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In Shift, Police Advise Taking an Active Role to Counter Mass Attacks



In an analysis of 84 such shooting cases in the United States from 2000

to 2010, for example, researchers at Texas State University found that

the average time it took for the police to respond was three minutes.


“But you see that about half the attacks are over before the police get

there, even when they arrive quickly,” said J. Pete Blair, director for

research of the university’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center and an author of the research, which is set to be published in a book this year.


In the absence of a police presence, how victims responded often made

the difference between life and death, Dr. Blair said.


In 16 of the attacks studied by the researchers, civilians were able to

stop the perpetrator, subduing him in 13 cases and shooting him in 3

cases. In other attacks, civilians have obstructed or delayed the gunman

until the police arrived.


Gee....who would EVER have thought of fighting back?!?!


(wanders off, shaking head)

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