Mass Shootings

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Could Virginia shooting happen at your workplace?

One of the first reactions to surface after reading about unthinkable workplace violence, such as the recent Virginia news station shooting, is, “that’s awful, but something like that could never happen here…” Perhaps it...more

Virginia Shooting Raises Questions About Background Checks

First, let me say that most shootings (including the recent incident in Virginia) are random acts of violence by crazy people. It is difficult, if not impossible, to predict when an employee will snap, or whether an...more

The New FBI Study on Active Shooters – Is Your Workplace Safe?

The FBI's much anticipated study of active shooter incidents in the United States between 2000 and 2013 was released at the end of 2014. This federal study is the first of its kind and its findings are eye-opening, dispelling...more

Compliance Officers Need To Think Like The FBI: Edmond Post Office Massacre Signals Need For Preventative Workplace Violence...

Nearly 20 years ago the actions of a troubled Edmond, Oklahoma post office employee shocked the world and made us all realize that workplace violence is a real threat, requiring a strategic plan and preventative workplace...more

Can Any Sense Be Made of Senseless, Workplace Violence?

Sadly, the recent mass shooting by a disgruntled employee at a FedEx sorting facility in Georgia reminded the U.S. of the disturbing fact that the number of public shootings has been on the rise over the past several years....more

Ninth Circuit Upholds Discipline Of Student For Off-Campus, Online Threat Of School Shooting

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals joined a growing number of federal courts of appeals that have addressed when public schools can discipline students for off-campus, online misconduct. The case involved multiple threats by...more

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Releases Plan To Shoot Barred Owls To Protect Northern Spotted Owls

On July 23, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released a final plan to shoot approximately 3,600 barred owls (Strix varia) in the Pacific Northwest in order protect the northern spotted owl (Strix...more

Breakfast Pastry Turned Gun

Traditional notions of innocent playground antics have been irreparably altered as a result of recent tragic events, such as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Games of “cops and robbers” may become schoolyard...more

Weekly Brief: New Round of Layoffs Hit Law Firms [Video]

March 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. New Jersey-based Archer & Greiner PC is the latest law firm to announce layoffs of attorneys and staff. Also, counsel for...more

Weekly Brief: Courthouse Violence on the Rise  [Video]

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A recent shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware highlights a disturbing rise in violence in and around courts. Mary...more

Obama Legacy: Get Rid of the Bloody Guns

Condolences to the families and those grieving of the 20 little souls who recently died at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, USA. For further amplification of the grief we feel, read the plea for...more

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