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  1. law enforcement
    How Militarizing Police Can Increase ViolenceFerguson is part of a dangerous nationwide experiment.
  2. street harassment
    Man Stands Up to Catcallers, Gets Knocked UnconsciousPolice are still looking for the suspect.
  3. Mass Shootings Aren’t On the RiseWe’re just paying more attention when they do occur.
  4. Marriage and Fatherhood Aren’t Anti-Rape ToolsShadows don’t cause good weather, and being single doesn’t cause rape.
  5. Why School Shootings Happen and How to Stop ThemThese shootings rarely come out of nowhere, but kids’ reluctance to tattle on their peers often leads to tragedy.
  6. We Need to Get Better at Identifying Mass Killers Before They StrikeMass killers tend to broadcast warning signs beforehand.
  7. A Mental-Health Expert Explains How to Stop the Next Elliot RodgerIt should come as no surprise that Elliot Rodger showed all the warning signs.
  8. If You Want Someone to Treat You Generously, Offer Them a Warm DrinkTemperature affects our mood and behavior a lot more than you might think.
  9. There’s a Difference Between Misogyny and Severe Mental IllnessIt’s a mistake to lump Elliot Rodger in with all the other misogynists out there.
  10. Standup Dan Nainan Arrested in DC Last Night For Punching a Mean JournalistComic Dan Nainan was arrested last night after punching Daily Beast journalist Josh Rogin over some unkind tweets. Nainan was headlining the […]
  11. This No Weapons Rumble is a Sham, by David HenneAnd how’re brass knuckles out but live-tweeting’s in? Sharing 140 strategic characters with your preppie chums, in real time? Posting Vines on […]
  12. violins on tv
    The Crazy Violent Scene That Was Too Much Even for Breaking BadAaaaaaaahhhhh.
  13. Jim Carrey Speaks Out Against the Violence in ‘Kick Ass 2’Jim Carrey took to Twitter yesterday to distance himself from his next movie, Kick-Ass 2, a superhero sequel that hits theaters in August, […]
  14. out of control
    Violent Thoughts About a Man. How Can I Stop?A reactionary take on Slate’s male feminist lust manifesto.
  15. violence
    NBC Shelves Hannibal EpisodeIt’s about children murdering each other.
  16. violins on tv
    Good Luck Finding a TV Drama Without MurderIn scripted dramas, the score is 107–18, with murder-y shows trouncing non-murder-y.
  17. firearm feminism
    Rise of the Female Gun NutHello Kitty handguns, concealed-carry bras, and a charged gender debate.
  18. first person
    The School Shooting That Didn’t Change My Liberal, Pro-Gun ChildhoodA boy opened fire at my school dance, but my Democratic parents remained pro-gun.
  19. james bond
    Read a Chart That Tracks Violence in Bond MoviesBlame Pierce Brosnan.
  20. domestic violence
    Why Hating Chris Brown Isn’t the Same As Supporting RihannaOn bearing witness to a cycle of violence.
  21. Black Friday: A History of ViolenceThe one day Americans come together to trample each other for sale items.
  22. crimes and misdemeanors
    Red Bulls Youth Coach Dies in Disturbing Union Square SlashingThe victim had his throat slashed and lost an ear.
  23. Violence
    Three Dead in New Jersey Pathmark ShootingThe gunman reportedly shot two people and then himself.
  24. Is IFC’s ‘Bullet in the Face’ the Most Violent TV Comedy Ever?With all the talk of Comedy Bang Bang and Bunk, it seems like IFC’s other new comedy series has been somewhat ignored. I mean, I hadn’t even […]
  25. Violence
    Fork-to-Eye Stabbing At Good Stuff DinerBad Stuff at Good Stuff.
  26. columbine
    Police Investigating Hammer Attack at Columbine High SchoolA 14-year-old female student attacked a pair of students, one of whom she had had problems with before.
  27. the most important people in the world
    Post: Robert De Niro’s Daughter Drena, Attacks Ex-Boyfriend, FloraHere’s a police report you don’t see every day.
  28. london riots
    U.K. Cities See a Lull in ViolenceBlame it on the rain.
  29. violence
    Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon on How to Celebrate MTV’s 30th Birthday: ‘Open Fire’He’s quoting Ani Difranco.
  30. Violence
    Restaurant Violence Continues: Pizzeria Owner AttackedMembers of the Wolf gang were quickly apprehended.
  31. region of unrest
    Qaddafi’s Son Warns of Civil WarClaims “there will be rivers of blood all over Libya” if his father is removed.
  32. region of unrest
    Violence Escalates in Libya As Protesters and Military ClashAccording to some reports, “Benghazi is now in the hands of protesters and their military allies.”
  33. unrest
    Government Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters in Libya“It is too late for dialogue now,” said a Benghazi resident.
