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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

Still Awaiting Justice for Colorado’s Horrific Movie Theater Shooting

On July 20, 2012 the entire Nation was struck with terror when news stations on almost every channel reported the mass shooting that occurred in a Colorado movie theater during the midnight screening of the movie The Dark...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

Fort Hood, Texas Sees More Loss and Devastation

It has not even been five years since the terrifying mass shooting that took 13 lives in Fort Hood, Texas. Yet the headlines read all the same on April 2, 2014: another shooting spree with multiple fatalities. On April...more

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

Two Senators Call for Acting DHS Inspector General to Step Down - Since June 2012, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Inspector General Charles K. Edwards has been the subject of a Senate Homeland Security...more

EEOC and Criminal Background Checks

On September 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist, shot and killed twelve people in a Navy Yard, and wounded many others. Mr. Alexis had a criminal history and history of serious mental illness, and human resources...more

Capital Thinking: Defense

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity - Navy Yard Tragedy - On September 16, Aaron Alexis, a lone shooter, opened fire at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, DC. His attack resulted in 13 deaths, including his...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

Workplace Safety, Security and Employee Gun Rights - Best Practices To Mitigate Workplace Violence Risk

In the wake of the mass shootings that continue around the country, the President, some members of Congress, state and local officials and many advocacy groups are pursuing an aggressive agenda to increase safety measures and...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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