Aurora Shooting

No Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card for Colorado Shooting Suspect

Arthur Gallant | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada
Arthur Gallant

I recently overheard two people joking about how they could shoot up a place, say they were crazy, then not go to jail.The reality is that a court's goal is to rehabilitate those with severe mental illness. I hope you'll keep this in mind as you read about Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes' upcoming hearing.

Why We Follow the Dead on Twitter

Jesse Miller | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada
Jesse Miller

When a person passes away, their social media presence lives on. We see this every day with each passing, especially when the nature of death is interesting enough for media to seek the Facebook profile or Twitter account to source photos or posts for the corresponding story.

Man Arrested For Alleged 'Dark Knight' Death Threats

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada

A 32-year-old North Vancouver man has been arrested for allegedly posting threats on his Facebook page that he would carry out crimes similar to the s...

After Aurora, We Should Bring back the Long Gun Registry

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

The Aurora shooting was a true tragedy. Sadly, all of the guns used in the massacre were purchased legally in the U.S. In Canada, we pride ourselves on being a peaceful and non-violent nation. For decades, Canadians have recognized the importance of remaining vigilant about gun control. But the passage of Bill C-19 -- and the abolishment of the long gun registry -- not only resulted in the loss of an important public safety tool, it also represented a step toward adopting more lenient gun control laws in Canada.

'There Are Millions Of Them' Here

CBC | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada

The recent mass shooting at a Colorado movie theatre has raised questions about access to firearms and renewed calls for stronger gun control laws in ...

Batman Massacre is a Crime Unique to Democracies

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

There are several reasons why America hosts most of the recent mass slaughterings. While such incidents can happen anywhere, they are most prevalent in free, or democratic countries. In autocratic or repressive regimes, mass killings by explosives are for political reasons - Chechen terrorism in the Moscow theatre bombing or the Beslan school massacre. But not random, mindless slaughter. There is no logical way to prevent such massacres in a democracy.

Jessica Ghawi, Aspiring Broadcaster Who Died In Colorado Theatre, An Inspiration To Us All

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

I never met her in person, but I feel as if I knew her. Jessica Ghawi, known professionally as Jessica Redfield, was a Denver-based hockey blogger and aspiring sportscaster. She died in the Colorado theatre shooting, in which 12 people were killed and 59 people were injured. She was only 24 years of age.

The Week That Was: Making Sense of The Senseless

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

In the wake of the "Dark Knight" shooting, there is the inevitable and understandable desire to seek an explanation -- to make sense of the senseless. Somehow this monstrosity might have been averted -- if gun laws were different, if someone who knew the killer could have stopped the crime in advance, if social welfare programs to treat such sociopaths were improved, if movies didn't encourage such violence. And those thoughts may feel even more urgent to Canadians as our week began and ended with horrific shootings -- on Monday, two people were killed and 24 injured at a Toronto block party.

Canadians Still Headed To Movies After Shooting

CP | Melinda Maldonado, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The shooting rampage at a Batman premiere in Colorado doesn't seem to have made Canadian moviegoers jittery about catching a movie this week...

Colorado Massacre Victim Escaped Eaton Centre Shooting

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada

UPDATED: Canadian Press has identified Jessica Ghawi's boyfriend as minor league hockey player Jay Meloff, from Markham, Ont. Ghawi was in Toronto...

Chilling Tweets: 'Oh God, I Don't Know What To Do'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada

"Oh God, I don't know what to do." It was a tweet sent out by a woman named Caitlin in the aftermath of a mass shooting at a "Batman" movie premier...