When a gun is not a gun

The Jus­tice Depart­ment recently ana­lyzed eight years of shoot­ings by Philadel­phia police offi­cers. Its report con­tained two sobering sta­tis­tics: Fif­teen per­cent of those shot were unarmed; and in half of […]

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Hey, kids, look at me when we’re talking

Judith Hall, dis­tin­guished pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and an expert in non­verbal com­mu­ni­ca­tion, told me that save for a few iso­lated young people who play video games all day, most […]

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Blocking the paths to suicide

With the focus on who dies by sui­cide, these experts say, not enough atten­tion has been paid to restricting the means to do it — par­tic­u­larly access to guns. “You can […]

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