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At least 1,337 journalists have been killed while covering the news since 1992. Their names form The #LastColumn logo. Each time a journalist is killed, their name will be added to the logo. #pressfreedom
In this thread, we share the final work of 24 journalists who were killed in line of duty since 1992. #LastColumn @CPJLastColumn thelastcolumn.com
Marie Colvin’s #LastColumn was published on February 19, 2012. Three days later, she was killed alongside French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik when Syrian forces struck their makeshift press center in Homs, Syria. thelastcolumn.com
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I pray for the eternal rest of the victims of gun violence in #Annapolis, and for their families and friends. And I am disgusted that our country seems paralyzed, incapable of doing the moral thing: enact sensible gun laws. Gun control is a pro-life issue. americamagazine.org/politics-socie…
This article, I am sorry to say, is six years old. That is six years too many.
And a prayer for all of us who are sad, tired, and angry about this madness. americamagazine.org/faith/2017/10/…
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A few mass shootings ago I figured out America’s Hero Problem:

1. America loves guns because
2. Guns make villains and
3. Villains make heroes

#Annapolis
Villain: Shooter
Heroes:
1. Every American, thoughtful and prayerful
2. First responders
3. Every proud gun owner...
3... who can tell everyone what he would have done so bravely with his flawless marksmanship in a panicked situation. Oh how the crowds would adore him at the parades around the country. The radio interviews. Free duffel bags of cash. All past errors absolved. Loved, finally.
When there is no #goodguywithagun, there’s no problem. We can make heroes of the brave doctors who were awash with innocent blood. Make heroes of the brave survivors learning to operate their new electric wheelchair. They’re all good media stories.
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Capital Gazette editorial on mass shootings, published three days after Parkland:

“Let’s Wake Ourselves Up From Our National Nightmare” #Annapolis
capitalgazette.com/opinion/ac-ce-…
“...our nation has become a world leader in mass shootings. And the pattern has become agonizingly familiar: horror, grief, candlelight vigils, stories about the victims... angry debates about gun laws that go nowhere — and then a wait for the next bloodbath.”
“Mental health is a factor in this problem, but hardly the most obvious factor. Actually, very few of the mentally ill are violent or a danger to anyone, except perhaps themselves.”
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We don't know much about the shooting in #Annapolis yet, but we do know this is not the right way to respond
Supporters of the President who called media the enemy of the people celebrate the murder of journalists.
Reasonable people: we don't want to speculate but its not good that people, including the President, are invoking violence against journalists
Hannity: Its Maxine Waters fault.
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1.#Manafort is a key player in a #Mueller´s complex investigation, serving both as campaign chair and the Transition and as a conduit to #Russia for the #TrumpCampaign

#Manafort #Trump #RussiaConspiracy #MuellerTime
2.#Manafort has known #Trump since the 1980´s and has been part of corrupt, illegal schemes since then, including aiding #Putin Puppet #Yanukovich and Vladimir #Putin

#Manafort #Trump #RussiaConspiracy #MuellerTime
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