American Freedom Defense Initiative Garland Police: SWAT Team Officers Helped Kill 2 Gunmen Outside Cartoon Event By KERA News & Associated Press • May 4, 2015 Stella M. Chávez / KERA News Garland police now say SWAT team officers were involved in the shooting that left two gunmen dead outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest Sunday night. Muslim Leaders Condemn Garland Violence, But Some Say Community Could Do More By Bill Zeeble • May 4, 2015 Stella M. Chávez / KERA News American Muslims have condemned Sunday night’s violence in Garland. What additional steps could the Muslim community take? Abbott: Garland Shooting Strikes At Heart Of First Amendment By Patrick Svitek Texas Tribune • May 4, 2015 Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune Texas' elected officials treaded carefully Monday as they reacted to a shooting on Sunday in Garland that left two gunmen dead outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. 5 Things To Know About The Organizers Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest By Eyder Peralta • May 4, 2015 After two gunmen opened fire at the site of a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest Sunday night in Garland, Texas, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which organized the event, is once again in the spotlight. Here are five things you should know about the group.