Joplin police are trying to determine the motive of a 26-year-old man who was arrested early this morning following an active-shooter situation, which resulted in three crime scenes and five . . .
CHR Comment: The comfort dog team was from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin. The motive for the shooting is not yet determined but appears to be random.
Source: UPDATE: Names of shooting victims released | News | joplinglobe.com
Lawyers for three people who survived the attack and the estates of five who were slain say the FBI did not conduct a thorough background check before Dylann Roof bought the gun and killed nine parishioners.
Source: Charleston church shooting survivors sue FBI for allowing attacker’s gun buy – CSMonitor.com
Several Chicago pastors held a press conference this morning, demanding that footage depicting another white police officer shooting an unarmed black teenager be released to the public.
CHR Comment: Three pastors are circulating a petition to remove Mayor Emanuel from office due to the handling of an investigation into a police shooting. While the pastors express concern for social justice, the mayor is likely concerned to keep civil order in a tense situation.
Source: Why Chicago pastors reject Mayor Emanuel’s ‘olive branch of peace’ – CSMonitor.com
The dead, mostly colleagues of gunman Syed R. Farook, are remembered by their loved ones.
CHR Comment: Christians and churches mentioned include Iranian Christian immigrants, Shiloh Messianic Congregation, and Church of the Woods. Family members request prayers as they struggle with shock and grief.
Source: Names of those killed in San Bernadino shootings begin to emerge
British police on Tuesday said they had arrested a former soldier for the Bloody Sunday killings in Londonderry in 1972, one of the worst atrocities in Northern Ireland’s three decades of unrest.
CHR Comment: There is apparently no statute of limitations on this case since the events took place 43 years ago. Given the math, the former soldier arrested was 23 years old when the shooting took place. One wonders why it has take so long to provide a substantive investigation of the event, which resulted in the deaths of 13 Catholic protesters.
Source: Ex-soldier is first arrest in N.Ireland Bloody Sunday probe
Amanda and Davey Blackburn’s family and church were beginning to grow, family friend said.
CHR Comment: This extensive, heart-breaking story describes the family’s plans to plant a church in Indianapolis and the horrendous outcome of a robbery. Lord, have mercy.
Source: Pastor’s wife on a ventilator after shooting