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Does Promise of Media Coverage Encourage Mass Murder?

Does Promise of Media Coverage Encourage Mass Murder? | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Literally, within seconds of the awful Sandy Hook Elementary shooting last Friday, the craven media was pushing an agenda blaming access to guns for this awful crime.

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This article is about how the media can have and influnce on the major crimes happen in america

 

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Andrew Schreier's curator insight, February 11, 2013 7:31 AM

What impact does the media have on school shootings and other incidents of mass murder?

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Latest Boston bombings updates: Alerts from Russia, Suspects headed to NYC, no ties to terror groups

Latest Boston bombings updates: Alerts from Russia, Suspects headed to NYC, no ties to terror groups | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
National and World News Coverage from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.
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Boston bombing suspect awake, answering questions

Boston bombing suspect awake, answering questions | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains hospitalized in serious condition after police found him bloody and wounded on Friday
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Convicted School Shooter: 'Gun Control Won't Help'

Convicted School Shooter: 'Gun Control Won't Help' | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
This story first appeared in Bridge Magazine on April 11, 2013.

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Homosexuality as Infertility: How to End the Marriage Debate

Homosexuality as Infertility: How to End the Marriage Debate | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
You can also listen to William Saletan read this piece. Will the gay marriage debate ever end? I’m not just talking about the political or legal fight. I’m talking about the culture war.
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Death Comes for el Comandante: Hugo Chávez (1954–2013) | TIME.com

Death Comes for el Comandante: Hugo Chávez (1954–2013) | TIME.com | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Like his idol, Fidel Castro, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was one of the most garrulous and pugnacious leaders Latin America has ever known.
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Are Drone Strikes Effective in Afghanistan and Pakistan? On the Dynamics of Violence between the United States and the Taliban

Are Drone Strikes Effective in Afghanistan and Pakistan? On the Dynamics of Violence between the United States and the Taliban | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
2011 study from CUNY and Germany's Institute for the Study of Labor on the limited effects of drone aerial strikes on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan-Pakistan.
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Cover-Up of Civilian Drone Deaths Revealed by New Evidence

Cover-Up of Civilian Drone Deaths Revealed by New Evidence | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Detailed information from the families of those killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and from local sources on strikes that have targeted mourners and rescue workers provides credible new evidence that the majority of the deaths in the drone war in...
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Civilian casualty ratio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In armed conflicts, the civilian casualty ratio (also civilian death ratio, civilian-combatant ratio, etc.) is the ratio of civilian casualties to combatant casualties, or total casualties. The measurement can apply either to casualties inflicted by or to a particular belligerent, casualties inflicted in one aspect or arena of a conflict or to casualties in the conflict as a whole.

According the International Committee of the Red Cross, the civilian-to-soldier death ratio in wars fought since the mid-20th century has been 10:1, meaning ten civilian deaths for every soldier death.[1]

Although it's estimated at least 1 million people died in the Mexican Revolution, most died from disease and hunger as an indirect result of the war. Combat deaths are generally agreed to have totaled about 250,000. According to Eckhardt, these included 125,000 civilian deaths and 125,000 military deaths, creating a civilian-combatant death ratio of 1:1 among combat deaths.[2][3]

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U.S. Drone Kills 16-Year-Old Pakistani Boy Days After He Attends Anti-Drone Organizing Meeting | The Peace Resource Center of San Diego

U.S. Drone Kills 16-Year-Old Pakistani Boy Days After He Attends Anti-Drone Organizing Meeting | The Peace Resource Center of San Diego | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
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Ending Modern-Day Slavery via @CNN

Ending Modern-Day Slavery via @CNN | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it

Yup, slavery still exists today. Sad.

"Globally, some 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year, according to a 2007 report from the U.S. State Department. Of that number, more than 70% are female and half are children. However, a 2009 United Nations report stated that around 20% of all trafficking victims are children."


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Sex Trafficking | Street Prostitution | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

Sex Trafficking | Street Prostitution | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
A doctor who provides medical services once a week at a local homeless shelter for men called the NHTRC hotline with concerns about one of his patients.

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The horror of human trafficking, the "modern form of slavery" | Left Foot Forward

The horror of human trafficking, the "modern form of slavery" | Left Foot Forward | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
After months of opposing the European Union’s Directive on Human Trafficking, the UK government recently backtracked and decided to sign up, with both Labour and the Liberal Democrats praising the u-turn and equally claiming credit for the rethink;...

