin Lee Bowlin, you have a super cool hairdo and only do things ironically, you may want to reconsider posting that tweet about how you’re “Finna shoot up the school this Friday” lest you be hit with some serious charges.
At a press briefing Saturday, Connecticut medical examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver said the 20 children and six adult women killed in Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school were all shot with a .233-caliber Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Witnesses report that as many as 100 shots were fired. The shooter, Adam Lanza, was carrying several 30-round magazines.
It was initially reported that the name of the suspect in this morning’s Newtown, Conn., school shooting was Ryan Lanza. Now it has been reported that the shooter’s name is Adam Lanza, not Ryan Lanza, and that the two are brothers. CBS reports that Adam, 20, was dead at the scene, and Ryan, 24, has been taken into custody for questioning.
The nation is reeling once again as news of yet another incident of mass murder has broken. Authorities in Connecticut say at least 27 people, 18 of them young children, are dead after a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook elementary school in the Fairfield County suburb of Newtown.