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

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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…

Indonesia to Resume Executions of Drug Convicts

Jakarta. Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo hinted on Friday (08/04) that executions of drug traffickers would resume, following the completion of his office's inventory of death-row inmates.

"Surely, we have never said the executions would seize. We will continue when the time is right," Prasetyo said in Jakarta. He added that the executions would most probably take place within a few months.

However, Prasetyo declined to mention the names of any death-row inmates who might be considered for execution this year, as the Attorney General's Office was still processing the details. 

As in previous executions, the AGO will likely prioritize drug convicts.

Indonesia executed 14 convicts last year, including nationals of Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands and Nigeria, by firing squad despite repeated pleas for mercy from foreign governments and international organizations and activists.

Amid international outrage, Indonesia postponed other scheduled executions. Officials said it was so the government could focus on reviving the flagging economy.

Source: Jakarta Globe, April 8, 2016


3.4 Kilos of Meth Found in Police Officer’s Home

Pinrang, South Sulawesi. Around 3.4 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine were confiscated from a police officer’s home in Pinrang district, South Sulawesi on Thursday evening (07/04).

South Sulawesi Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Frans Barung said the drugs were seized during a raid at the home of police officer Brig. Supardi, who serves the Sidenreng Rappang District Police.

As reported by Tribunnews, the police team — led by Pinrang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Adri Irniadi — found 400 grams of meth in the suspect’s cupboard and another four kilograms was found in a storage room.

No arrests were made during the raid as the suspect is currently undergoing a police training.

Investigations are continuing.

Source: Jakarta Globe, April 8, 2016

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