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Mass shooting training unfortunate but necessary

Do you know what you’d do in the case of a mass shooting?

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the Excel Shooting in February, Harvey County Emergency Management continues to try to bring the lessons learned that day and the months after to the community.

They’ve met with law enforcement, schools, and members of local government. They met with churches a few weeks ago to discuss dealing with such an event. They’re doing a talk to Newton Chamber members on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

This represents a good and effective use of government resources.

The training doesn’t represent lip service to make the public feel safe, as the duck and cover drills of the Cold War did.

It instead offers real, tested and active strategies to deal with a mass shooter. Such strategies involve determining when to hide, when to flee, and when to do something to fight back.

Such strategies replace some of the earlier

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

What goes on in the mind of someone like Norwegian neo-Nazi and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik? What was his motivation and emotional state, the thought process that allowed him to plan a shooting spree? What level of alienation, from society and his own conscience, allowed him to kill 77 people, injuring hundreds more?

In her recent book, One of Us: The Story of a Massacre in Norway — and Its Aftermath, the journalist Åsne Seierstad writes a biography of Breivik and the community he set out to destroy. She writes about him the way Truman Capote describes Dick Hickock and Perry Smith in In Cold Blood. Both writers reconstruct whole worlds around the killers, including their cheerless histories. These narratives aren’t comforting, nor are they meant to be.

Like Seierstad’s account of what led up to July 22, 2011, the playwright David Greig wrote The Events in response to

Read more at: http://www.sfweekly.com/culture/a-series-of-unfortunate-events/

A Series of Unfortunate Events

What goes on in the mind of someone like Norwegian neo-Nazi and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik? What was his motivation and emotional state, the thought process that allowed him to plan a shooting spree? What level of alienation, from society and his own conscience, allowed him to kill 77 people, injuring hundreds more?

In her recent book, One of Us: The Story of a Massacre in Norway — and Its Aftermath, the journalist Åsne Seierstad writes a biography of Breivik and the community he set out to destroy. She writes about him the way Truman Capote describes Dick Hickock and Perry Smith in In Cold Blood. Both writers reconstruct whole worlds around the killers, including their cheerless histories. These narratives aren’t comforting, nor are they meant to be.

Like Seierstad’s account of what led up to July 22, 2011, the playwright David Greig wrote The Events in response to

Read more at: http://www.sfweekly.com/culture/a-series-of-unfortunate-events/