One Year Later – The Pulse Nightclub shooting

Attempted Journalism

Foreword: Here’s an article I’ve worked on for the past couple months, and have been going back and forth on. I eventually decided to put it up, because it is as well done as I can make it, plus Journalism, though amateur, unprofessional as mine is, needs to start somewhere. So here it is, hopefully it isn’t too offensive, ridiculous or pointless.

The pulse nightclub shootings, one of the deadliest shootings in US history. It is an event which sparked debate and curiosity, and these things often do. An event which brung such issues as Gun Control and Immigration to the forefront of the publics mind. However these issues, though important, are not the subject of this article. Though perhaps less significant, since around a year has passed and the event is well and truly over, I find it important to talk about the reactions around the events, and how I personally dislike them.

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Please, Just Stop!

Mental Health Cop

There is a commonly occurring scenario amongst our 999 colleagues in green and blue where they unwittingly conspire together to cause a nightmare! – and it needs to stop before someone is disciplined or even worse, hurt. I wouldn’t BLOG on this unless it had happened a large number of times and I’ll prepare you: I’m unapologetically bangingonat length in this one to set it all out again(!) because it really grinds my gears how often I hear of it! If you just want to skip to the punchline, there is a Quick Guide on responding to mental health crisis in private premises.

The scenario usually goes something like this –

Paramedics attend a 999 call reporting a mental health crisis on private premises. When they arrive they discover a non-compliant patient in distress and after talking to them, they form a view the person has…

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#WCW: “Five Badass Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own World War II Movie”

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#UnhackTheVote: “Fighting Against Hackable EVMS, Gerrymandering and Crosscheck”

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#SocialEgineering: What is it? 

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