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Professional Sport Leagues Respond to Jacob Blake Shooting

Multiple noteworthy players from professional sport leagues across the country protested following the killing of Jacob Blake which forced multiple leagues to postpone their games.

Patrick Heydasch, CavsConnect Staff Writer

September 7, 2020

Jacob Blake was a "selfless, family guy," a member of the Evanston High School wrestling team who always put his children first. Blake was breaking up a fight between two women, in which a witness called the police and called in a "domestic incident." Kenosha police arrived at the scene as Blake open...

Shooting in El Paso Walmart Leaves 22 Dead

The city of El Paso, TX, mourns the victims of the latest mass shooting, which claimed 22 lived and injured two dozen more.

Javier Casanas, Staff writer

August 7, 2019

On Aug. 4 in El Paso, Texas, 21-year old white supremacist Patrick Crusius entered a Walmart with an AK-47 and opened fire on the shoppers, targeting the local Hispanic population. At least 22 deaths have been reported as a result of the massacre, along with dozens of injured. Of the the 22 people killed, 13 were United States citizens, seven were...

Tragedy strikes New Zealand and the Netherlands

People from around the world mourned with Christchurch, New Zealand after the mass shooting.

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

On Sunday, March 15, an armed gunman entered the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic center in Christchurch, New Zealand, murdering 50 people and injuring 50 others. This catastrophe was horrifying for New Zealand and for people around the world as well. Unfortunately, three days later, a shooter entered...

Tragedia en Texas

Las secuelas del tiroteo masivo.

Orestes Garcia, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

El pueblo de Sutherland Springs, en las afueras de la ciudad texana de San Antonio, perdió ayer al 4,2% de su población. Devin Patrick Kelley un ex-soldado de 26 años, asesinó a 26 e hirió a otros 30 de sus 643 habitantes cuando entró disparando desaforadamente a los feligreses congregados en un...

America’s Deadliest Mass Shooting

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) People carry a peson at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Daymara Fernandez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyMdjvDVnww History was made on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada, when a man opened fire in what is now being considered the deadliest mass shooting the country has ever experienced.  The shooter, Stephen Paddock, sent over 22 thousand bullets flying at attendees of the...

Terrorist Attack in Canada

Canadians rally around the families of the fallen.

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

On Jan. 29., shortly after President Trump signed an executive order halting entry to the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority countries, Laval University student Alexandre Bissonnette opened fire at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center.  The act, that has been described by some as one...

What the Fort Lauderdale Shooting Could Mean for Hispanics

People at the Fort Lauderdale Airport flee from the shooting.

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017

On Friday, Jan. 6, suspect Esteban Santiago landed in the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire, killing five and injuring at least eight more.  Santiago, a Puerto Rican veteran, was taken into custody and now faces several charges where he could be subject to the death penalty.  The suspect is...

Police Officer Kills Mentally Ill Woman

Sgt. Hugh Barry was stripped of his gun and badge after the incident.

Brianna Valdes, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

In New York, officers were called to Deborah Danner's apartment to deal with reports of a "mentally disturbed" person. Sgt. Hugh Barry was among the officers, but as he urged Danner to drop the scissors that she had in her hand, she jolted at him and tried to hit him with a baseball bat. This resulted...

Cleveland to Pay Rice Family $6 Million

Pictures of Tamir Rice flooded news stations as they reported the settlement of the lawsuit.

Olivia Pelaez, Staff Writer

May 4, 2016

The City of Cleveland will pay the family of Tamir Rice $6 million to settle a lawsuit for the shooting and death of twelve-year-old Tamir Rice by a police officer after he was found to be handling a toy gun. In Nov. 2014, a civilian called 911 to report suspicious activity in a park where a gun...

Recap: March 28 – April 3

EgyptAir hijack, Fidel Castro blasts Obama, shooting at Capitol visitor center and Pavlof erupts in news this week.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

April 3, 2016

International Affairs EgyptAir hijack ends with passengers freed "An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday by a man with what authorities said was a fake suicide belt, who was arrested after giving himself up. The passengers and crew...

Crime in Miami

Art Basel is a popular art event with heavy security but heavy security but crime can always happened.

Olivia Pelaez, Staff Writer

December 13, 2015

Two major crimes happened this past weekend during Miami's famous Art Basel, which consists of modern and contemporary art shows. At the event, which is considered the be relatively safe by most who go, a violent stabbing occurred. Miami Beach Police also fatally shot a man for suspected robbery, the...

Recap: November 23 – 29

Turkey shoots down plane, François Hollande and Obama meet, FSU controversy, Colorado shooting and more this recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

November 29, 2015

International Affairs Turkey shoots down Russian warplane on Syria border "Turkish warplanes have shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Su-24 was hit by air-to-air missiles fired by Turkish F-16s while it was flying over Syrian...

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