DOJ taking action in curbing mass shootings

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the article isn't opening for me, would like to see the text if anyone can share
 

RNG

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Basically, it doesn't say much more than the sentence below the link.

My question is how are they going to identify these risks?
I don't think this would have had any effect on the majority of mass killings we have seen so far.

But it is nice eye-candy for the gun nuts.
 
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so are they providing free mental healthcare for these individuals?

sounds a lot like that dreaded socialism, or free stuff for poors
 
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This program is a bit similar to a program my son the cop went thru. The DOJ via the FBI Academy offers a training program that explains the way the FBI and local LEOs work together. This is extended to officers from all over the world. He was really impressed with the program and didn't realize that there was such a huge program there to try and achieve results in the field. In some ways thei program just implemented is similar.
 
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Here's the text.


AG Barr launches effort to prevent more mass shootings

Thomson Reuters
BY SARAH N. LYNCH AND ANDY SULLIVAN
Oct 23rd 2019 12:01PM

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday announced an initiative to prevent mass shootings by intervening to provide mental-health treatment and other forms of counseling to potentially violent individuals.

The new effort, announced in a memo to federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials, follows dozens of deadly mass shootings in the United States this year, including a massacre of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and another just one day later in Dayton, Ohio, in which nine people were killed.

Barr said a training conference at FBI headquarters in December will present "proven models for engaging extremely challenging individuals" and consider new ideas to face such threats.

In one successful case, Barr said, the FBI worked with parents and social-service workers to get court-ordered supervision and mental-health treatment for a young person who was the subject of a threat investigation.


Lawmakers are considering whether they need new laws to help the FBI investigate domestic terrorism instigated by U.S. residents who are motivated by white supremacy, anti-Semitism or other ideologies that are protected by the U.S. Constitution's free-speech guarantees.

The FBI in the past has come under criticism for how it documents and follows up on investigative leads about possible shooters.


In the wake of the Feb. 18 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the FBI's No. 2 official David Bowdich told Congress the bureau should have done more after it received warnings about the gunman, Nikolas Cruz.

Earlier this year, the FBI requested bids for a contractor who could help it try to detect national security threats by trawling through social media sites.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Andy Sullivan; Editing by Angus MacSwan)
 
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It is a remarkably useless "program" that consists of some conferencing, a request for suggestions, and possible grant to a service that will peruse social media. I expected that the program would also include an anticipatory "thoughts and prayers" program to reduce the future time committed to that activity and make the processing of mass shootings more efficient.