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Victor Cristobal chants during a demonstration outside a campaign rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Jose

What Democrats Need To Know About Violence At Trump Rallies

This spring, Donald Trump added a new phrase to the stock of improvised riffs he throws out at his rallies: “I love my protesters.” And if my Twitter mentions are any indication, there are a lot of people who think they know why: disruptions inside or outside Trump’s events just might help elect him president. But the people using my historical work to make this particular argument need to read it less selectively and more attentively.

June 16, 2016
A member of the audience (R) throws a punch at a protester as Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

Trump Refuses To Condemn Violence At His U.S. Presidential Rallies

Trump said that “professional agitators” bore much of the blame for violence at his rallies as video showed a protester being beaten and another apparently being grabbed by Trump’s campaign manager.

March 20, 2016
U.S. Secret Service agents surround U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump during a disturbance as he speaks at Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio

Yuk It Up, America, While You Still Can

Trump was downcast that only one protester showed up and there was no big disruption of his speech. “In certain ways,” Trump said, “it makes it more exciting.”

March 17, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump speaks at town hall campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina

Trump Issues Ridiculous Denial Against Claims He Is Inciting Violence at His Rallies

“I don’t do that,” Trump explained. “I’m a peace-loving person. We all love peace.”

March 15, 2016
Protesters interrupt U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking during a campaign rally in Kansas City

Trump Digs In After Weekend Violence, Threatens Sanders Rallies

The scenes in Chicago followed several weeks of violence at Trump rallies, in which protesters and journalists have been punched, tackled and hustled out of venues.

March 13, 2016

The 2016 Campaign Joke That’s No Longer Funny — Just Violent

Violence has been trailing Donald Trump’s campaign, leaving those who dare challenge the GOP candidate shaken, banged up and bruised.

September 4, 2015
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56 Shot – 12 Fatally – Over Memorial Day Weekend In Chicago

With no one in custody after these attacks, the Memorial Day weekend shootings is a blight on the city of Chicago.

May 26, 2015
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Police Shooting Shows Need For Major Changes, Advocates Say

Following the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, State Senator Gerald Malloy’s body-camera bill is gaining the attention it needs from his fellow South Carolina pols to finally pass it.

April 9, 2015
Religion, Catholic, Nuns, Violence, Haiti, Elections, World News, Police

Catholic Nuns Target Of Violence In Haiti

Violence against nuns and priests escalates in Haiti, seemingly tied to anxiety over upcoming elections.

April 1, 2015

Four Worshipers Killed In Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue

Worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue are the latest casualties in an ongoing siege of violence between Israel and Palestine.

November 18, 2014

Missouri Governor declares emergency ahead of grand jury announcement

In anticipation of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, the governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency.

November 17, 2014

Israeli Woman Killed In West Bank, Soldier Wounded In Tel Aviv

An 18 year old from the Askar refugee camp in Nablus incites more violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

November 10, 2014

Second Victim Of Washington State High School Shooter Dies

Gia Soriano, one of the victims injured in a high school shooting in Washington, passed away on Sunday night.

October 27, 2014

Police Question Suspect As Bodies Of Seven Women Found In Indiana

Police in Indiana may have a serial killer on their hands.

October 20, 2014

Indian, Pakistani Military Leaders Discuss Deadly Border Clashes

India and Pakistan military officials held discussions about the violence in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

October 14, 2014

Ten Killed In Ukraine’s Donetsk On Back-To-School Day

The Donetsk People’s Republic shot at teachers and parents at a local Ukrainian school on the first day of classes.

October 1, 2014

Jihadists Claim Beheading Of Frenchman Captured In Algeria

Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group beheaded a Frenchman that was abducted from a national park in Algeria after Paris ignored their demand to cease air strikes.

September 24, 2014

NFL’s Cardinals Bench Jonathan Dwyer After Assault Arrest

Dwyer was arrested for aggravated assault.

September 18, 2014

In An Effort To Make A Lesson Better, Missouri’s Teacher Of The Year Found Himself In The Middle Of Violence

By Jessica Bock, St. Louis Post-Dispatch HAZELWOOD, Mo. — The scar on Chris Holmes’ left temple could be considered a marker of the measures he’ll take to make a lesson matter to his journalism students at Hazelwood West High School. After the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, Holmes attended what was supposed […]

September 18, 2014

Scientists Study Evolutionary Roots Of Lethal Combat Among Chimpanzees

What does this research say about human behavior?

September 18, 2014

Mortar Round From Gaza Strikes Israel; First Since Cease-Fire

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — A mortar round fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Tuesday, the first such shelling since a truce took effect last month, ending seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which caused no […]

September 16, 2014

Obama: ‘Hitting A Woman Is Not Something A Real Man Does’

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau After news broke Monday that the Baltimore Ravens had terminated the contract of Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him hitting his then-finance, Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke to President Barack Obama about the case. “The president is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he […]

September 9, 2014

Bomb Attack Kills 11 In Ambush Of Egyptian Security Forces

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times Egypt’s battle against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula heated up Tuesday when a security convoy was ambushed, killing 11 members of the nation’s security forces and wounding four more, the state news agency reported. The attack came two days after Egyptian forces raided a village in the northern […]

September 2, 2014

Hillary Clinton On Ferguson: ‘We Can Do Better’

San Francisco (AFP) — Hillary Clinton, a potential 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, has weighed in for the first time on the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, saying America can do better. The August 9 killing of Michael Brown, 18, and the subsequent crackdown on demonstrators in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson revived […]

August 29, 2014

Russia Announces Second Aid Convoy For Eastern Ukraine

dpa Moscow (dpa) — Russia is planning to send a second aid convoy to areas in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatist rebels, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Despite widespread international criticism of the first convoy, a second convoy would make the journey this week, Lavrov said. The Ukrainian government was being informed […]

August 25, 2014