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In their ongoing manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer gone murderously rogue, Los Angeles police have twice opened fire on innocent people without warning or reason. Last week, cops shot a woman and her elderly mother driving in a car mistaken for Dorner’s (although both the license plate and the color of the vehicle were wrong). Police later let loose a hail of bullets on a man driving a pickup truck believed to be Dorner’s (although, again, the vehicle make and color didn’t match). In response, Buzzfeed notes, a local meme has been created by people hoping not to be blown away by L.A.’s finest:






To say that I have a family history of mental illness would be an understatement: I’ve got a long, storied family history of men putting shotguns in their mouths and pulling the…






Gretchen Whitmer, State Senator for Michigan, says what the vast majority of Americans believe, writing at Huffington Post. NRA members, listen up and take back your organization from the lunatics running your…






A worthy target of Anonymous’s ire, methinks. Via BetaBeat:

The Westboro Baptist Church, widely reviled for its homophobic beliefs and protests of veteran funerals, announced on Saturday that it would picket at Sandy Hook Elementary School following the tragic shooting there Friday that took the lives of 27 people. Members of Anonymous began an operation against the Church to discourage them from protesting at the school and compounding the misery already experienced by Newtown residents.

In a video uploaded by KY Anonymous, the hacker collective states:

We will not allow you to corrupt the minds of America with your seeds of hatred…


There’s only one news story that matters today: the shooting massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, CT. We’ll leave the breaking news coverage to others. For now we appreciate Deanna Zandt‘s…



It’s surreal that we live in a world in which this needs to exist. Three days after the shooting in Aurora, the City of Houston released this Department of Homeland Security-funded instructional video on surviving mass shootings at work. Watch on repeat so that you can begin drilling the “Run. Hide. Fight” mantra into your brain: