America’s war: the killing of Jaiden Dixon and Tyler Dunn

On Saturday 23 November 2013, 10 babes expired after being film. It was just another daytime in America. In an exclusive removed from his new volume, Gary Younge chronicles two short lives

The most common adjective be applied by weather reporters on Saturday 23 November 2013 was perilous. But in reality there was not a indicate of betrayal about it. The era was every bit as fouled as one would expect the week before Thanksgiving. A Nordic outbreak of snowfall, rain and high winds barrelled through the desert states and northern plains towards the midwest.

There was treasured little in the news to disconcert anyone from the condition. A poll rendered Barack Obama his lowest acceptance ratings in years. The very same day, he announced a tentative is being dealt with Iran over its nuclear programme. That night, Fox News was the most popular cable news channel; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the highest-grossing movie.

It was just another day in America. And as befits an unremarkable Saturday, 10 “childrens and” teens were killed by gunfire. They died in altercations at gas stations, collisions in bedrooms, standing on stairwells and treading down wall street, in gangland strikes and by mistaken identity. Like the condition , none of them would construct “the member states national” information because, like the climate, their deaths did not disrupt the agreed order of things. Every daytime, on average, seven children and teens are killed by handguns in America. Firearms are the leading cause of extinction among pitch-black children under 19, and the second greatest cause of death for all children of the same age, after gondola accidents.

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