Dr. James Densley is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University and co-founder of The Violence Project LLC. He writes on street gangs, criminal networks, violence, and policing.
Jillian Peterson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. James Densley, Ph.D., is an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University in St Paul. Their work on mass shooters and crisis intervention can be found at The Violence Project . The opinions expressed in this commentary are their own. (CNN) Mass shootings are becoming increasingly deadly . Our security approach to stopping school shootings is not working.
The Nov. 5 mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, has been met with a familiar response. While police searched for a motive, the left focused on gun control and the right called for better mental health care. Both sides said it was too early to politicize the issue, and waited to see if the violence was at all linked to a terrorist group — foreign or domestic — so that it could be explained away as if it never happened.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State was quick to claim responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history.James DensleyWhen a gunman opened fire on concertgoers below his 32nd floor hotel room in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 and injuring almost 500, we all wanted answers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".