Showing posts with label school shootings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label school shootings. Show all posts

Monday, June 13, 2022

"Blood on Your Hands", a plea to the United States Congress to act on gun violence

Hello, my name is George L. Cook III. I wrote this poem, "Blood on Your Hands" in response to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. I am begging the United States Congress to actually do something about gun violence in this country, and thoughts and prayers is not what I want. Watch me recite the poem in the video below.

This poem is in my new poetry book, The Blood Is On Your Hands Poems About Gun Violence available now on Amazon.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Congresswoman Hayes speaks on the School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT 5th District) spoke at the House Committee on Education & Labor in support of H.R. 4301, the School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act. The bill, which is cosponsored by Congresswomen Hayes, Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), and Lucy McBath (GA-06), would create a federal definition for “school shooting” and instructs the Department of Education, in consultation with the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, to annually report uniform data on school shootings. The bill passed the Committee on Education & Labor and is headed to the floor for a full vote by the House.

Watch Rep. Hayes comments below:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Michelle Obama shows support for students fighting for sensible gun laws

As survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting capture the nation’s attention with their persistent and powerful calls for sensible gun laws, former first lady Michelle Obama has expressed “total awe” and support for the young activists.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oprah Announces $500k Donation to ‘March For Our Lives’

Celebrities are putting their financial might behind a march on Washington being organized by students who survived last week’s mass shooting that left 17 dead at a Parkland, Florida high school.

Earlier on Tuesday, George and Amal Clooney announced they are donating $500,000 to the upcoming “March For Our Lives” — and now talk show titan Oprah Winfrey has said she will match their donation:

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sen. Tim Scott says Russia investigation, Fla. school shooter tips are "separate issues"

Trump is falsely trying to make the claim that if the FBI spent less time on Russia and more time on following up the tips on the shooter in Parkland Florida that maybe they could have stopped that shooting. Trump leaves out the fact that over 35,000 men and women serve in the FBI and that they can probably handle more than one investigation at a time. He also ignores the fact that tips about the shooter would have been dealt with by the local field office, not by those handling the Russia investigation.

Even fellow republicans such as Sen. Tim Scott have stepped in to say that the two investigations are two separate issues.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, says the reality is that they are "two separate issues." "I think we have to separate the issue, without any question," Scott told CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

We, the system, have not done the right job," said Scott, pointing to shortcomings in law enforcement's ability to prevent the Charleston and Texas church shootings.

"What we've seen in three major atrocities is that the system that was in place simply was not followed. So my focus is not on having or not having a gun debate. We're going to have that," said Scott. "But the reality of it is that three incidents could have been avoided, prevented, if the system itself had worked."

Scott noted, however, that he was hopeful Congress would "get something done this year" with regard to bringing bipartisan gun legislation to the Senate floor.

"The reality of it is that we have a sense of urgency about getting this done. And I'm very hopeful that this is the time that we see this nation's leadership united to solve a problem that could've prevented atrocities," said Scott. [SOURCE]

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kamala Harris: We Can’t Have Any Pride When Our Babies Are Being Slaughtered

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said America needs practical gun laws to prevent the murder of its children, in a powerful statement to MSNBC following the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Harris went as far to say, “We cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered,”. Watch her statement below: