Gun Deaths: A Familiar American Experience
In America, over one dozen guns are legally sold every minute of every day.
There are almost 300 million privately-owned firearms in this country - that's almost enough to arm every man, woman and child - but while there is a gun in four out of every 10 of American homes, only a small percentage of owners have most of the weapons, with the average collection swelling in recent years to around seven guns per owner.Read more »
The Harm in Hate-Speech Laws
by David Gordon
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The Harm in Hate Speech • By Jeremy Waldron • Harvard University Press, 2012 • vi + 292 pagesRead more »
The Crazy World of Visual Hallucinations
Hallucinations may seem crazy, but there is actually a scientific reason behind why they occur. Below, we explain various forms of hallucinations, the visual implications and why they occur. So, next time you see something that really isn’t there, take a closer look at what is really going on.Read more »
How Police Interrogation Works
Introduction to How Police Interrogation Works
There are "Law & Order" addicts everywhere who think they could get a perp to confess. A little glaring, some getting in the guy's face, a revelation that his fingerprints are all over the murder weapon and voilà! He's recounting his crime. In real life, police interrogation requires more than confidence and creativity (although those qualities do help) -- interrogators are highly trained in the psychological tactics of social influence.
JetBlue captain's erratic behavior forces emergency landing, passengers say
AMARILLO, Texas – A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday after the captain "exhibited erratic behavior," according to a TSA statement.
JetBlue Flight 191, which was headed from New York’s Kennedy Airport to Las Vegas, was forced to make the landing after the pilot reportedly ran up and down the aisles screaming “Say your prayers” after he was locked outside the cockpit, The New York Post reported, citing a passenger.
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