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‘Trump Big Lie Award,’ a response to ‘Fake News Awards’

Late Wednesday, President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: ‘We should be like Canada’ in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: ‘Sheet metal and garbage’ everywhere in Haiti MORE, who finds new ways to demean the office of the presidency, continuing his failure to respect the truth with his attacks against the free press, released his “Fake News Awards.”

Regarding the merits of Trump’s attack against the free press, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) got it right in his Wednesday  speech on the Senate floor. Flake accurately charged that when Trump calls the free press the enemy of the people, he is repeating the same charge leveled by Soviet dictator and mass murderer Josef Stalin before his demise.

While Trump should not be equated with Stalin on most issues, they do share

Read more at: http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/369517-trump-big-lie-award-a-response-to-fake-news-awards

Sacramento Police Practice Mass Shooting Response At Golden 1 Center

Members of the Sacramento Police SWAT team had a different start to their morning on Wednesday. The department surprised officers with a mass shooting drill at the Golden 1 Center.

Sacramento Police Lieutenant Bryce Heinlein says, it was difficult to pull off, but the drill was kept secret from the officers. 

“They were on their way to work, some were working out,” Heinlein said. “They got the call and had to respond immediately.”

The SWAT team practiced coordinating their response with arena security officers. Role players acted out the scenario and created distractions as officers tried to figure out the threat.  

SWAT has drilled at the Golden 1 Center before, but this training encompassed the area around it, which has many new buildings, Heinlein says.

“That’s why we train is we get to see those new areas,” he said. “We need to go inside and see where our access points are and identify all those

Read more at: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/12/20/sacramento-police-practice-mass-shooting-response-at-golden-1-center/

Sacramento Police Practice Mass Shooting Response At Golden 1 …

Members of the Sacramento Police SWAT team had a different start to their morning on Wednesday. The department surprised officers with a mass shooting drill at the Golden 1 Center.

Sacramento Police Lieutenant Bryce Heinlein says, it was difficult to pull off, but the drill was kept secret from the officers. 

“They were on their way to work, some were working out,” Heinlein said. “They got the call and had to respond immediately.”

The SWAT team practiced coordinating their response with arena security officers. Role players acted out the scenario and created distractions as officers tried to figure out the threat.  

SWAT has drilled at the Golden 1 Center before, but this training encompassed the area around it, which has many new buildings, Heinlein says.

“That’s why we train is we get to see those new areas,” he said. “We need to go inside and see where our access points are and identify all those

Read more at: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/12/20/sacramento-police-practice-mass-shooting-response-at-golden-1-center/

Rapides Parish church safety meeting in response to Texas mass shooting

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – It’s been a little more than a month since a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more.

Source: KALB

That day is still affecting many, including churches and their pastors. And it’s leading communities to prepare, just in case.

We’ve already seen many communities like Vernon Parish and Grant Parish take part in this movement. On Tuesday night, Rapides Parish followed suit.

Local pastors and law enforcement gathered at Homewood Baptist Church to discuss how they want to assure safety in churches.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton said he believes in the run, hide, fight method.

“So we need to protect everyone that is in the church,” said Sheriff Hilton. “And let us do our job. Homeland Security, FEMA, everybody that deals with these kind of issues, they

Read more at: http://www.kalb.com/content/news/Rapides-Parish-church-safety-meeting-in-response-to-Texas-mass-shooting-465329103.html

Rapides Parish church safety meeting in response to Texas mass …

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – It’s been a little more than a month since a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more.

Source: KALB

That day is still affecting many, including churches and their pastors. And it’s leading communities to prepare, just in case.

We’ve already seen many communities like Vernon Parish and Grant Parish take part in this movement. On Tuesday night, Rapides Parish followed suit.

Local pastors and law enforcement gathered at Homewood Baptist Church to discuss how they want to assure safety in churches.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton said he believes in the run, hide, fight method.

