Mass Violence Threats Surge Since El Paso & Dayton Shootings

Written by Alyssa Brook August 23, 2019
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Mass Violence Threats Surge Since El Paso & Dayton Shootings

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At least 30 people have been detained for threatening mass shootings since the horrific incidents in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Three plots were thwarted on Thursday alone.

This year there has been 263 mass shootings in the U.S.

“I think people are on edge and there’s more concern in communities, more concern among police,” said Vanderbilt University professor Jonathan Metzl”

Police have told relatives or close friends to report any suspicious activity that they witness.

“It’s possible that members of the public are doing better at reporting warning signs to law enforcement,’’ said University of Alabama criminology professor Adam Lankford. “Although the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign has been in place for many years, more Americans may now realize that it applies to mass shooting prevention, not only terrorism prevention.’’

Since the Aug. 3-4 massacres in Texas and Ohio, threats of mass violence have significantly increased. Police have Marengo multiple arrests before any harm was done.

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