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Jun 02 2021 - 05:01 PM
Daily News from Around the World: 6/2/21

Today’s headlines have seven Mac-11s, about eight .38s, nine 9s, ten Mac-10s, and a finite desire to grapple with history. These headlines are selected from the front pages curated by FreedomForum.org. Indigenous Territory names and Treaty information are provided by the Native Land map.


“Number of deaths in 2021” map by the Gun Violence Archive.


The Middletown Press, published in Middletown, Connecticut (Unceded Quinnipiac, Wappinger, and Wangunks Territory)

Gunfire across region stirs concern

- Authorities investigate shots fired into state Capitol

   State, Hartford, and Capitol police were investigating at least three bullets that were fired into the Capitol building over the weekend.

- Police say man linked to shots in Cromwell, Southington

   Police arrested a Southington man as he tried to flee on the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown on Sunday, alleging that he may be responsible for at least eight shootings over the weekend in Southington and Cromwell. Police say that dozens of bullets were fired from a long rifle into homes, churches, and businesses.


The Baxter Bulletin, published in Mountain Home, Arkansas (Ceded (Cession 67) (Osage) O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa), and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Territory)

‘Kitchen-table’ gun dealers racking up ATF violations

   The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has been exacting its harshest penalties on “kitchen-table” dealers, gun sellers who operate out of their homes. 


The Mercury News, published in San Jose, California (Ceded (Cession 274) Tamien, Ohlone, and Muwekma Territory)

Footage from VTA shooting released

   On Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department released a four-minute body camera video of the final moments of last week’s mass shooting at the Valley Transportation Authority. The footage is the first to be made public from ‘the deadliest rampage in Bay Area history,’ and includes the moment the first responders first encountered the shooter, Samuel James Cassidy. 


“walls of the Dunbar School after the fire from the Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921” by George Lane, from Oklahoma State Univ. Tulsa Special Digital Collection, available under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, courtesy of Flickr


Tulsa World, published in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Ceded (Cessions 123 and 487) Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Osage, Muscogee (Oklahoma), Caddo, O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa), and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Territory)

City resumes massacre mass graves search

   Yesterday, on the 100th anniversary of it’s namesake Race Massacre, the city of Tulsa resumed the search for mass graves at Oaklawn Cemetery. In October, researchers found “12 badly decomposed coffins fitted tightly into a trench” in the cemetery’s former Black paupers’ field. Based on several factors, scientists believe the remains are those of Black men in the city’s Greenwood section on May 31- June 1, 1921.


Dothan Eagle, published in Dothan, Alabama (Ceded (Cession 75) Mvskoke (Muscogee / Creek) Territory)

Dothan denies Juneteenth permit

   With a majority vote, Dothan commissioners denied a permit request for a Juneteenth parade on West Main Street on Tuesday. Kaitlin Welborm, a lawyer with Alabama’s ACLU described the commissioners’ process as “burdensome” and “unconstitutional,” and warned of “messy, costly litigation” on First Amendment grounds. Mayor Mark Saliba, City Manager Kevin Cowper, and the six commissioners all claim to support the parade taking place on its original route, along 4 blocks in the “inner-city” North Saint Andrews Street.


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