Radios for federal firefighters and police officers failed during Monday’s mass shooting at Washington’s Navy Yard, according to union representatives for first responders.
Union officials said police and firefighters resorted to using their cellphones and radios from D.C.’s emergency responders to communicate with each other during the attack.
Anthony Meely, chairman of the Fraternal Order of Police Naval District Washington (NDW) Labor Committee, said police officers who were first on the scene at the Navy Yard had trouble communicating with others in the force via their radios.
Well fancy that, just as it happened at 911 and 7/7. Interesting how equipment suddenly fails at the critical moment, no?
Boston University’s School of Public Health released the results of a new study on September 12 that directly contradicts the claims of the National Rifle Association regarding the connection between gun ownership and gun violence. The study, published in the American Journal Of Public Health, found a direct correlation between gun ownership rates and homicides in the U.S.
Well, whodathunk it? An instastudy pops up out of nowhere which “directly” contradicts the NRA, led by a member of the anti-gun lobby.