Teen planned to commit violence at Indiana school, but police say tipster helped them stop him

Thanks to a tip, police were able to thwart a school shooting. If you see something, say something! Read More

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal

The CDC reports that gun deaths are at an all time high. Included in the data are gun deaths by homicide, suicide, unintentional deaths, deaths in war or legal interventions, and deaths that are undetermined. Read More

Officers Had No Duty to Protect Students in Parkland Massacre, Judge Rules

A federal judge ruled that the armed deputy who did not rush into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School did not have a constitutional duty to protect students during a school shooting massacre. Her ruling is in contrast to a county judge's decision that the sheriff deputy did have an obligation to confront the school shooter. [...]

Study: Half of US adults have had close family member jailed

Having an immediate family member become incarcerated is a much greater likelihood than one might think, according to a recent study. Read about the high percentage of family members who end up locked up at some point in their life and the social and emotional consequences it has on loved ones.

Guns kill more U.S. kids than cancer. This emergency physician aims to prevent those firearm deaths

Having grown up in a violent home, Dr. Rebecca Cunningham understands the appeal of guns as a means of protection. She also witnesses in the emergency room the damaging and fatal consequences gun use can have on teenagers.  Dr. Cunningham is at the helm of using grant money to educate people on the dangers of [...]

Man Allegedly Tries To Kidnap 11-Year-Old Girl. Her 13-Year-Old Sister Has An Answer.

There is safety in numbers! Read what happens when a man attempts to kidnap a girl who was surrounded by friends. Read More

Psychological abuse: ‘He would criticise me, humiliate me and question my stability’

Following in the footsteps of the UK, Ireland will recognize psychological abuse as a crime, thus giving legal recourse to victims of controlling or coercive behavior. 

If We’re Not Going To Stop Mass Shootings, These Doctors Want To Teach Civilians How To Save Lives

During a mass shooting, the most effective place to focus is on the patients not the perpetrators.  If civilians and first responders are equipped with how to handle trauma, they can be instrumental in saving lives. 

We Need to Stop Incarcerating Children for Status Offenses and Nonviolent Misdemeanors

Incarcerating juveniles for non-violent crimes is counter productive in almost every way.  Most young people who are jailed for "status offenses" need interventions from schools and psychologists rather than go to detention facilities where they leave in worse emotional and mental states than when they entered.

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