NJ Police: Dad Called, Worried about LAX Suspect

Friday, November 01, 2013

The young man from New Jersey believed to have carried out a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport had sent a sibling a text message mentioning suicide, leading their father to seek authorities' help in finding him, a New Jersey police chief said Friday.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Considering the Ft. Hood Trial

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The military trial of Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan underway at Ft. Hood in Texas has given rise to controversies beyond establishing guilt or innocence. Richard Rosen, Texas Tech law professor and former staff judge advocate at Fort Hood, discusses the implications of the crime not being designated an act of terrorism and of Major Hasan's self-representation when his aim may be less self-defense than martyrdom via the death penalty.

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The Takeaway

Wade Michael Page and the Retracted Government Report

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A report written over three years ago warned of the dangers of homegrown terror. Was the government aware of the trouble brewing on the home front, or was this report a preemptive attempt to prevent violent outbursts like the Sikh shooting?

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: The Lone Gunman

Friday, March 23, 2012

In the past few weeks we've seen the power of a single person wielding only the weapons he could carry: in Toulouse, France, in a village in Afghanistan, in a peaceful gated community in Florida. In our age of instant communication a single armed person IS an entire army, with a power sometimes greater than that of a traditional army. In an audio essay, John Hockenberry talks about lone gunmen.

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The Takeaway

French Attacks Spurred by Anti-Immigration Sentiment, Critics Warn

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mohammed Merah, a French national of Algerian descent and former member of Al Qaeda, was allegedly behind two separate attacks in France this week. Benjamin Abtan, head of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, says there is concern that increasing anti-immigration sentiment may have fueled these attacks and that it could lead to others.

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