Americans are traumatized by the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. As we should be. Take a look at Tess Mata. She is one of the victims of this tragedy. Take a good look at her. Note the innocence shining through her sweet smile. Sit with her in your imagination. Now ask yourself, “What can I do to help?” I propose for your consideration that … Continue reading A Downstream Addiction is keeping America’s Active Assailant/Shooter Phenomenon Untouched
Hi All, Please read this article, entitled: 2019 Saw Most Mass Killings on Record, US Database Reveals. The mass killer can be stopped by bullets. No doubt. Let’s be clear right off the bat. When it comes to how Americans may die, mass killing incidents are still relatively rare in number. Americans are far more likely to die of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and … Continue reading Mass Killing Incidents: Is there a Solution?
Hi All, Please read this useful article, entitled U.S. Secret Service: 10 warning signs before a school shooting. It’s always useful to study real research on subjects such as the Active Assailant predicament. Otherwise, fear rules and distorts decision-making and ultimately how we address this serious issue. Note warning sign # 4: “Most attackers had experienced psychological, behavioral or developmental symptoms.” Note warning sign # … Continue reading Building strong, sane, children as a Means to Address the Active Assailant Predicament
Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 BC) recognized early what Frederick Douglass (February 1817 or 1818 – February 20, 1895) later told us: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” We have yet, at least in the fields of Emergency Management and Law Enforcement, to realize that, until we greatly expand our vision of how to CHANGE (not simply manage) events such … Continue reading Create the Conditions Conducive to Better (less violent) Human Beings
We’ve written about this before. Sadly, however, we still witness intentions in many industries missing the mark. Don’t get me wrong; they’re well-intentioned efforts. Nonetheless, blind spots keep us mired in less-than-useful thinking that keeps society from evolving (yes, society can indeed evolve). Look for a moment at active assailants/active shooters. The point of impact, the moment of “bang,” is the shooting. We know well, … Continue reading Building Better Humans