The March for Our Lives ended its national Road-To-Change bus tour on Sunday in Newtown, Connecticut, six months after the shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school inspired protests calling for what they say are common-sense gun reforms. Teenage activists took center stage as throngs of people gathered to hear them at the Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, ten minutes from Sandy Hook Elementary school. Natalie Barden, with the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, lost a younger sibling in the shooting there six years ago. “We are all here today because no one should have to feel the life shattering pain of losing a loved one to a gun,” she said, addressing the crowds. Tommy Murray, also with the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, called attention to his fellow teens from Parkland, FL, who began the March for Our Lives movement in the days after the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School there claimed 17 lives. “Five years ago, many of us were too … [Read more...] about Students from Newtown, Parkland End National ‘March For Our Lives’ Tour in Newtown
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston is host to this weekend's journalistic event that is bringing various people together.The Asian American Journalist Association Convention is aimed to bring together journalists from all around the country. As they gather to learn and grow, they also discuss multiple issues among the media.During this time, they also have various speakers presented.This year's speakers include Christy Ma and Nikhita Nookala, two students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland. Both students say to have been involved and working in various journalistic projects speaking out about the shooting that took 17 of their classmates."We just want more rules to be in placed to make sure what happened to us doesn't happen to anyone else," said Nookala.Texas Governor Gregg Abbott is also scheduled to speak at the convention. … [Read more...] about Asian American Journalist Association convention invites Parkland shooting survivors as speakers in Houston
Curt Anderson, Ap Legal Affairs Writer Updated 2:29 pm PDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 Photo: AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this image made from video provided on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Nikolas Cruz points his fingers to his temple at an interrogation room, while officers are out of the room, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Prosecutors on Wednesday released hours of video interrogation of Florida's school shooting suspect, footage showing the young man slouching in a chair, being repeatedly urged by a detective to speak louder and punching himself in the face when he is alone. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP) less In this image made from video provided on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Nikolas Cruz points his fingers to his temple at an interrogation room, while officers are out of the ... more … [Read more...] about Paper: Judge must reject contempt effort over Parkland story
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — Student activists behind last spring’s national March for Our Lives protests have been carrying their message into key states leading up to this fall’s midterm elections, hoping to mobilize young voters behind a drive to enact stricter gun control laws. The national tour, called Road to Change, aims to increase voter registration, energize young voters and boost turnout for this fall's midterm elections. "Last midterms were the lowest turnout since World War II," Road to Change student organizer Jaclyn Corin told NBC News. "I truly believe that this is going to be the highest turnout ever. People are waking up to this issue because unfortunately people wake up when tragedy strikes." Leaders hope to encourage voters to look beyond party labels and examine policies of the candidates — as well as where they are getting financial … [Read more...] about Parkland student activists aim to register voters, boost turnout in November
SEVENTEEN pupils and staff were killed by a teen gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Another 17 were wounded by expelled former pupil Nikolas Cruz, 19, in Parkland, near Miami in south Florida. Who are the victims of the Florida shooting? Fourteen students and three staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School lost their lives in the massacre on February 14, 2018. Chris Hixon, the high school's athletics director and an Iraq military vet, was among those killed. Hero football coach Aaron Feis is reported to have jumped in front of his students to shield them from the bullets. These are the confirmed victims of the massacre: Meadow Pollack, 18 Alaina Petty, 14 Jaime Guttenberg, 14 Peter Wang, 15 Martin Duque, 14 Nicholas Dworet, 17 Alyssa al-Hadeff, 15 Helena Ramsay, 17 Carmen Schentrup, 16 Joaquin Oliver, 17 Luke Hoyer, 15 Gina Montalto, 14 Cara Loughran, 14 Alex Schachter, 14 Scott Beigel, 35 Aaron Feis, 37 Chris Hixon, 49 SCHOOL SLAUGHTER All about Nikolas Cruz, … [Read more...] about Parkland, Florida school shooting victims – how many people died and where is Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school?