Get Rid of All the Guns Already, AUGH: As Dom posted last night, an 8-year-old girl in Bremerton was shot yesterday when a gun in a classmate's backpack went off. She's in critical condition. A state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Kitsap County; the shooter is still at large. And both of the men from that shooting in Rainier Beach have died.
In Totally Non-Gun-Related News: A judge ruled that Washington State pharmacists don't have to carry or dispense perfectly legal, time-sensitive, over-the-counter-for-adults emergency contraception because Jesus. Or something. (Get a "Feminist Killjoy" shirt here to cheer you up!)
Copter Crash: "Two Marine helicopters collided at the Yuma Training Range Complex on Wednesday, killing seven Marines in one of the worst training accidents in recent years."
Sounds Appropriate: The UN draws up a list of Syrian leaders "who it says should be investigated for ordering 'crimes against humanity' and other gross human rights violations," including President Assad. The Guardian has a regularly updated feed of Syria news here. And this picture might make you cry.
It's Not Going Away Yet: "Two U.S. troops have been shot to death and four more wounded by an Afghan solider who turned his gun on his allies in apparent anger over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan."
Lacrosse Murder: George Huguely V, 24, was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Yeardley Love, in 2010.
Huguely killed Love, a University of Virginia women's lacrosse player from suburban Baltimore, after a day of golf and binge drinking, incensed that she had had a relationship with a North Carolina lacrosse player, the prosecution said. Love's right eye was bashed in and she was hit with such power that her brain was bruised. She also had wrenching head injury that caused bleeding at the base of her brain stem.
I Know, I've Been Ignoring These Fuckers All Week: But there was a Republican debate last night. See the whole sordid play-by-play here, and tune in next time to completely lose your faith in humanity!
Ummm, Thanks? Seattle named third-horniest city US city.
J. K. Rowling Publishing Another Book: This one's going to be for adults.