Saturday, December 22, 2012
In a press conference held Friday morning, the head of the NRA called for armed police officers to guard our nations schools
During its first press conference since the Sandy Hook School shooting last Friday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) called for schools to be guarded by armed police. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said NRA executive Wayne LaPierre. He said school children are defenseless "and the predators of the world know it and exploit it." LaPierre urged Congress ”to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school in this nation. At least one Patch reader does not agree. "We can't even afford teachers," said Mike Barbas on the Middletown Patch Facebook page. "Good guys with guns is not the answer." What do you think about the NRA's call for armed police officers in our …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Governor Chafee asked bells be rung 26 times this morning in honor of the victims of Sandy Hook, the Diocese asks they ring 28 times, to include the mother and the shooter in our prayers
To honor the memory of the 26 victims who lost their lives in the Newtown, CT shootings, Governor Lincoln Chafee has called for a statewide moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. this morning and has asked that buildings, which have the ability, ring bells 26 times during that moment in honor the victims. The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island recommends churches ring the bells 28 times, which would include a ring for both the shooter and his mother. "We think praying for all souls best reflects Christ’s message of forgiveness and love for all, and that we should especially pray for those souls who may need our prayers the most," said Ruth Meteer, Communications Director for the Diocese. Patch reader Lisa De Chambeau said a ring should be …
The company-wide blackout is to honor the memory of those killed last Friday in Connecticut.
This morning at 9:30, Patch will join with AOL in a company-wide blackout as part of a "moment of silence" to honor the victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT, last week. According to Techcrunch, "The campaign was inspired by a call for a moment of silence by Connecticut’s Governor, and spearheaded by Causes and SV Angel. It follows a coalition of tech leaders calling for more gun control." Other companies likely taking part in the "Web Moment of Silence" include Adobe, Duke University, Salesforce and WillCall. How will you participate in the moment of silence? Tell us in the comments.