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Increased violence in PG-13 films reflects today’s culture

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Ally Johnson

November 20, 2013

There is a bizarre discrepancy between what is considered tame and, conversely, unseemly in today’s cinema. Gratuitous violence such as varying degrees of guns, explosions and death can be met with a PG-13 rating which allows audience members 13 and older (unless with a guardian) to be permitted...

Safety advocates discuss violence, race, and the media at Ford Hall Forum

Ally Thibault

March 28, 2013

“Eighty-seven Americans who woke up this morning will die from guns today,” John Rosenthal, gun owner and founder of Stop Handgun Violence, said at the latest lecture from the Ford Hall Forum. Entitled, “Guns Don’t Kill People, The Media Kills People,” the discussion sought to examine how media...

Violence continues to spread throughout Syria

Violence continues to spread throughout Syria

Ivan Favelevic

February 15, 2012

By Matt Bacon As violence continued to worsen in Syria this weekend, the Arab League proposed a joint peacekeeping mission with the U.N. This mission would oversee the rebuilding process after both parties agree to a cease-fire. The Syrian government rejected the proposal, claiming that any Arab League...

Homelessness: a hate crime?

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Sarina Tracy

February 9, 2011

Should violence against the homeless be considered a hate crime?   Suffolk Law’s Rappaport Center, along with the Anti-Defamation League of New England, hosted a panel discussion last Tuesday exploring whether it is or is not in regards to state and federal law. This policy discussion comes in...

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