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Sep 24, 2013

Report: Navy Yard shooter lied about previous arrest, debts

WASHINGTON — The Washington Navy Yard shooter lied about a previous arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied for a security clearance in the Navy. Then federal investigators dismissed the omissions, and made one of their own — deleting any reference to Aaron Alexis’ use of a gun in […]

Sep 10, 2012

Law blog roundup

Welcome to Monday and the start of the Ravens’ season. But before the (football) birds battle the Bengals, here are some items to discuss while you tailgate.

Mar 14, 2012

Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in ’07 shootings

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — A jury found Virginia Tech negligent on Wednesday for waiting to warn students about a gunman during a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors deliberated for 3½ hours before siding with the parents of two students who were killed on April 16, 2007, in the most deadly mass shooting in […]

Mar 12, 2012

U-Md. threat suspect described as nonviolent

COLLEGE PARK — A University of Maryland honor student who warned on websites he hoped to “kill enough people to make it to national news” was arrested after several people reported the threat to police, perhaps thwarting a campus rampage apparently planned for Monday, authorities said. While the threat was dismissed by some online as […]

Jan 13, 2011

C. Fraser Smith: Freedom meets reality in a hail of bullets

We are all Arizonans. We are all heartsick. We all mourn the victims of last Saturday’s massacre in Tucson — six dead and 14 wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. We are all living in communities with untreated mental illness. We are all at risk of a shooting rampage. Our children, our judges, our […]

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