Monday, May 4, 2015

Attack

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/05/04/official-identifies-gunman-in-muhammad-cartoon-event-attack/21179589/

Events that create cartoons of Muhammad often provoke an armed response from radical Muslims.  It is important that in a free society we allow people their freedom of speech.  Still we can't sit by and permit people to behave in an inflammatory manner and act as if there is no danger.

This particular event provided both armed police and unarmed security guards to protect the event.  Unarmed security guards play a very important role in crime prevention, incident detection and public service.  They are very poor first responders to a shooting event.

A venue like this should not have had unarmed security guards.  Knowing that an armed attack is a likely scenario, every police officers and every security guard should have been armed, at least with a handgun.  The visual deterrence of a uniform is no going to prevent a terrorist attack; that's what the SGT Says.

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