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    I thought the exact same thing after I hit 'post.'  Still, the response is not designed to either attract or repel an actual shooter, it's designed to make parents of school aged children feel like something is being done, even if that something is ineffective or even counterproductive.

    Security theater, just like taking our shoes off at airports. While I have nothing against theater, per se, I think our limited police assets would be better used doing something that might actually be effective against crazy people with arsenels, even if it is entirely behind-the-scenes and invisible to the general public.

    I have no idea what that something might be, though. I hope that actual police would have better ideas than simply hanging out at schools when nothing more pressing is going on.

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:31:30 AM PST

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