Last year I posted on how much I learned from and enjoyed the Active Shooter class
. The fact it was in an abandoned haunted convent probably added to the fun. But In the world after Harris and Klebold this is something that has to be prepared for unfortunately.
That being said what the hell where these educated idiots (OST I've often said being educated doesn't necessary make you intelligent...these people are prime examples) thinking when they decided "Let's stick politics into a training plan and annoy people"
The scenario doesn't need a background that, for lack of a better term, insults the general public in the area. You know, the people who pay these people's salaries.
.Foes of illegal immigration are up in arms over plans for a weekend disaster exercise in western Iowa with a fictitious scenario in which young white supremacists shoot dozens of people amid rising tensions involving racial minorities and illegal immigrants.
The exercise is planned for Saturday at Treynor High School in Pottawattamie County and will involve more than 300 people, confirmed Doug Reed, the lead exercise planner for the county's emergency management agency. Some 30 to 40 "victims" will be transported to area hospitals. He said a terrorism scenario is required by federal officials for the exercise to be eligible for funding.
The exercise scenario describes shootings occurring after rising tensions in the community because of an influx of minorities, Reed said. The newcomers, some who are American citizens and some who are illegal immigrants, were to have moved into a rural area from urban areas in search of more-affordable living. The newcomers are not welcomed by racial extremists, and controversy sweeps the community, he said.
One of the fictional suspects involved in the shootings is described an 18-year-old white male with a quick-tempered father who is a firearms enthusiast with ties to an underground white supremacy group. A second fictional suspect is described as an isolated 17-year-old white male student who was befriended by the older student and who mimics his new friend.
Craig Halverson of Griswold, national director of the Minuteman Patriots, an activist group that opposes illegal immigration, said today he is concerned that the exercise is intended to portray people who legally possess guns and who fight illegal immigration as extremists. Members of his organization, as well as members of the Tea Party Patriots and the 9/12 Project, are calling and emailing Iowa's elected officials to voice their objections, he said.
"We are trying to get this stopped because all it is doing is building up prejudices by calling people white supremacists and stuff like that," Halverson said. "We are mad at the government for ignoring illegal immigration, but nobody is going to run out there and start killing people in Iowa or anything like that."
Robert Ussery of Des Moines, state director of the Iowa Minutemen activist group, said he believes the exercise will defame patriot organization members by depicting t hem as criminals. Ussery is among many members of patriot groups who have read a copy of the exercise plan that has been circulating through email groups.
"Most of the people who break the law and are involved in school shootings don't quote the Constitution or love their country," Ussery said. "Most of the people who I am involved with feel that in order to fix the situation we need to change the laws and work lawfully within the system."...
Reed said the exercise is not intended to be political and shouldn't' be interpreted as criticizing gun owners or opponents of illegal immigration. The fictitious scenario will not be played out during the exercise and there will be no use of racial slurs, cursing or actual gunplay. Firearms will be used as props, but no ammunition will be used during the event.
"This is purely the backdrop and the setup, if you will, to help create a perception of reality for the responders," Reed said...
...Kevin Elwood, superintendent of Treynor Community Schools, said today he has received about 30 emails from people throughout the Midwest who have seen plans for the crisis drill and have asked, "What is your school district thinking?"
Elwood said he has been involved in the planning of the exercise for about two months, but the first he learned of the fictitious scenario was Wednesday when copies of the plans were circulated. He noted that a disclaimer on the plan says that details and circumstances of the scenario "reflect no actual conditions, attitudes or current threat assessments in or around Pottawattamie County, the City of Treynor, its citizens or the Treynor Community School District."..
OK if there is no insult intended you can do something realistic. Say an Islamic psychiatrist who is openly critical of America's wars in the Middle East. We know CAIR won't mind. Or Mexican-American students threatening white students wearing the American flag on May 5? We know The Race.
(my Spanish is not so goodly so I write it in English) will have no issue there right?
Or how about this. Two white teenager loners who walk around in dark clothing spending a lot of time with guns and homemade explosives but not in any way particularly political. Simple and gets to the point...the shooters at Columbine didn't care the kids they shot were white, black, green or purple...just that they bled red. But simple reality is too simple for the idiots at Homeland Security. To them the greatest threat to America is the radical right
.....but like TSA they haven't caught anyone yet.
Well since I drafted this post the exercise has been cancelled.
Hopefully it is simply rescheduled. Training like this is too important to be screwed over by political correctness.