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Sydney Aiello, a 19-year-old Parkland shooting survivor, killed herself Sunday.

Editorial: Shooting survivors need more mental health resources

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 25, 2019
These people’s pain didn’t stop in the aftermath of the shootings, and they — as well as all others in their terrible position — deserved access to mental health resources to help them process and grieve what they lost.
Protesters marched from Freedom Corner in the Hill District to Market Square, where they continued their demonstration.

Downtown protests against Rosfeld verdict focus on change, solidarity

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer March 24, 2019
A jury acquitted Rosfeld Friday after only four hours of deliberation, which drew peaceful protesters to the Hill District neighborhood less than 24 hours later.
Protesters gathered outside the Allegheny County Courthouse in June to protest Antwon Roses death. (TPN File Photo)

Jury finds Rosfeld not guilty in Rose shooting case

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe March 22, 2019
Michael Rosfeld, a white former Pitt Police officer, was found not guilty of the June 19, 2018 shooting of black 17-year-old Antwon Rose Friday evening.
SGB released a letter addressed to lawmakers last December calling for stricter regulations on assault weapon sales.

Opinion | SGB picks empty talk over data-driven solutions

By Jeremy Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor January 7, 2019
The University of Pittsburgh Student Government Board released a letter calling for stricter gun control. But an apparent failure to properly research the subject led to a list of proposals that leading experts are reluctant to place any confidence in.
Telmar Palmer was charged Sept. 1 with invasion of privacy and attempted indecent assault.

Michael Rosfeld charged with homicide in Antwon Rose killing

By Christian Snyder | Editor-in-chief June 27, 2018

Michael Rosfeld, the 30-year-old East Pittsburgh police officer from Penn Hills who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose on June 19, has been charged with one count of criminal homicide, according to court...

Protestors at a June protest raise their fists, chant and lead the crowd with a banner that reads, Fire Killer Cops.” The banner referenced the death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose, after he was fatally shot by East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld on June 19. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

Editorial: Patience required in Antwon Rose case

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 26, 2018

Antwon Rose, a 17-year-old black Woodland Hills student, was shot by a white East Pittsburgh police officer, Michael Rosfeld, on the evening of June 26. Since then, coverage of ensuing protests has been...

Protesters gathered outside the Allegheny County Courthouse in June to protest Antwon Roses death. (TPN File Photo)

Unarmed 17-year-old fatally shot by East Pittsburgh police

By The Pitt News Staff June 21, 2018

A police officer from the East Pittsburgh Police Department shot and killed Antwon Rose, a 17-year-old Woodland Hills High School student, the night of Tuesday, June 19. Rose was unarmed at the time he...

A man was found dead on Ward Street in South Oakland Monday afternoon. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

Man found dead on Ward Street

By TPN Staff March 26, 2018

A man was found dead Monday afternoon on Ward Street in South Oakland, according to city police. The body appears to have been driven to the location after the victim was shot in McKeesport, Pitt police...

Hundreds of students in the Washington, D.C., area walk out of class to demand action on gun control Wednesday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: After shooting, student walkouts lead the way

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 21, 2018

Florida’s state legislature disappointed gun control advocates Monday when it declined to consider a ban on the assault weapon used in last week’s high school massacre in Parkland, Florida. But for...

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