Was Orlando the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history?
The Atlantic - 06/15/2016
“When we talk about mass killing, we talk about it as criminal homicide,” James Alan Fox, a criminology professor at Northeastern University, tells me. “And, generally, killing related to military operations, wartime, etc., is not criminal homicide. It’s homicide, but not criminal homicide.”
Although there are times when American troops kill civilians and are prosecuted for it, like in the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War, the actions are still part of war. Mass murder, Fox argues, has criminal intent not related to the military.