Colorado shooting and police training

Rodent of Unusual Size (Ken.Coar@Golux.Com)
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 09:58:45 -0400

I saw CNN-HL's coverage of the Colorado school shooting tragedy
this morning. (Those who know me are aware that I don't use the
terms 'excited' or 'tragedy' lightly.) Two things about what I
saw and heard disturbed me:

1. The television station that was called by a student in a
classroom during the event took time to pump him for
information before advising him to call 911.
2. A group of (I presume) students was shown running across
the street, accompanied/herded by police. All of them had
their hands clasped atop their heads.

The first one I personally find reprehensible. I'm not sure how
I feel about the second one, but it seems to have echoes regarding
presumption of innocence.

#ken    P-(}

Ken Coar <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/> Apache Software Foundation <> "Apache Server for Dummies" <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/ASFD/>