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Govt.-Funded News Outlet Finds Most School Shootings in Fed Report Didn’t Occur
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Govt.-Funded News Outlet Finds Most School Shootings in Fed Report Didn’t Occur
https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/...chronicles

In an amusing story, a government-funded media outlet notorious for its liberal slant found that the overwhelming majority of school shootings listed in a federal report never occurred. The embarrassing blunder involves Department of Education (DOE) figures stating that schools around the U.S. reported an alarming 235 shootings in one year. National Public Radio (NPR) launched an investigation and actually contacted every one of the schools included in the DOE data, which was gathered by its Office for Civil Rights. The figures focus on the 2015-2016 school year and reveal that “nearly 240 schools…reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting.”

Three months later, after every school was contacted by NPR, the stats changed drastically. More than two-thirds of the reported gun incidents never happened, according to the news outlet. “We were able to confirm just 11 reported incidents, either directly with schools or through media reports,” the article states. “In 161 cases, schools or districts attested that no incident took place or couldn’t confirm one. In at least four cases, we found, something did happen, but it didn’t meet the government’s parameters for a shooting. About a quarter of schools didn’t respond to our inquiries.” A program director at the nonprofit research organization that assisted NPR in analyzing the bogus government data is quoted in the piece saying: “When we’re talking about such an important and rare event, [this] amount of data error could be very meaningful.”

Even though the DOE is the agency responsible for disseminating the erroneous information, in typical government fashion, it shrugged it off as no big deal. When asked for comment by reporters, the agency said it relies on school districts to provide accurate information. Evidently, the federal agency doesn’t bother checking data before publishing it as fact. In the meantime, the DOE has no plans to correct the errors. The article points out that the confusion comes at a time when the need for clear data on school violence has never been more pressing. Dozens of school safety measures have been enacted nationwide on the heels of high-profile school shootings in Texas and Florida and public districts are allocating large sums to boost campus security. “Our reporting highlights just how difficult it can be to track school-related shootings and how researchers, educators and policymakers are hindered by a lack of data on gun violence,” the NPR piece reads.

This is hardly an isolated incident of government inefficiency, but the seriousness of the matter should inspire the feds to provide the public—and policy makers—with accurate information. Instead, the DOE, a typical bloated agency with a $59 billion budget, passed the buck to the so-called civil rights data collection division which apparently plays fast and loose with facts. In the report with the skewed stats, schools were asked: “Has there been at least one incident at your school that involved a shooting (regardless of whether anyone was hurt)?” The DOE should have known better than to blindly publish the information. All it had to do was check out the easily available figures provided by a reputable group that maintains a reliable gun safety database. For the same school year that the DOE listed 235 shootings, the group had only 29. “There is little overlap between this list and the government’s, with only seven schools appearing on both,” the NPR story says.
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It's a post-truth world where the truth is what we tell you regardless of facts.
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(09-10-2018, 01:55 AM)dazedb42 Wrote: It's a post-truth world where the truth is what we tell you regardless of facts.

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There is a conspiracy among deep staters to disarm the American public.  And then there is the U.N. as well.  The majority of the rest of the world is disarmed and look at the hideous crime waves they have in some of those Countries.  The level and degree of crime in the U.S. is nothing compared to the violence in some other Countries.  This is why Trump is hated.  He is functioning exactly within the limits set forth in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.  These organisms in the deep state hate the U.S. Constitution, it impedes them.  This is why Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed as Supreme Court Justice is so very important.  He is a Constitutional judge.  We need a lot more of that common sense and less foolishness.  Our Country was founded with common sense in mind.  And to a large extent we have common sense rules.  Perhaps Judge Kavanaugh will be helpful with having existing laws which should be adequate if they were properly enforced,  used instead of legislating more laws on top of the existing laws.  We can only hope....

One more note, there may be as many as 1 Billion firearms of various types in the hands of civilians in the United States.  They are spread from Alaska to Texas and coast to coast.  Anyone with any common sense should be able to figure out it is next to impossible to confiscate firearms given the magnitude of private ownership.

Much of what we see in the news is "hot air and rabbit tracks"..

As for me..every time gun control comes up as a hot subject, I purchase more magazines (clips) and ammo.  Gawd do I have a lot. Chuckle
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They, the Bezos types wish to bang children in public without criticism, not bang bang the children til corpses, mind you. They are sophisticated!

Dead kids tend to make a stink and Helldog supporters, being enlightened and all, have Starbucks Canookistani/Euro-sensibilities.
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In times of universal Idiocy... Critical thought becomes a revolutionary act! CUI BONO?
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Stunningly inaccurate information! Meant to skew public opinion!
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Good article. There was some talk about this earlier this year, but it kind of fizzled because of the amped up rhetoric. Fuzzy data that included suicides, gang violence on or around school grounds that were sometimes not even during school operating hours.
https://www.dailywire.com/node/27165
(From Feb 14)
"Media Push The Claim There Have Been 18 School Shootings In 2018. Here Are The Facts.
Twice, someone shot themselves on school grounds; one incident, on January 3, featured a man shooting himself in a former school’s parking lot; on January 10 a teen killed himself in an Arizona elementary school bathroom.

Four times, a bullet was fired through a school or dorm’s window: on January 4, a gunshot was fired at a high school in Seattle through an office window; no one was hurt. On January 10, a shot was fired shattering a California State University classroom window. No injuries were reported. The same day, in Texas, a bullet was accidentally fired through a classroom wall at the Grayson College Criminal Justice Center. No one was injured. On January 15, a bullet traveled through a residential hall’s dorm room. No injuries were reported."

It goes on to clarify some more "school shootings" that were not what we think of as a school shooting.
"Why don't you just speak with your words instead of your damn dirty lies?"
~Louise Belcher.
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Speaking of.  This happened.  Doh!
https://www.dailywire.com/news/35640/wat...n-saavedra
"Left-wing activist David Hogg made a fool out of himself in Canada late last week while joining leftist Michael Moore for the premiere of his anti-Trump propaganda film "Fahrenheit 11/9."

The important part:

"Hogg continued by suggesting that Canadians can donate money to political campaigns in the United States, which is a felony.

After making the embarrassing remarks, Moore took the microphone away from Hogg."
"Why don't you just speak with your words instead of your damn dirty lies?"
~Louise Belcher.
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(09-10-2018, 11:10 AM)Pure Rock Fury Wrote: Speaking of.  This happened.  Doh!
https://www.dailywire.com/news/35640/wat...n-saavedra
"Left-wing activist David Hogg made a fool out of himself in Canada late last week while joining leftist Michael Moore for the premiere of his anti-Trump propaganda film "Fahrenheit 11/9."

The important part:

"Hogg continued by suggesting that Canadians can donate money to political campaigns in the United States, which is a felony.

After making the embarrassing remarks, Moore took the microphone away from Hogg."

Little David Hogg had best watch his step. If he is not careful, he could wind up in big trouble. Its STFU time for the Hoggster...
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