6,300 protests and counting, since President Trump took office

December 12, 2017 Kristian Hernandez 0

Every month since President Trump’s inauguration there have been hundreds of protests across the country, most of them in opposition to the new administration and its policies, according to the Crowd Counting Consortium. The White House is not sitting idle, they are fighting back in the courts where 194 protesters face up to 60 years in prison after being rounded up during the inauguration day riots and charged under the federal statute.

Upcoming film series aims to re-establish trust in the media

December 7, 2017 Kristian Hernandez 0

Even before President Donald Trump called the media, “the enemy of the American people,” and began using the term fake news to discredit journalists, trust in the media was already at an all-time-low. A 2016 report by Gallup, an independent survey company, said Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” had dropped to its lowest level since 1972 when they first started asking the question. Bill Gentile, a full-time film and media professor at American University hopes to curb this trend by taking people behind the scenes and showing them the sacrifice and dedication of the journalists that bring them the news.  

DC police among nations’ best in dealing with the mentally ill

November 7, 2017 Kristian Hernandez 0

At least half the people shot and killed by police each year in the U.S. have mental health problems and are 16 times more likely to be killed by police, according to a study. The Treatment Advocacy Center in 2014 published an analysis of police shooting data spanning 40 years, from 1980 to 2008. The study found that most of the shootings happened after family members, neighbors or bystanders sought help from police because someone was acting suicidal, behaving erratically or threatening violence.

Bump stocks still for sale in Maryland

October 24, 2017 Kristian Hernandez 0

ROCKVILLE—For years Gilbert Indoor Shooting Range had a rifle outfitted with a bump stock, the same attachment used by the shooter in Las Vegas that made his AR-15 shoot nearly as fast as an automatic weapon, but no one cared to ask for it.