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Why Armed Guards Change Nothing

Why Armed Guards Change Nothing | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
A reader explains why armed guards will not end the violence: As my own experience with troubled children, and as pointed out in the PBS ‘After Newtown’ program of 12/21/2012 pointed ou...

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Carla Karnes's curator insight, December 23, 2012 1:25 PM

4 reasons additional guns will not make an impact

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Boston bombing suspect's wife 'very distraught,' lawyer says

Boston bombing suspect's wife 'very distraught,' lawyer says | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
The wife of deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is "very distraught" and "cries a lot," her lawyer told CNN on Monday.
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Drug and Alcohol Rehab is Recognizing Teenage Drinking and Drug Usage as an Epidemic | David Kolker

Drug and Alcohol Rehab is Recognizing Teenage Drinking and Drug Usage as an Epidemic | David Kolker | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Today & rsquo;s society and drug and alcohol rehab is recognizing that teenage drinking is becoming a serious and epidemic problem that must be addressed...

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9/11 memorial begins charging reservation "service fee";relatives of victims outraged!Are you?

9/11 memorial begins charging reservation "service fee";relatives of victims outraged!Are you? | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Some relatives of 9/11 victims are outraged that the September 11 Memorial is charging visitors who reserve passes a $2 service fee.

 

The September 11 Memorial is now charging a $2 service fee to reserve passes, saying the fee is needed to support its operations. 
But some relatives of 9/11 victims are outraged, one of them saying "you wouldn't charge money to get into a cemetery." 
What do you think about this?


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littlebytesnews's curator insight, April 14, 2013 11:00 PM

Outrageous and the 9/11 relatives are right to be upset...but perhaps they can waive the fee for families of victims and charge the general public?? If the fee is really justified??

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Last Colombian Drug Kingpin Falls: 'Loco' Barrera Captured

Last Colombian Drug Kingpin Falls: 'Loco' Barrera Captured | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
The last of the old-school Colombian drug lords has been captured in Venezuela, said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during a televised speech on Tuesday. Daniel Barrera, also known as "Crazy Barrerra" or "The Madman" had a $5 million U.S.
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The CIA's unaccountable drone war claims another casualty

The CIA's unaccountable drone war claims another casualty | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Pratap Chatterjee: If Tariq Aziz, the 16-year-old soccer fan I met last week in Pakistan, was a dangerous Taliban terrorist, let the CIA prove it
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Living Under Drones

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Much of the public debate about drone strikes in Pakistan has focused narrowly on whether strikes are ‘doing their job’—i.e., whether the majority of those killed are “militants.”[1] That framing, however, fails to take account of the people on [...]...
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US drones kill up to 80% civilians – Pakistan Interior Minister — RT News

US drones kill up to 80% civilians – Pakistan Interior Minister — RT News | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
The absolute majority of the people killed by American UAVs in Pakistan are innocent civilians, claims Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
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U.S. Drone Kills 16-Year-Old Pakistani Boy Days After He Attends Anti-Drone Organizing Meeting

U.S. Drone Kills 16-Year-Old Pakistani Boy Days After He Attends Anti-Drone Organizing Meeting | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
A group of Pakistanis met in Islamabad late last month to discuss the impact of U.S. drone strikes in their communities.
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Stop Child Trafficking NowStop Child Trafficking & Stop Child Slavery - SCTNow

Stop Child Trafficking NowStop Child Trafficking & Stop Child Slavery - SCTNow | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Stop Child Trafficking Now, SCTNow, is committed to stopping child trafficking and child slavery by targeting the buyers and predators for prosecution and conviction.

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Whistleblower: True Tale Of Sex Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery, Deceit

Whistleblower: True Tale Of Sex Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery, Deceit | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Tanya L. Domi, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, lived and worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 – 2000 to assist the country recover from war.

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Woman escapes modern-day slavery

Woman escapes modern-day slavery | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
"Isabel" grew up a southern California girl yet she can barely read, doesn't know how to drive, only recently learned how to order at a restaurant and didn't know how to use money.

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Women trapped in modern day slavery tell their story

Women trapped in modern day slavery tell their story | Wendy Current Issues | Scoop.it
Action News got a rare glimpse into Pennsylvania's underground human trafficking trade.

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