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Commentary: Mass shooting’s deadly link to domestic violence

By Jim Sawyer

The sentinel challenge today for security and crime-prevention professionals is to develop strategies and procedures to prevent the next mass shooting.

Indeed “active shooter” and “run-hide-fight” classes have become a cottage industry in the security, aw enforcement and crime prevention professions. As we move ahead to address what appears at times to be an insurmountable problem we need to include and focus on one reality that is absent in far too many trainings and classes.

There is a very large elephant in the room that is seldom mentioned or acknowledged. This is the huge and tragic correlation between mass shootings and domestic and family violence. Consider the following:

From 2009 to 2016 in more than half of the mass shootings the shooters killed intimate partners or other family members.

Women in the United States are 16 times more likely to be killed with a gun than women in other high-income countries.

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Tax Collections for Raiders’ Las Vegas Stadium Down After Deadly Mass Shooting

The decline in tourists that Las Vegas experienced after the mass shooting three months ago affected the tax collections meant to pay for a portion of the new Raiders stadium in Sin City.

Figures released Thursday by the Las Vegas Stadium Authority show tax collections came in about 3 percent and 10 percent under projections in October and November respectively.

An increase on area hotel taxes went into effect in March to cover $750 million of the $1.9 billion project.

Tourists are paying about $1.50 more per night on their hotel bill for an average-priced room on the Las Vegas Strip.

The data show taxpayers contributed to the project $4.6 million in October and $3.4 million in November.

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Police in Las Vegas tighten security for New Year’s after deadly mass shooting

By Regina Garcia Cano
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Tens of thousands of revelers will ring in the new year in Las Vegas under the close eye of throngs of law enforcement officers and National Guard members assembled to keep them safe just three months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Tourism officials expect about 330,000 people to come to the city for festivities that are anchored by a roughly eight-minute fireworks display at the top of seven casino-hotels. Inside, acts including Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Foo Fighters will keep partyers entertained before and after midnight.

 In this Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, a Las Vegas police officer stands by a blocked off area near the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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After A Vow To End ‘This American Carnage,’ A Year Of Deadly Violence

Kenneth and Irene Hernandez pay their respects as they visit a makeshift memorial with crosses placed near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community in November, killing and wounding many.

Eric Gay/AP


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MGM Resorts Says Bookings Have Rebounded After the Deadly …

MGM Resorts International, in its first financial report since a gunman opened fire from one of its Las Vegas buildings and killed 58 people, said a short-lived wave of cancellations has ended and bookings are almost back to normal.

While the casino operator said its revenue from the Las Vegas Strip will drop by a low- to mid-single digit percentage in the fourth quarter, that’s primarily because of ongoing work in transforming the company’s Monte Carlo property to Park MGM, according to a statement Wednesday.

Investors responded to the bookings rebound by sending MGM shares up the most in more than a year. The Oct. 1 mass shooting became the worst in U.S. history when a gunman used his suite in an upper floor of MGM’s Mandalay Bay resort to open fire on concert goers before taking his own life. More than 500 were also wounded.

Chief Executive Officer

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MGM Resorts Says Bookings Have Rebounded After the Deadly Mass Shooting

MGM Resorts International, in its first financial report since a gunman opened fire from one of its Las Vegas buildings and killed 58 people, said a short-lived wave of cancellations has ended and bookings are almost back to normal.

While the casino operator said its revenue from the Las Vegas Strip will drop by a low- to mid-single digit percentage in the fourth quarter, that’s primarily because of ongoing work in transforming the company’s Monte Carlo property to Park MGM, according to a statement Wednesday.

Investors responded to the bookings rebound by sending MGM shares up the most in a year. The Oct. 1 mass shooting became the worst in U.S. history when a gunman used his suite in an upper floor of MGM’s Mandalay Bay resort to open fire on concert goers before taking his own life. More than 500 were also wounded.

Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-08/mgm-resorts-says-bookings-rebounded-after-deadly-mass-shooting

Subdued, ‘Surreal’ Mood on Las Vegas Strip After Deadly Shooting

LAS VEGAS — The lights were still dazzling and gamblers placed their wagers, but there seemed to be a pall over the party-central Las Vegas Strip on Monday night, a day after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers and killed at least 59 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

“The vibe — it’s different,” Las Vegas resident Duran DeGonzales, 28, said after snapping a selfie in front of Bellagio Resort Casino. “It doesn’t feel sad. It feels, I don’t know, lonely.”

One could hear a pin drop on the closed section of Las Vegas Boulevard near the scene of Sunday night’s shooting, in which a gunman opened fire from the 32nd-floor window of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino before apparently killing himself. More than 500 other people were injured, and police haven’t determined a motive.

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