Law Enforcement Fatalities Involving Motorcycles

According to a report compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1,441 law enforcement officials died in the line of duty in motor vehicle crashes. Over time, these fatalities became a leading cause of death for police officers. In the 1980s, motor vehicle crashes accounted for 28 percent of police officer deaths. That … Continue reading

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Gunshot Wounds and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Guns and gun laws have dominated political discussions in the wake of the tragic The Dark Knight Rises shooting in Aurora, Colorado. An armored shooter opened fire on a crowd gathered to watch the first midnight showing of the new Batman movie, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 more. Gun sales have reportedly … Continue reading

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Aurora Survivors At Risk of Psychological Trauma

The disconnect between the festive atmosphere at The Dark Knight Rises midnight premiere and the horrific tragedy that occurred roughly thirty minutes into the film creates potential for severe psychological trauma, some experts say. “On an emotional Richter scale, it was very high,” said Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman, referring to the shooter who opened fire … Continue reading

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