TITLE

Violence and its terrifying randomness

AUTHOR(S)
Gest, Ted
PUB. DATE
December 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;12/20/93, Vol. 115 Issue 24, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how unemployed handyman Colin Ferguson boarded a train carrying commuters from New York City to Long Island suburbs, pulled out a semiautomatic pistol and opened fire. How this and other deadly assaults have brought mayors and police chiefs to Washington demanding a national action plan against violence. Comments by Denver Mayor Wellington Webb; Crime legislation under debate.
ACCESSION #
9312147504

 

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