June 3, 2022

ITT Sound Off: America’s Gun Fallacy

Maria and Julio talk about the law enforcement’s mishandling of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. They get into the efforts to advance gun laws in this country. And, they talk about how the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general covered up reports of abuse by DHS agents under the Trump administration.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • For the Texas Tribune, reporter Karen Brooks Harper dives deep into a Texas mental health program — which had not yet been extended to Uvalde — built to identify troubled students and prevent school shootings.

  • “We must talk about why, even with all the money, training, weapons, and resources, the police couldn’t prevent, stop, or adequately respond to this tragedy,” writes Olayemi Olurin in this piece for Teen Vogue.

  • According to an unpublished federal watchdog report, over one-third of Department of Homeland Security employees surveyed have experienced sexual harassment at the agency, Adam Zagorin and Nick Schwellenbach uncover for the Project on Government Oversight.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay