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Aurora Shooting

The Takeaway

The Trials and Tribulations of the Capital Jury

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jurors will hear testimony that will be graphically violent and harrowing, and they will have to decide whether Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes should be executed.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says Presidential Candidates’ Talk on Gun Control Is ‘Gibberish’

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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For months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pushing for the presidential candidates to offer their solutions to gun violence. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the issue for the first time during the debates. But neither candidate offered many specifics to the chagrin of Bloomberg.

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It's A Free Country ®

Opinion: We Aren't Learning the Lessons of Jared Loughner - and other Crazed Gunmen

Monday, August 13, 2012

In a lot of states, it’s easier to get into medical school than it is to get state-ordered psychiatric care.

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WNYC News

Suspect Identified in Twitter Threat

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The New York Police Department confirmed they have identified the Twitter user who allegedly sent out a threat to commit a mass-shooting at a Broadway show.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: What Good Is It to be the Toughest State on Gun Control?

Monday, August 06, 2012

A New York State Senator plans to introduce six new pieces of gun control legislation this week, which if passed would make New York the state with the toughest gun laws in the nation. But gun control advocates caution that lax laws in other states would still pose a threat.

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The Takeaway

Patient-Doctor Confidentiality Versus Public Safety

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The fact that Holmes was seeing a psychiatrist prior to the theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado, is a fact that has emerged in the past few days. Should his psychiatrist be required to disclose private information about her patient? And, had she known in advance that Holmes struggled with violent thoughts and delusions, should she have alerted police?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mental Health and the Aurora Shooting

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In the weeks before the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting, suspect James Holmes was seeing a psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia. Columbia University Director of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry Paul S. Appelbaum, explains how psychiatrists determine red flags with their patients and when behavior is concerning enough to warrant further action.

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WNYC News

Colo. Suspect Charged with 24 Counts of Murder

Monday, July 30, 2012

Colorado prosecutors on Monday charged a former neuroscience graduate student with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the midnight showing of the new Batman movie.

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The Takeaway

Follow Friday: Aurora, Romney in London and the Olympics

Friday, July 27, 2012

For this week's Follow Friday, we look back on this week's news and cultural stories, including the response to the theater shooting in Aurora, Mitt Romney's foreign policy, President Obama in New Orleans and the beginning of the Olympics.

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Studio 360

Hollywood Violence Gets Real in Colorado Shooting

Friday, July 27, 2012

Adam Gopnik has written frequently — too frequently, he laments — about the gun rampages that convulse America. “The killings will go on; the cell phones in the pockets of dead children will continue to ring; and now parents can be a little frightened every time their kids go ...

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The Takeaway

The Aurora Shooting: One Week Later

Friday, July 27, 2012

It’s been a week since last Friday’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. In that time, the state of Colorado, the public, and the national media have grappled with the best way to respond to the tragedy, and the most appropriate way to talk about it.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: When Reality and Film Intersect

Friday, July 27, 2012

In the week since last Friday’s tragic shooting in Colorado, we’ve seen politicians, gun control advocates, and ordinary citizens react. But the film industry has reacted as well.

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The Takeaway

Why I Changed My Opinion About Guns

Friday, July 27, 2012

In the aftermath of the Colorado massacre, the debate about gun control is once again taking the forefront in national politics. How are our perceptions about guns actually shaped by our individual experiences?

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The Takeaway

Why The Name of the Aurora Shooter Should Be Remembered

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When President Obama traveled to Aurora earlier this week, he agreed to not use the name of the shooter in any of his public speeches. John Cassidy, staff writer for The New Yorker, thinks that gesture comes at a cost.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Lesson from Iowa Shootings: Listen to Law Enforcement on Gun Control

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The story of Gang Lu's 1991 shooting rampage in Iowa shows NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have it right: we need to involve law enforcement officials in the gun control debate.

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The Takeaway

Who is James Holmes?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yesterday, Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes made his first appearance in district court following the Dark Knight Rises midnight movie shooting this past Friday in Colorado. A Denver Post reporter provides the latest details.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NRA vs Big City Mayors

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Adam Winkler, constitutional law professor at UCLA and the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, looks at why mass shootings, like the one in Aurora, Colo., don't lead to stricter gun control.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Gun Laws Won't Prevent Another Aurora

Monday, July 23, 2012

We've had the serious debate about gun control. The Second Amendment won.

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The Takeaway

Thirteen Years After Columbine, Colorado Revisits Questions of Mental Health Resources

Monday, July 23, 2012

The gun control debate has featured prominently in news and political agendas in the wake of both disasters, but questions of mental health resources are just as pressing. What has Colorado learned since Columbine?

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The Takeaway

Was the Colorado Shooter a Terrorist?

Monday, July 23, 2012

In the days since the Colorado shootings, commentators and politicians have started to liken James Holmes, the suspected killer, to a terrorist. So what makes a domestic terrorist?

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