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#BBCtrending: Military Tactics in US 'War Zone'
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Police, Violence, War Zone, Ferguson, Missouri, USA )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
After the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in the US state of Missouri, and the violence that followed, questions have arisen about the police reaction.
Georgia Cop Resigns Under Pressure After Shooting a Dog in the Face and Preventing His Owner From Taking Him to the Vet
Offbeat  (tags: georgia, police officer, resigns, doctor, dog, shooting )

Marie
- 30 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A Georgia officer who gunned down a dog and then threatened to arrest his owner for trying to bring it to the vet has resigned.
At Least 100 Children Killed By Unintentional Shootings Since Newtown, Study Finds
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Children, Crime, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 64 days ago - rt.com
Accidental shootings have taken the lives of at least 100 children across the United States in the year following Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, a new report states.
Obama Cites Australia's Gun Confiscation Program as Example for US
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Australia, Law, Obama, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 77 days ago - rt.com
The Obama administration may be looking for an example in Australia as the White House considers potential new firearm laws for the United States in the wake of the latest in a series of devastating school shootings.
Police Kill Mentally Ill Teenager After Her Family Calls for Medical Help
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Crime, Health, Police, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 84 days ago - rt.com
A California family called 911 for medical help for their mentally ill relative. Instead of a paramedic responding, police arrived and fatally shot the 18-year-old woman after they say she lunged at them with a knife.
Tourist Mistakes Gere for Beggar; Gives Him Pizza
Offbeat  (tags: film, shooting, Richard Gage, interesting )

Naoko
- 123 days ago - japantoday.com
NEW YORK -- A French tourist listened to her heart when she offered her pizza to a man spotted rummaging through trash in the streets of New York, not realizing it was Richard Gere making a movie.
Massacre at the Windsor Estate: More Than 7,000 Wild Animals Killed in One Year
Offbeat  (tags: Windsor estate, UK, duke of Edinburgh, shooting, killing wild animals )

Marie
- 186 days ago - animalaid.org.uk
More than 7,000 wild animals were killed on the Windsor Estate during 2013, according to a Freedom of Information request by campaign group, Animal Aid.
At Least 1 American Child Is Shot Every Hour - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Children, Health, Medicine, Security, Shooting, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 212 days ago - rt.com
A recent research estimates over 10,000 under-18s were shot in the US in 2009 - at least one third died. While infants are mostly injured due to firearms mishaps, teenagers are most often victims of criminal armed assaults.
Bruce Springsteen Dedicates 'American Skin (41 Shots)' to Trayvon Martin
Offbeat  (tags: Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman, Florida, Bruce Springsteen, music, shooting, justice, civil case, acquitted )

Nancy
- 408 days ago - rollingstone.com
Springsteen wrote the song in response to the 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed man who was killed by four New York City police officers who said they thought Diallo had pulled a gun on them.
Hunter's Dog Inadvertently Pulls the Trigger of Shotgun Shooting Master in Hand - National Pet Rescue | Examiner.Com
Offbeat  (tags: hunter, shooting, dog, off-beat, news, odd, unusual )

Dianne Ly
- 707 days ago - examiner.com
In a most bizarre accident, a young Blue Gascony basset hound inadvertently jumped up on his master and released the shotgun's trigger shooting his owner in the hand.
Since Dick Cheney Shot Him, Harry Whittington's Aim Has Been to Move on
Offbeat  (tags: hunting accident, quail hunting, shooting, vice president, birdshot, dick cheney, harry whittington )

Judy
- 1414 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Whittington was on a quail hunt, walking in the tall grass of a South Texas ranch, when a fellow hunter wheeled on a winging bird and fired. The shot peppered Whittington in the face, neck and torso. The shooter was Dick Cheney, the U.S. vice president.
Did Dick Cheney Ever Apologize for Plugging Hunting Buddy Harry Whittington?
Offbeat  (tags: hunting accident, quail hunting, shooting, vice president, birdshot, dick cheney, harry whittington )

Judy
- 1414 days ago - aolnews.com
The man shot by Vice President Dick Cheney refuses to say if he ever got an apology. More than 4 years on, the 82-year-old conservative lawyer and Cheney hunting companion also provided new details that appear to contradict previous reports.
Man Shot Cop Because He Thought He Was a Zombie
Offbeat  (tags: shooting, zombies )

Stephanie
- 1419 days ago - couriermail.com.au
A MAN accused of shooting at a police officer trying to arrest him says he did so because he thought he was being chased by a zombie.
Landowners Should Be Punished for Bird Crime
Offbeat  (tags: birds, Birds of prey, Poisoned, animals, crime, wildlife, protection, landowners, shooting )

Agnes
- 1440 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Landowners should be punished when game keepers on their shooting estates are found guilty of poisoning birds of prey, the RSPB has suggested, after the second worst year for bird crime since records began.
Investigation of Pennsylvania Pigeon Hunt Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, pigeons, shooting, environment, protection, death )

Cher Away
- 1628 days ago - all-creatures.org
A Pennsylvania district attorney took campaign funds from an organization which promotes killing live pigeons in contests, and then refused to allow the prosecution of animal cruelty charges against a gun club that hosts pigeon shooting contests
 

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