When AR-15s are carried by white people, they are run-of-the-mill firearms used for hunting; when black people carry them, they are assault rifles.
Four people are dead, with several other people wounded after an early morning shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee. Initial reports are the shooter was armed with a rifle, and not dressed.
Wetting some of the fray over rights and responsibilities.
Alfred Olango died after taking his hands out of his pockets at the request of officers who then shot him for doing so. He was unarmed.
A very cynical take on the public debate surrounding the Charleston shootings.
The conventional wisdom at the moment about the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri two weeks ago is that no one really knows what happened, and that the narratives conflict greatly depending on who you ask.
The conventional wisdom is bull.
School shootings and rampage killings used to be moments of collective shock and horror, leading to long periods of national, cathartic mourning. Now they are either a quick ratings spectacle or a thing that gets mentioned briefly on a slow news day.
What the hell happened to us?