Leid Stories—Virginia, San Francisco Shootings Are No ‘Ordinary’ Crimes—06.15.17

A practice baseball game yesterday in Alexandria, Va., was to have been a warmup for the real thing today at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan charity event will go on as scheduled, even though James Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old Illinois man, could have scuttled the game entirely. Hodgkins, said to be an avowed Trump critic, turned up at the practice session yesterday and shot at several people, wounding them. Capitol Police officers returned fire, killing him.

In San Francisco yesterday, United Parcel Service employee Jimmy Lam, 38, went to the UPS warehouse armed with an assault pistol and killed three coworkers and wounded two others before turning the gun on himself. Three months ago, Lam filed a complaint that he was being made to work an excessive amount of overtime.

These two cases may seem to be totally different and disconnected from each other, but in fact are not, says Leid Stories.

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