Soon after the mass shooting at Linwood mosques and Deans Avenue on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responded quickly and effectively by:
demonstrating her compassion, sympathy and empathy, and love
not mentioning the name of the shooter
inquiring into shooter’s activities, connections, and use of social media
immediate effort in bringing about reform in New Zealand gun law
ways to commemorate lives lost
speaking to students to discourage racism
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern held a press conference after a mass shooting at two locations. She described it as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” in the video “Prime minister calls mosque shooting “one of New Zealand’s darkest days“, below:
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern embraced mourners at Kilbernie mosque in Wellington on Sunday as she laid a floral tribute for the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings, in the video “New Zealand shooting: PM Jacinda Arden lays wreath at mosque, embraces mourners at Christchurch“, below:
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to say the name of the alleged author of the Friday shooting, which killed 50 people in Christchurch mosque, speaking in Wellington on Tuesday. “He sought many things in his act of terror, but one was notoriety, and that is why you will never hear me mention his name,” said Ardern during a speech commemorating the victims at the New Zealand parliament. Speaking a few words of Arabic, she said, “We can and we will surround you with aroha (compassion), manaakitanga (process of showing respect, generosity and care for others), and all that makes us, us. Our hearts are heavy but our spirit is strong.” A total of 50 people were killed in the shootings and a further 50 were wounded in what was New Zealand’s worst attack. The main suspect, a 28-year-old Australian, appeared in court on Saturday charged with murder, in the video “New Zealand: PM promises never to say alleged Christchurch shooter’s name“, below:
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern says her cabinet has made in principle decisions around the reform of gun laws following Friday’s mass shooting in Christchurch. ‘I intend to give further details of these decisions to the media and the public before cabinet meets again next Monday,’ she says. ‘This ultimately means that within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer’ in the video “New gun law will make New Zealand safer after Christchurch massacre says Jacinda Arden“, below:
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has garnered international praise for her empathetic but defiant response in the wake of the terror attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that shocked and devastated the country, in the video “Jacinda Ardern Speaks To Students Following Mass Shooting In Christchurch, TIME“, below:
Within a week after the shooting, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a plan to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles in the wake of the terrorist attack that killed 50 people in Christchurch. Ms Ardern said the ban would also apply to high-capacity magazines, all parts with the ability to convert firearms into semi-automatic-style weapons, and parts that cause “close to automatic gunfire”, in the video “NZ announces post-Christchurch ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons, ABC News“, below:
The New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has called for global action on extremism in an exclusive BBC interview, in the video “NZ PM: ‘We need global action on extremism’-BBC News“, below:
American perspectives, in light of the New Zealand tragedy, below:
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week’s news, including hate and tragedy in New Zealand, President Trump’s aggressive and “reckless” rhetoric and the latest updates from the field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, in the video “Shields and Brooks on New Zealand massacre, 2020 Democrats’ ideology“, below:
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