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Aaron Alexis

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  • Officer from Annapolis area recognized for heroism in Navy Yard shooting

    Officer from Annapolis area recognized for heroism in Navy Yard shooting
    When the report of a shooting came in over the radio last September at the Navy Yard in Washington, Master at Arms Charles Pitt initially assumed it was a drill. "These things don't really happen here," said the Annapolis-area resident. Pitt got...
  • Navy Yard killer and the nation's culture of violence

     Navy Yard killer and the nation's culture of violence
    Your editorial, "Rampage in Washington" (Sept. 18), was both well-written and absolutely right on. Our culture of violence has, indeed, spawned such horrific acts, culminating in the recent shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, and it is impossible...
  • Why mental illness can be a red herring [Commentary]

    Whenever yet another mass shooting happens, I think the only thing that gets analyzed more than gun laws is the issue of mental illness. In the most recent, deadly attack on the Washington Navy Yard, the suspect was, sadly, once again described as a...
  • Maryland gun laws would not have stopped Navy Yard shooter

    Maryland gun laws would not have stopped Navy Yard shooter
    Maryland's gun laws are widely considered tougher than those of neighboring Virginia, but they would not have stopped the Navy Yard shooter from buying a shotgun and walking out of a store with it the same day. Authorities said Aaron Alexis' Monday...
  • New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis

    New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis
    One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping. Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
  • Hundreds mourn Richard 'Mike' Ridgell, Navy Yard victim

    Hundreds mourn Richard 'Mike' Ridgell, Navy Yard victim
    Ryan Supplee recalled being extremely nervous the first time he met his girlfriend's father, a former Maryland State Police trooper who also served as a civilian police officer in Iraq. Supplee recalled thinking to himself: "She's [his girlfriend]...
  • APG officials say workforce safety is 'our highest priority' after Navy Yard shooting

    APG officials say workforce safety is 'our highest priority' after Navy Yard shooting
    Officials at Harford County's huge military installation, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and defense contractors which operate local facilities, are being tight-lipped about their security protocols and any changes made following the shooting rampage at the...
  • 'It could have been me' says Bel Air survivor of Navy Yard rampage

    'It could have been me' says Bel Air survivor of Navy Yard rampage
    For Donna Richardson, of Bel Air, the day after the deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard was more frightening than the previous day's actual events. "The whole thing I just felt like I was in a movie scene," she said of what it was like...
  • Navy Yard shooting reopens debate on base security

    Navy Yard shooting reopens debate on base security
    The deadly shooting at one of the region's largest military facilities Monday reopened the debate about whether officials have done enough to secure the nation's massive portfolio of domestic bases. At least 13 people were killed and several more were...
  • Details emerge of Washington Navy Yard victims

    Details emerge of Washington Navy Yard victims
    John Johnson could have retired from the Washington Navy Yard years ago, but he loved the work. Richard Michael Ridgell, a former Maryland state trooper who helped train police in Iraq, was devoted to his daughters. Vishnu Pandit, who came to the...
  • Navy Yard shooting refutes 'good guy with gun' claim

     Navy Yard shooting refutes 'good guy with gun' claim
    In the aftermath of the horrible shooting in Newton, Conn., Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association forcefully declared that "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." However, the last two shooting tragedies our...
  • Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby

    Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby
    If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...