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House Select Committee on Mass Violence - El Paso - 1/9/20

Discussion in 'Activism' started by dogbone, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. dogbone

    dogbone Active Member

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    They're at it again in El Paso, this time on January 9, 2020.

    https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/schedules/html/C3852020010909001.HTM

    The committee will meet to hear invited and public testimony at The University of Texas at El Paso, Natural Gas Conference Center, located at 2051 Wiggins Way, El Paso, Texas 79902.

    The committee will hear invited and public testimony from individuals and families directly impacted by the mass violence that occurred in El Paso on August 3, 2019.

    The committee will hear invited testimony on the following duty only:

    (5) evaluate current protocols and extreme risk indicators used to identify potential threats and consider options for improving the dissemination of information between federal, state, and local entities and timely and appropriate intervention of mental health professionals.

    The committee will hear public testimony on the following duties:

    (1) examine options for strengthening enforcement measures for current laws that prevent the transfer of firearms to felons and other persons prohibited by current law from possessing firearms;
    (2) examine impediments and challenges to the timely reporting of relevant criminal history information and other threat indicators to state and federal databases;
    (3) examine the role of digital media and technology in threat detection, assessment, reporting, and prevention, including the collaboration between digital media and law enforcement;
    (4) evaluate the ongoing and long-term workforce needs of the state related to cybersecurity, mental health, law enforcement, and related professionals; and
    (5) evaluate current protocols and extreme risk indicators used to identify potential threats and consider options for improving the dissemination of information between federal, state, and local entities and timely and appropriate intervention of mental health professionals.

    Public testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes per witness in order to accommodate as many witnesses as possible.

    If providing written testimony, please provide 15 copies.
     


  2. Army 1911

    Army 1911 TGT Addict

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    It is appropriate that the meeting will be held in the Gas Conference Center.
     
  3. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Yep!
    They're going to: meet to hear, hear, evaluate, examine, examine (sometimes more than once on each of these), evaluate, and evaluate.
     
  4. Mowingmaniac 24/7

    Mowingmaniac 24/7 TGT Addict

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    The title of this farce tells me all I need to know........
     
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  5. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Yep! They selected each other to decide what we already knew! Ain't politics wonderful!!
     
  6. dogbone

    dogbone Active Member

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    They don't even know how much they don't know and much of what they do know is wrong. Three minutes isn't long enough to enlighten them on everything but it can be a start to set them straight on one thing.
     

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