The latest search for remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has ended with 32 additional caskets discovered and eight sets of remains exhumed, according to the city. The excavation and exhumations at Tulsa’s Oaklawn Cemetery that began Oct. 26 ended Friday and the remains were sent to a nearby lab for analysis and DNA collection. Searchers sought unmarked graves of people who were probably male, in plain caskets with signs of gunshot trauma — criteria for further investigation that were based on newspaper reports at the time, said forensic anthropologist Phoebe Stubblefield. Two sets of the 66 remains found in the past two years have been confirmed to have gunshot wounds, according to Stubblefield, though none have been identified or confirmed to be victims of the massacre. DNA taken from 14 sets of the nearly three dozen remains found last year were sent to Intermountain Forensics in Salt Lake City for further study. DNA from teeth and thigh bones, known as … [Read more...] about Latest search for Tulsa Race Massacre victims comes to end
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 22-year-old gunman walked into a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs and immediately began firing from a “long rifle,” killing at least five people. Colorado Springs Police Department Chief Adrian Vasquez says two firearms were found at the scene. The gunman was taken into custody around five minutes after police first received a call about the shooting at Club Q. Vasquez says two heroic patrons confronted the gunman and stopped the shooting. “We owe them a great debt of thanks,” the chief said. This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An attacker opened fire in a gay nightclub, killing five people and wounding 18, officials said Sunday. The club said the suspect was subdued by patrons. Authorities received a report of a shooting at Club Q at 11:57 p.m. Saturday and responded within … [Read more...] about Police: Gunman entered gay club, immediately started firing
Invasion: The Inside Story of Russia's Bloody War and Ukraine's Fight for Survival By Luke Harding Vintage. 312 pp. $18 - - - Of all the millions of horrifying, heartbreaking and sometimes inspiring images that have emerged from Ukraine since Russia's invasion nine months ago, one that has stood out for me is a photo of "Wolf_68" graffitied on the wall of a home in Bucha, a city where Russian troops carried out a grisly massacre of Ukrainian civilians in March. Reuters reporters quickly determined that "Wolf_68" was the handle, on several social media networks, of a Russian soldier from the northwestern city of Pskov. Wolf_68 stands out not only because it's unusual for war criminals to sign their work. The moment also exemplifies a war shaped by its participants' use of social media networks - particularly, Twitter, Instagram and the Russian-developed app Telegram. Media technologies often define wars in popular memory, from Mathew Brady's photographs of the Civil War to … [Read more...] about Book World: A new book on the war in Ukraine tries to tell a story in progress
After a pair of mass shootings roiled America’s long holiday weekend , U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D- Conn., this week suggested that lawmakers consider withholding federal funds from police agencies that refuse to enforce laws designed to keep firearms out of the hands of potential killers. Murphy, one of the Senate’s most vocal proponents for gun control efforts , spoke about the need to address sporadic enforcement of state and federal gun laws during an appearance on CNN’s Face the Nation , in which he said that the “majority” of counties are effectively sanctuaries for a right-wing interpretation of the Second Amendment . “They have decided that they are going to essentially refuse to implement laws that are on the books,” Murphy said. “That is a growing problem in this country and I think we’re going to have to have a conversation about that in the United States Senate. Do we want to continue to supply funding to law enforcement in counties that refuse to implement … [Read more...] about Sen. Murphy proposes linking federal funding for police to enforcement of existing gun laws
Early into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II , the latest entry in the long-running first-person-shooter video game franchise, the player is whisked away from the character whose perspective they've occupied, a British operative working undercover in Amsterdam. Suddenly, you're playing instead as Rodolfo "Rudy" Parra, a member of the Mexican Special Forces. Parra, along with sandpaper-throated superior Alejandro Vargas, is working with the CIA to stop the smuggling of an Iranian terrorist over the U.S./Mexico border and into a fictional Texas town. Before long, Parra and Vargas have killed a dozen people, terrorized roughly the same number of civilians, and lost track of their target amid the roaring flames of a cartel safehouse set afire. This scene, set within a level called "Borderline," is a loaded one. As described in an article by Steven Santana , its imagery strikes horrific real-world parallels with the brutal treatment of Latin American migrants, playing into rhetoric that … [Read more...] about Does ‘Call of Duty’ have anything to say with its controversial Texas level?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 18 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Below the vaulted dome and dark wood beams of a church in Colorado Springs, a gay men's choir rehearsed for a concert that's taken on new meaning after a LGBTQ night club became the site of a gruesome shooting that killed five and wounded 17. “There is no peace on earth, I said," the chorus sang. “For hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth.” The old lyrics that rang through the halls of the First Congregational Church were haunted by new memories of the Nov. 21 violence at Club Q — the sound of screams over club music, the sight of bullet wounds plugged by napkins and people pleading with their friends to keep breathing. In the 13 days since the shooting, Colorado Springs' LGBTQ community has worked to collect itself and forge ahead. Patrons of … [Read more...] about LGBTQ chorus in Colorado Springs unifies community with song