Are Mass Murderers Insane? Usually Not, Researchers Say

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www.nytimes.com—Devin P. Kelley, who killed 26 churchgoers in Texas, may have been deeply disturbed. But severe mental illness cannot explain most cases of mass murder.

"Economic murder": Senior UK public health researchers say 120,000 people died under Tory austerity. Dr Ben Maruthappu, a senior public health researcher from University College London is the lead author on a forthcoming peer-reviewed paper in the BMJ Open which attempts to quantify additional deaths attributable to the UK Conservative Party's austerity measures under the 2010-2015 coalition government and the Tory governments since; Maruthappu and his co-authors attribute 120,000 deaths to austerity, and call them "economic murder." (more…)