This is America: 9 out of 10 public schools now hold mass shooting drills for students

How "active shooter" drills became normal for a generation of American schoolchildren.
"Are you kids good at running and screaming?" a police officer asks a class of elementary school kids in Akron, Ohio.
His friendly tone then turns serious.
“What I don’t want you to do is hide in the corner if a bad guy comes in the room,” he says. "You gotta get moving."
This training session — shared online by the ALICE Training Institute, a civilian safety training company — reflects the new normal at American public schools. As armed shooters continue their deadly rampages, and while Washington remains stuck on gun control, a new generation of American students have learned to lock and barricade their classroom doors the same way they learn to drop and roll in case of a fire.
The training session is a stark reminder of how American schools have changed since the 1999 Columbine school shooting. School administrators and state lawmakers have realized that a mass shoot…

Pakistan SC maintains death sentence of man involved in Gujrat killing

The Supreme Court on Monday maintained death penalty of Ashraf Baho, who was involved in the killing of 5 people at Shaheen Chock Gujrat, while changing the death penalty of Nasar into life in prison.

A 5-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed hearing of the case in which it was informed by the prosecutor that 2 proclaimed offenders have not been arrested so far.

The apex court expressed annoyance over inapprehension of proclaimed offenders Tahir and Imran Baloki. 

It directed DPO Gujrat to arrest and present the offenders before the court within a week. 

Justice Ameer Hani Muslim in satirically thanked the police department for arresting culprits in instalments. 

He remarked that 2 proclaimed offenders were not arrested despite passage of 16 years, adding that society would benefit if police performed its duty efficiently.

Source: Pakistan Today, March 14, 2016

- Report an error, an omission: deathpenaltynews@gmail.com - Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Most Viewed (Last 30 Days)

Florida: Emilia Carr resentenced to life in prison

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford on death row in Bali faces losing last-ditch appeal

Texas: Supreme Court rejects Larry Swearingen's plea for DNA testing

Texas: Reginald Blanton executed

Capital Punishment and Extreme Mental Torture

New Mexico: Swift end for House bill to reinstate death penalty

Iran Executed Three Juvenile Offenders in January

20 Minutes to Death: Record of the Last Execution in France

Indiana: Marcus Dansby's death penalty case rescheduled for spring of 2019

Nevada Inmate Serving 2 Life Terms Dead at Age 83, Decades After SCOTUS Overturned His Death Sentence