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The Summer fo 2019: 26 mass shootings in 19 states

The summer of 2019 has been especially bloody, even by American standards, which are unlike anyplace else.

The New York Times tracks the incidents behind the numbers.  Every shooter was male. None of the cases is unsolved. Most of the shootings never made national news. 11 children died in these killings.  None of them happened in school.

Hate crime reports across the nation have increased for three years in a row, with 7,100 incidents in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available.

The vast majority of those crimes do not result in deaths. But this summer saw one of the worst hate-driven massacres in modern American history at a Walmart in El Paso, which the police believe was motivated by hatred of Hispanic people.

 

 

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