In yet another example of the problem with using guns as a means of public self defense, an Israeli security guard shot and killed an innocent bystander by mistake during a recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem. It started when a terrorist attacked and killed a security guard with a knife, then took the security guard’s rifle and began shooting, injuring ten others. The attacker was shot and killed during the incident. Naturally the scene was chaotic. Incoming upon the carnage, …Continue reading →
January 2009 Thailand is facing criticism from human right’s groups for apparently forcing 1,000 captured refugees from Myanmar onto drift-boats and sending them out to sea to die. Amidst the chaos in what is now Myanmar, rocked by both a recent cyclone and an oppressive government, refugees are fleeing the country. One particularly desperate group of people are the Rohingyas. A Muslim minority in Myanmar, they are denied full citizenship, and some 200,000 or so people are forced to live …Continue reading →
(July 7,2007) A speeding bus filled with a group of junior high school students and their teachers collided with 3 cars and 2 motor-bikes as the bus was trying to pass another vehicle. The bus then plunged into a 30 foot ravine, killing 14 people and hospitalizing 48 others, 26 of who were in critical condition. It appeared the bus driver lost control of the speeding vehicle while attempting to pass another car, said captain Basuki of the local police. …Continue reading →
7-5-07 Around 110 children were thrown into the Irish sea, after a squall hit the area they were sailing. 91 Boats were capsized according to Irish officials. The kids, ranging in ages from 10-15 years old, were taking part in the National Yacht club junior regatta when the squall hit. All of the children were rescued, and miraculously, there were no reports of serious injuries.
(July 6, 2007) A wedding in Nepal turned tragic when a tractor pulling a trailer filled with children and other guests in a wedding procession skidded off a road and into a canal. The acci- dent took place in Barthathawa Village in rural southern Nepal, about 125 miles southeast of the capital, Katman- du. Nine children and two adults were killed in the acci- dent, and 2 more passengers were seriously injured, according to Sitaram Pohhrel, the chief government ad- …Continue reading →
7-5-07 A 3-year-old girl was kidnapped from her car as it sat idling in heavy morning traffic, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Gunmen smashed the window of a car carrying the British tot, Margaret Hill, snatching her on the way to school Thursday. More than 200 foreigners have been kidnapped in the region since 2005, when militants stepped up their campaign against the area’s oil industry. While 2 other children have been seized in the Niger delta in recent weeks, this …Continue reading →
June 2007 Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced that he would like to implement a program to test thousands of public school students for drugs as part of a stepped up effort against drug trafficking. The tests would require parental permission, and would be performed in 8,000 public schools initially. He would like to eventually expand the program nationwide. “It’s not to punish them, but to help them overcome that problem,” Calderon stated at a speech in Monterrey. The program “will …Continue reading →