Take the Army’s Word for It: Fort Hood’s Second Shooting

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Not a direct precipitating factor. That’s the official word out of Fort Hood. Lt. General Mark Milley said the shooter – Ivan Lopez – mental condition was not a direct precipitating factor. Lopez went on a rampage, killing his fellow soldiers, because of an escalating argument, Milley explained. Lopez, 34, an Iraq War veteran, had [Read More...]

Purple Heart Recipient Jed Zillmer: American Tragedy

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  His life ended in a one-sided shoot-out. Police said he wanted it that way. They said Afghanistan war veteran Jed Zillmer was on a suicidal mission: Kill or be killed. He was allegedly heavily armed and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, although that had never been diagnosed. Before a claim of PTSD can [Read More...]

I talk to cabbies

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I talk to the cabbies. Where are you from? They answer: Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, Jamaica, Mississippi. What brought you to DC? A better life. Then they tell me about the people they knew before they came to D.C.. The sisters, the cousins, the aunties, the brothers. They speak about how they miss their mamas and [Read More...]


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