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April 7, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Fort Hood shootings: What’s the point of investigating mass shootings if no action is taken?

Today’s shooting at Fort Hood compelled me to ask why we even bother to investigate gun violence incidents [“Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment,” Nation & World]. After all, we never do anything with the information after all the investigations are completed. Cynically, one could say, “We could save millions of wasted taxpayer…


Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: fort hood, Mark J. Suryan, mass shootings

September 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Recent military trials of mass murders

Similar cases, different outcomes If a Muslim (Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan) kills 13 adults, he is sentenced to death. [“Fort Hood shooter gets death,” News, Aug. 29.] But if a Christian (Sgt. Robert Bales) kills 16 civilians, some of them children, he is only sentenced to life in prison. [“Afghans decry Bales’ sentence,” page one,...


Comments | More in Afghanistan, crime/justice, Foreign policy, Politics | Topics: Afghanistan, christian, fort hood