VIOLENCE

Joaquin Oliver was 17 when he died in Parkland, Florida just over a year ago.

He was killed among 16 others killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a young man armed with an assault rifle made by a Massachusetts company: Smith & Wesson.

A look at a vest with a trauma plate, similar to the one worn by Springfield Police Officer Greg Vatrano during a stabbing attempt.
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The police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts, says one of her officers is lucky to be alive. That's after his protective vest saved him from a stabbing attempt by an arson suspect.

A star of David as an element of architecture.
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Among the numerous worrisome aspects of Donald Trump’s ascendance to the presidency is the resurgence of anti-Semitism.

Gavel.
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Five more Springfield, Massachusetts, police officers are facing criminal charges for allegedly beating four civilians at a city bar four years ago. 

City Council President Justin Hurst of Springfield, Massachusetts, is sworn in by Judge Charles Groce III on January 7, 2019 at Springfield City Hall.
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The new city council president in Springfield, Massachusetts, says he'll continue to push for change at the police department.

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