Tagged: active

FBI Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013

From 2000 to 2013, 160 ‘active shooter’ incidents have occurred in 40 of 50 states and the District of Columbia. The casualties of these shootings, both victims killed and wounded, have totaled 1,043. Nearly 40% of these active shooter incidents can be defined as a “mass killing” (“three or more”...

White House Remarks on Recent Fort Hood Shooting

Yesterday, April 2, 2014, Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire on fellow service members at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 3 people and wounding 16 before committing suicide.  Lopez was undergoing psychiatric treatment at the time for depression, anxiety and a variety of other psychological problems as well as going through...

Building a More Secure LAX: How the 2013 Active Shooter Incident Shaped the Future of Public Safety

Yesterday, March 18, 2014, The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Officials released a report on the response and recovery efforts following the November 1, 2013 active shooter incident at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This 83 page document analyzes the 26 areas of the emergency response and recovery efforts...

DoD Review Says Washington Navy Yard Shooting Was Preventable

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) publicly released today its Internal Review of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting which investigates the events surrounding the September 2013 shooting, perpetrated by Navy contractor Aaron Alexis. The group tasked with the investigation, the Internal Review Team, specifically focused on examining “Alexis’ historical record...

Wolf at the Navy Yard: How Security Clearance Procedures Failed to Prevent Tragedy

When Aaron Alexis entered building 197 on the Washington Navy Yard and killed 12 people, families and authorities needed answers to address how such a tragedy could take place. A new report aims to point the blame for the event on a defective security clearance process. The report, “Slipping Through...

Analysis of Aurora Colorado Century Theater Shooting

The City of Aurora Colorado released the report “Century Theater Shooting: Aurora Fire Department Preliminary Incident Analysis”. From the executive summary of the report: “On July 20th, 2012, at approximately 12:40 am, a gunman opened fire in Century 16 Theater #9 where more than 400 people were attending the premier...

Remembering Virginia Tech

Six years ago today, the Virginia Tech massacre took the lives of 32 individuals at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. The attack was perpetrated by Seug-Hui Cho, a Virginia Tech senior. The shooter committed suicide after gunning down professors and students on the university’s campus,...

NYPD Releases Active Shooter Report

The New York Police Department (NYPD) released the 2012 edition of its “Active Shooter: Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation” report. This report analyzes data collected from 324 cases involving office buildings, commercial facilities, factories, warehouses and schools. “The analysis found a large degree of variation among attacks across some...

Third Anniversary of the Fort Hood Shooting

November 5th marks the third anniversary of the tragedy at Fort Hood in which a single suspect, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, is accused of killing 13 Soldiers and civilian employees and wounding a further 29. This attack is still officially considered by the Department of Defense as an act of...