Random Shooting of Comfort Dog Team

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


Why Chicago Pastors Reject Mayor Emanuel’s ‘Olive Branch of Peace’

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

First Arrest in Decades-Old Bloody Sunday Shooting

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