Monterey Bay, CA –. In the midst of the national debate over police brutality, a Cal State University Monterey Bay police corporal faces termination for refusing to join officers from a neighboring agency in using force on a mentally ill student on campus last February.
During the incident, the corporal and the three outside officers found the student injured and unarmed, but noncompliant with their efforts to get him medical attention. The outside officers deployed their Tasers multiple times, while the university corporal elected to use verbal commands to gain compliance due to concerns about the student’s mental and physi-
cal condition. CSUMB University Police Chief Earl Lawson has since moved to terminate the corporal for allegedly
New report by gun violence prevention groups says school shootings often involve arguments that escalate and guns from home. There have been 95 school shootings since Newtown, Conn., groups say.
School shootings in the USA during the two years since the Newtown, Conn., massacre often involved a minor taking a gun from home and using it in a confrontation that started out as an argument, according to a new report by two groups who went to Washington, D.C., Tuesday seeking political action to prevent gun violence.
The two groups, whose definition of school shootings includes those those involving gang violence, unintentional shootings and suicides, used news accounts to compile a list of 95 shootings that occurred in 33 states; 23 of the