reply to post by Xcathdra
The false perception is the mindset that anything law enforcement / government related is somehow connected to some super secret plot against
society. That perception is just as dangerous and extremely ignorant.
You are blithely extrapolating all of that based on me using the word "politicization"?
In that case perhaps some time spent consulting a dictionary may prove beneficial, because there are some definite nuances in the way of secondary
definitions for that word, which may be helpful to you in further discourse.
Had you read my posts where I asked you direct questions about law enforcement you would understand my comment towards you / that frame of mind /
Lack of training kills...
Lack of a game plan kills...
Willful ignorance kills...
Not understand the totality of a drill can kill...
It can never happen hear kills...
Not being familiar with a school layout kills...
Panic coupled with the fight or flight response kills...
Not showing the students what they should do to remain calm can kill.
It is the 6 p's.
Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
As for the rest of your post I don't need a dictionary. I understand the words you used in your posts, which goes back to my question to you and your
view of law enforcement.
- based on the OP article, what specifically is your concern about the training?
- based on some of your comments in other posts what exactly is the issue with law enforcement participating in these events?
Finally and for what it is worth I am not trying to piss you off or anything like that. We both have strong opinions on this matter based on our
experiences. If my posts are coming across as an issue, I apologize as it is not my intent. I just take exception to the argument that it could never
happen here. All we need to do is look at Hospital shootings and see the examples there as well.
Hospitals, by its very nature, are safe and people assume that because of "it will never happen here". Those Hospitals that have had shootings on
their property did not have plans in place to deal with that type of scenario. Hospitals don't expect an jilted ex-boyfriend to walk into a clinic
and just start shooting / killing people while he is looking for his main target - his ex.
Hospitals don't think that an old man will enter an ICU unit to visit his dying wife, only to pull out a gun and kill her and then himself.
Hospitals are pistol free zones, and yet people are able to get inside with weapons.
It will never happen here mentality is a problem. Im sure these schools also thought it would never happen to them.
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