  34. neighborhood news
    Three Men Shot Outside Brooklyn Church Following Baby ShowerThey are expected to survive.
  35. terrible things
    Tenth Suspect Arraigned in Bronx Beating CaseBecause why stop at nine?
  36. road rage
    Traffic Agent Beaten Violently by Double Parker With Apparent Rage ProblemThankfully, he’s in stable condition now.
  37. mosques
    Worshipers at Western New York Mosque Harassed by TeensConnection to ground-zero mosque controversy “unclear.”
  38. things to avoid
    If You’re Still at Work, Avoid the Male InternThey want to punch you in the face.
  39. pakistan
    Deadly Blasts Strike Pakistan ShrineAt least 37 killed and 175 injured.
  40. juiceheads
    The Situation’s Abs Literally Incite ViolenceNaturally, the Situation understood when cops urged him to put his shirt back on.
  41. tv
    Watch a Montage of Every Violent Act in the Super Bowl CommercialsSo much slapping.
  42. intel
    Donald Trump Jr. Gets Into Mixed Martial ArtsHis family’s first foray into pay-per-view violence kicks off (literally) this weekend.
  43. in other news
    That Basketball Brawl Is in Reruns When we read today that a brawl at last night’s PSAL basketball championships at the Garden had spilled out into the streets — only to be caught by WCBS’s cameras — we thought to ourselves, Haven’t we heard this story before? Well, we had, sort of. In an episode of Aaron Sorkin’s much-beloved-but-nonetheless-canceled Sports Night, the show’s crew captures footage of a mêlée at a fictional high-school basketball game at, yes, the Garden. (Presumably, unlike Sports Night character Natalie Hurley, no one at Channel 2 refused to hand over the tape because of a bad breakup.) Coming up next week on Aaron Sorkin Controls the Universe: SNL is forced to scramble when its star ends up in a Nevada prison just hours before a live taping. —Joe DeLessio Police Arrest 21 in ‘March Badness’ MSG Brawl [WCBS-TV] Sports Night, “And the Crowd Goes Wild” [YouTube]
  44. the morning line
    Bloomberg Succeeds in Prying Guns From Warm, Live Hands • Bloomberg’s novel anti-gun initiative — going after out-of-state dealers — is paying off. (It also shows an unusually, um, national-minded thinking from a city mayor). Six gun stores in outlying states have agreed to let court officials monitor their sales; twelve more are being sued into agreement. [NYT] • The Daily News has a cover story that would drive O. Henry to suicide: A Staten Island woman gets the news of her fiancé’s death in Iraq, followed two hours later by a FedExed engagement ring from him. We don’t normally fall for the human-face-of-war stuff from our tabs, but Christ. [NYDN] • D.J. Carl Blaze of Power 105.1 is in the hospital after getting shot “at least 13 times.” The details are murky, and the shooter took Blaze’s $20,000 gold chain, but the hail of bullets appears far too excessive for a robbery. [NYP] • A Brooklyn rabbi was cuffed and jailed on child-molestation charges last night, after the lawsuit against him made the papers earlier in the week. The alleged victim is a 9-year-old who claims to have been abused for two years. Neighbors say the rabbi “doesn’t fit the criteria.” [WNBC] • Demolition is set to begin in a couple of hours on the iconic, conical Revere Sugar Refinery in Red Hook. Thor Equities, which is also building on the Williamsburg-Greenpoint and Coney Island waterfronts, snatched up the factory in a less-publicized deal for $40 million. [amNY]
  45. the morning line
    Everything Good Is Bad for You • A massive, almost Gangs of New York–style group fight in the unlikeliest of settings — Union Square’s Greenmarket — left one teenager dead. The two bands of high-school rivals, numbering around 50, wielded “canes, belts, fists and more.” Another teen is in serious condition at St. Vincent’s with multiple stab wounds. [WNBC] • Vegetables are bad for you, part two: Two more Taco Bells closed, both on Long Island, amid region-wide E. coli poisonings (99 to date and counting). The infection has been traced, surprisingly, to the scallions the company sprinkles atop its ground mystery meat. [amNY] • Reading is bad for you: P.S. 150 in Queens is pulling a young-adult book about coming out, a poetry collection that uses naughty words, and other titles. [NYDN] • Tishman Speyer, taking a break from its historic buying spree, casually set another record by selling 666 Fifth Avenue — which the company bought six years ago for about $500 million — to the Kushner family for $1.8 billion, the largest sum ever paid for a single building. [NYT] • And the Times runs a thoughtful piece about the perils of taking the little ones to Broadway shows. In a case of unfortunate placement, however, the article is rendered unbelievably gross by its proximity to another report: “Broadway Actor Denies Sex Charge.” Yet another peril. [NYT]