It’s been a solemn year for school resource officers. As students poured out of classrooms last week, they wrapped a school year fraught by two high-level school shootings—one in which the officers were hailed as heroes; another in which the officer was branded a ‘coward.’ Smaller events were stopped by school officers in Maryland, Illinois,
You’ve come to the end of another week, so sit back and catch up on the important stories you may have missed. Police officers in St. Louis, Mo., are training in an active shooter simulator—five screens that create an environment the officer has never encountered. Officers get modified versions of their service weapons, then the
Last week, just days before a 17-year-old gunman killed 10 people at a Texas high school, the FBI released its latest active shooter report. The bottom line: 2016 and 2017 were 140 percent deadlier than the years before. 2016 and 2017 were the years that active shooters opened fire at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando,
By Edward H. Taylor, Ph.D. Protecting a country in part depends on its citizens understanding the motivation and purpose of Terrorist organizations. Without an informed population prevention and recovery after an attack is more chaotic, and requires a longer recovery period. Unlike disconnected “lone-wolves,” organized terrorist cells aim to defeat governments, destroy the dominant cultures,
By Martin Cronin The murderous fanatics of the so-called Islamic State, or Daesh, are not shy about telling us how they plan to attack our public or why. Their tactics and their rationale are readily accessible on the internet and they make for a chilling reading and a wake-up call to all our global citizens.