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Editorial: Shooting survivors need more mental health resources

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

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.

Downtown protests against Rosfeld verdict focus on change, solidarity

Protesters marched from Freedom Corner in the Hill District to Market Square, where they continued their demonstration.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 25, 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.

GALLERY: Rosfeld verdict protest

Pitt Police officers blocked the Fifth Avenue entrance to Litchfield Towers as protesters filled the street.

By Hannah Heisler, Bader Abdulmajeed, and Thomas Yang

March 23, 2019


Jury finds Rosfeld not guilty in Rose shooting case

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

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.

Opinion | SGB picks empty talk over data-driven solutions

SGB released a letter addressed to lawmakers last December calling for stricter regulations on assault weapon sales.

By Jeremy Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 8, 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.

Michael Rosfeld charged with homicide in Antwon Rose killing

Telmar Palmer was charged Sept. 1 with invasion of privacy and attempted indecent assault.

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 documents filed Wednesday morning. Rosfeld turned himself at City Court on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. and was granted an unsecured $250,000 b...

Editorial: Patience required in Antwon Rose case

Protestors at a June protest raise their fists, chant and lead the crowd with a banner that reads,

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 27, 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 extensive — as has speculation surrounding the two parties involved. What is known to be true is...

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

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

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 was shot. East Pittsburgh is located near the Monongahela River to the southeast of Pitt...

Man found dead on Ward Street

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

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 said in a tweet. Pittsburgh police spokesperson Alicia George said police answered to a report...

Editorial: After shooting, student walkouts lead the way

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)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 22, 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 students, both in the state and around the country, that wasn’t the end of the story. From Minnes...

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