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MONDAY FIVE | 08.03.15

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NY RETAILERS PAY $300K FOR FAKE GUN & TOY SALES
“Retailers including Walmart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of life-like toy guns in New York. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the retailers also have agreed to pay over $300,000 in penalties. Schneiderman’s office found that over 6,400 toy guns sold from 2012 to 2014 violated New York laws. Most of the toys were sold online.” CONTINUE READ

DO MASS KILLINGS DESENSITIVE AMERICANS?
“After every mass shooting in the United States, it seems like we always say the same things. Namely, politicians and commentators on the two sides of the ideological spectrum argue for and against stricter gun control laws. Even President Barack Obama’s language has become more pointed in calling out lax gun laws in recent speeches. Last week, he told the BBC, “If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings.” Beyond all the lofty talk, however, do mass shootings ever really convince people that gun laws need to change?” CONTINUE READ

3 DEAD, 16 WOUNDED IN NYC OVER THE WEEKEND
“After a dramatic weekend of gun violence in New York City that left three people dead and 16 others wounded, community leaders are calling on Mayor de Blasio to step up and crack down on shootings plaguing the city’s streets. The mayor responded Sunday night, saying the NYPD would beef up patrols in high crime neighborhoods. Nearly 20 people were shot in seven shootings since Friday. Two people were killed and 11 wounded on Sunday. On Saturday, one person was killed and five others were wounded in gun violence.” CONTINUE MORE

3 DEAD, 12 INJURED IN CHICAGO OVER THE WEEKEND
“Three men have died and at least 12 other people have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday afternoon across the city, police said. A man who was one of two people shot early Sunday along the lakefront on the South Side has died. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at 9:55 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The medical examiner said the man who died was 35 years old. Police said the two men who were shot were 21 and 31 years old. The men were critically wounded in a shooting about 3:15 a.m.” CONTINUE READ

2 DEAD, 9 INJURED IN BALTIMORE OVER THE WEEKEND
“Fresh off its deadliest month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 people shot — and two of them killed — in the first two days of August. The latest incident occurred early Sunday in northwest Baltimore, acting Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference held to announce the creation of a multiagency task for to deal with the upswing in homicides plaguing the city. Davis said the Baltimore Federal Homicide Task Force, a new partnership among the police department and five federal law enforcement agencies, will go into effect Monday and operate for 60 days.” CONTINUE READ

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