Uvalde School District’s Fired Police Chief Blames Everyone Else (OPINION)

Suggesting that criticism against Arredondo and his firing constitutes a “public lynching” —as Arrendondo does in a 17-page statement— is not only abhorrent but diminishes the lives that were lost that day.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 5:40 PM

Frequent Lockdowns May Have Contributed to Uvalde Tragedy

The new findings that a culture of lockdowns in Uvalde played some role in the failures on May 24 reflects how one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history intersected with immigration policies and thousands of Border Patrol agents, National Guard members, and state police assigned to apprehend migrants and stop drug traffickers.

  • Jul 20, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

Texas State Police Launch Internal Review of Uvalde Response

Two months after the Uvalde school massacre, Texas state police on Monday announced an internal review into the actions of dozens of troopers who were at Robb Elementary during 73 minutes of bewildering inaction by law enforcement as a gunman slaughtered 19 children and two teachers.

  • Jul 19, 2022
  • 12:34 PM

Uvalde Resiste

Latino USA tells the story of resistance within this Mexican-American community—how it stood up against segregation and oppression in the past and how after such a devastating tragedy is trying to heal today.

  • Jun 10, 2022
  • 11:37 AM

Reflections on Uvalde

Latino Rebels Radio: June 2, 2022

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • 5:32 PM

Disinformation After Uvalde Shooting Takes Aim at Trans People and Immigrants

Following the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed in the worst school shooting this decade, disinformation has been quickly spread by far-right users online and right-wing activists and politicians concerning the identity of the alleged shooter, Salvador Ramos.

  • May 26, 2022
  • 12:36 PM

How the Far-Right Gains Access to Latino Communities (OPINION)

Misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are often used to draw more conservative Latinos to far-right political culture wars.

  • Jan 27, 2023
  • 1:25 PM

11 Dead After 72-Year-Old Man Shoots Up Dance Hall in LA

The search for a motive behind the shooting at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance hall that has left 11 dead led police to a mobile home community as they probed the past of the 72-year-old suspect Monday and his relationship to the club.

  • Jan 23, 2023
  • 3:42 PM

Recent Threats of School Shooting in Puerto Rico Part of Worrying Trend in Latin America

As a colony of the United States, Puerto Rico has inherited a lot of cultural artifacts from the American nation, such as fast food, car-centric city design, and Santa Claus. But the latest import is far darker than the others: the threat of school shootings.

  • Jan 4, 2023
  • 1:11 PM

Parents vs. Police (OPINION)

When reports of a shooting at Jefferson High School in San Antonio sent the school into lockdown on September 20, fearful parents attempting to enter the school clashed with police officers outside. After Parkland and Uvalde, parents have every right to distrust the police.

  • Oct 19, 2022
  • 3:01 PM

Centering Latinos in the Anti-Gun Violence Movement (OPINION)

With gun violence becoming a top political issue for Latinx voters, and Latinx people in the U.S. dying from gun violence at a faster rate than their white peers, we need more Latinx faces organizing to end gun violence.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 2:37 PM

The Republican Stain on Hispanic Heritage Month (OPINION)

Thursday is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, four weeks of celebrating Latino contributions not just to the United States, but to the entire hemisphere. Meanwhile, Republicans have decided to treat Latinos seeking sanctuary like vermin.

  • Sep 15, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

Anniversary of Cuba Protests Met With More US Hypocrisy (OPINION)

As Cuban Americans celebrated the first anniversary of protests in Cuba while incessantly provoking an all-out uprising, President Biden flew to meet with leaders in the Middle East, stopping in countries known for suppressing free speech and murdering journalists.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 2:11 PM

Conservative Latinos Must Challenge Republican Leadership (OPINION)

News from the terrorist attack on an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas exposes deep-seated anti-Latino animus in politics

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 1:01 PM

Rio State Police Kill 25; Brazil Military Attacks Public Education, Healthcare

Twenty-five people were killed by police in the second biggest massacre in Rio de Janeiro State’s history. Immediately after the violent police action, President Jair Bolsonaro congratulated police officers for having “neutralized” criminals.

  • May 31, 2022
  • 1:24 PM

Official: Girl Told 911 ‘Send the Police Now’ as Cops Waited

Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday.

  • May 27, 2022
  • 5:55 PM

High School Student: ‘We Can’t Turn Our Backs on America’s Gun Problem’ (OPINION)

This is not the first time or the last, sadly, that we will hear about a school shooting. But once again, people in power pay their condolences and move forward without even acting upon it, and the whole cycle keeps on going again and again.

  • May 27, 2022
  • 1:15 PM

Police Face Questions Over Delays in Storming Texas School

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement authorities faced questions and criticism Thursday over how much time elapsed before they stormed an Uvalde elementary school classroom and put a stop to the rampage by a gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers.

  • May 26, 2022
  • 10:12 AM

Call Off Immigration Enforcement After Tragedies So Communities Can Heal (OPINION)

In light of the tragedy in Texas, President Joe Biden and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott should say clearly that no one —regardless of immigration status— will be questioned when they come forward to receive support after the shooting.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 3:06 PM

Families Mourn, Worry in Wake of Elementary School Shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Distraught families gathered at a local civic center and turned to social media to mourn and to make desperate pleas for help finding missing children as the death toll in a gruesome school shooting at a Texas elementary school rose to at least 19 students. Authorities said the gunman also killed two adults.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 7:25 AM

Gunman Kills 19 Children, 2 Adults in Texas School Rampage

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom at a Texas elementary school in a rampage that also left two adults dead, officials said, adding to a gruesome, yearslong series of mass killings at churches, schools and stores.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 6:05 AM

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