“So we need to protect everyone that is in the church,” said Sheriff Hilton. “And let us do our job. Homeland Security, FEMA, everybody that deals with these kind of issues, they

Read more at: http://www.kalb.com/content/news/Rapides-Parish-church-safety-meeting-in-response-to-Texas-mass-shooting-465329103.html

Redmond police host mass shooting response training

In the wake of the largest mass shooting in the the country’s history, local law enforcement hosted a workshop on surviving a shooting in Redmond on Dec. 14.

The workshop was run by the Redmond Police Department and gave people information on how to better survive a mass shooting than the traditional “sit and shelter” advice.

According to FBI statistics, there has been an average of 16 mass shootings a year over the last seven years, with the majority occurring in a business, school or university.

Around 60 percent ended before police arrived.

Traditional responses to shootings prior to 1999 been to lock down and shelter during shootings, but police said they are trying to expand the responses people can undertake during shootings.

The failure of a simple shelter in place policy was shown to have disastrous effects even during the Columbine High School shooting in 1999 when students who hid under tables became easy

Read more at: http://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/redmond-police-host-mass-shooting-response-training/

As mass shooting unfolded, Las Vegas trauma-response plan fell victim to confusion

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Medical staff at the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas talk about treating the hundreds of patients injured in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com

LAS VEGAS — They found the couple sprawled across the warm asphalt outside the Route 91 Harvest festival. Blood seeped from bullet wounds, his near an elbow, hers on the head. Panicked concertgoers streamed past them. 

David Hendrickson, an EMT who attended the Oct. 1 concert, stopped and knelt beside the couple. The woman was growing woozy. Blood soaked

Read more at: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/nation/2017/12/04/mass-shooting-unfolded-las-vegas-trauma-hospital-response-plan-fell-victim-confusion/876483001/

Better domestic-violence programs, not more gun laws, is the right response to the Texas mass shooting

To the editor: The problems that led a young man to fire an assault rifle, killing 26 people, in a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, had deep roots that were planted long before Sunday morning’s attack. (“Texas gunman’s long slide to mass murder began when he attacked his own family,” Nov. 7)

At so many points along the way, systems and people failed to intervene or did so unsuccessfully. Our investments in preventing domestic violence, improving mental healthcare and reducing gun violence in California make this story feel particularly familiar and tragic.

In the wake of the Texas tragedy, there is a rush to identify a single problem and then suggest simple, often theoretical solutions. Instead, we need to support programs that address the fundamental causes and explore potential solutions that could prevent this carnage in the first place.

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors’ decision this week to devote

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-texas-mass-shooting-domestic-violence-20171110-story.html

The indefensible Republican response to the Texas mass shooting

“This isn’t a guns situation,” said President Trump, when he was asked to comment on the latest in our long string of mass shootings, this one in Sutherland Springs, Tex.

As predictable as the rising of the sun, Republican politicians who have fought so hard against even the most basic measures to limit the bloodshed went to their Twitter accounts and the television cameras to send out their thoughts and prayers, and insist that the last thing we should be doing right now is talking about guns. Or, heaven forfend, “politicizing” the issue in this tragic moment.

That’s what we’ve come to expect from them. But it’s time we demand something more. We know they aren’t going to do anything, not even get behind measures such as universal background checks that have the support of 9 in 10 Americans. So at the very least, we should insist that they be

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/11/06/the-indefensible-republican-response-to-the-texas-mass-shooting/

$4M+ is estimated cost of response to Vegas mass shooting: “Still have people working overtime”


LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 6: Antoinette Cannon, who worked as a trauma nurse and treated victims last Sunday night, leaves a rose at each of the 58 white crosses at a makeshift memorial on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, October 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On October 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, killing 58 people and injuring more than 450. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 6: Antoinette Cannon, who worked as a trauma nurse and treated victims last Sunday night, leaves a rose at each of the 58 white crosses at a makeshift memorial on the

Read more at: http://fox6now.com/2017/10/25/4m-is-estimated-cost-of-response-to-vegas-mass-shooting-still-have-people-working-overtime/