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NEWS AND VIEWS

- Run.Hide.Fight

Some might ask what’s up, with the shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and now a school shooting in Baltimore on the first day of school.

Maybe we’re hyper-sensitive to mass violence. Maybe there’s something in the air. Maybe it’s the current political environment where people argue and attack, seemingly without provocation.

What’s really at work here is what has been at work. Violence can occur at any time, anywhere. What is your response. People who have studied mass attacks say your options are few, especially when you are less-well armed and less-well prepared than James Holmes or Wade Michael Page.

The city of Houston did a big service with its video Run.Hide.Fight. Those are your options. First run away. Second, if you cannot run, hide from the attacker. Third, when those first two fail or aren’t available. Fight.

In Baltimore, the 15-year-old student was stopped by a teacher. That’s generally the case, according to the consulting firm Hard Tactics, which discovered in a review of 40 mass attacks that citizens stopped the killing in 17 of the 40 incidents. Police response, while better and quicker, can’t get there faster than a person absolutely determined and motivated not to be a victim.


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- Mass shootings: Who has the better plan?

We’re well into the coverage of the latest mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado, theater complex, and we’re still not learning much about the motivations of 24-year-old James Holmes.

What we know is Holmes prepared for his killing spree, and prepared well with weaponry, tactical gear and knowledge of the weaknesses of the location.

We probably will never know the motivations, this despite Holmes surviving the shooting. In fact, it looks like Holmes planned to survive, as he finished his shooting and went out to his car, where responding police arrested him without a shot or a fight.

Mass shootings — which the FBI defines asĀ four or more murders occurring during a particular event with no cooling-off period between the murders — get a lot of attention. They are even categorized by location: Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, Columbine, Luby’s.

It’s not without consequence that mass murders pick public places, especially places where there’s little or no security presence and lots of people.

Even the recent development of armed citizens can’t or won’t affect the mass murders. Think about it: Holmes, a highly intelligent post-grad student, planned for months, and invaded a location where people typically feel safe. That’s part of the plan.

What’s a person to do? Give up public outings, wear ballistic armor, become a recluse? I believe what you do is get back up, dust off, don’t let the this urban terrorism – that’s what it is, essentially – beat you down, take away your spirit, rob you of your optimism. But at the same time, never be not aware, and always vigilant. Be ready to fight for yourself or your loved ones, or to play dead to survive.