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'Suicide by cop' phenomenon occurring in over a third of North American shootings involving police

Pasadena, CAFebruary 18, 2009"Suicide by Cop" (SBC) is a suicide method in which a person engages in actual or apparent danger to others in an attempt to get oneself killed or injured by law enforcement. A new study in the Journal of Forensic Sciences examined the prevalence of this phenomenon a...

For Virginia Tech Community, Anxiety and Sadness May Increase on Anniversary of School Shootings

WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April 16 marks one year since the most deadly school shooting in United States history. As the anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings nears, survivors, victim's families, classmates, first responders and the extended community of Blacksburg, ...

Breathalyzer Tests for Cops Involved in Shootings

Slowly recovering from the killing last year of an unarmed man on his wedding day, the New York Police Department is now proposing mandatory breathalyzer tests after such shootings. Sean Bell, a 23-year-old father of two who was due to marry his girlfriend, died in a hail of 50 bullets hours befor...

Actor Travolta Blames Psychotropic Drugs for US School Shootings

Actor John Travolta has blamed psychotropic drugs for the Virginia Tech and Columbine school shootings. The actor insisted that if one carefully looks at the whole story , it has not so much to do with gun control but drugs. "I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, i...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

...vest. He moved to a home in a gated community with a state-of-the-art security system and barrier wall in order to protect himself and his family from shootings by extremists. His clinic has spent thousands of dollars to install maximum security measures, including security barriers, bulletproof glass, metal d...

Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others

...ers said their findings may help explain why social exclusion is often linked to aggression that, in some cases, is so extreme it can result in school shootings and other tragedies. "Prior case studies show the majority of school shooters have experienced peer rejection. And while not everyone who feels rej...

Preventing the Next Virginia Tech -- The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association Launched Today

...otecting schools, colleges and workplaces from threats and violence. School shootings are ever more frequent. Workplace violence is commonplace. Yet, violence is...y give signs and clues to what they are planning. In the wake of increasing shootings and violence across the country, behavioral intervention teams have been fo...

New Mini-Documentary Exposes Psychiatric Drugs Turning Kids into Killers

... suicide, mania, psychosis, hallucinations, hostility and in the case of one antidepressant, "homicidal ideation." With casualties from school or teen shootings now totaling 54 dead and 105 wounded, the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says it is time to stop vested interests f...

University of Denver bullying victimization study

... risk for later mental health problems and involvement in anti-social activities. Educators have focused attention on bullying in the wake of school shootings over the last decade. In some of those cases there were indications that the shooters had themselves been bullied as young children. Students in th...

K-State Trauma Researcher Says Being Prepared, Taking Action Are Vital in Preventing Tragedies Like the One at NIU

...after the Virginia Tech tragedy last April, universities are working to prepare for this type of event," Goff said. "Preliminary reports after the NIU shootings indicate very swift action by campus officials, with the notification system, and by students in the classroom and outside the building." Each ind...
Shootings in Biological News

Captive carnivores not up to wild living

...ng 17 carnivore species, and found that only 30% of captive animals released survived. Over half the deaths were caused by humans in incidents such as shootings and car accidents. The animals were also more susceptible to starvation and disease than their wild counterparts and less able to form successful soci...
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