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  • You mean like Fark did?
  • John DiFava, MIT's campus police chief

    DiFava used to run the Massachusetts State Police before taking a lower stress job in 2001.
  • The good guys dress in black, remember that
  • $100 bucks says the perp uses the "I was only testing the system" defense.
  • When AU had their false alarm in ~2008 (nerf stuff, Humans Vs. Zombies game), someone I knew was a secretary there at the time, and she had a security guy charge into the room, gun drawn, looking for the 'shooter'. She said it was absolutely terrifying. From what she described of that and just general panic by the professors, it sounded to me like they didn't have a very good tactical plan in place. Maybe MIT has a similar problem but with emphasis on lack of tactical...

    I like my school's plan; when the alert goes out, barricade the door, and if the guy gets in, a select group is to pile on and attempt to take his gun in order to protect the rest of the students... though hopefully I'll never see this implemented.
  • man metaphysical: The good guys dress in black, remember that


    There are no good guys.
  • ZAZ: John DiFava, MIT's campus police chief

    DiFava used to run the Massachusetts State Police before taking a lower stress job in 2001.


    Does he make dispatch call him in Car Ramrod?
  • Agent Smiths Laugh: man metaphysical: The good guys dress in black, remember that

    There are no good guys.


    The good guys have guns.
  • In this day and age you have to decide in advance if you are going to go full retard or not.  Any institution that cares about official public opinion needs to go full retard all the time.
  • Yep; they shouldn't have taken the time to ascertain the nature of the report and sent 37 random students running; screaming about an active shooter. That would have been a much better reaction.

    / when in reality it was probably an elderly lady with an umbrella; or a nerd larping
  • Im_Gumby: ZAZ: John DiFava, MIT's campus police chief

    DiFava used to run the Massachusetts State Police before taking a lower stress job in 2001.

    Does he make dispatch radio call him in Car Ramrod?

  • maybe because they didn't wear their MIT shirt to the election booth like a proper gentleman
  • Didn't the dumbass cops realize you can't have a school shooting on a Saturday?  I want to see how many of those clowns were Deval Patrick campaign donors with no law enforcement experience.
  • ladyfortuna: When AU had their false alarm in ~2008 (nerf stuff, Humans Vs. Zombies game), someone I knew was a secretary there at the time, and she had a security guy charge into the room, gun drawn, looking for the 'shooter'. She said it was absolutely terrifying. From what she described of that and just general panic by the professors, it sounded to me like they didn't have a very good tactical plan in place. Maybe MIT has a similar problem but with emphasis on lack of tactical...

    I like my school's plan; when the alert goes out, barricade the door, and if the guy gets in, a select group is to pile on and attempt to take his gun in order to protect the rest of the students... though hopefully I'll never see this implemented.


    That better than my school's plan. They essentially told us to drop everything and run away, every man for himself.
  • Agent Smiths Laugh: man metaphysical: The good guys dress in black, remember that

    There are no good guys.


    "Fill yore hands, you son of a biatch ..."

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  • miniflea: ladyfortuna: When AU had their false alarm in ~2008 (nerf stuff, Humans Vs. Zombies game), someone I knew was a secretary there at the time, and she had a security guy charge into the room, gun drawn, looking for the 'shooter'. She said it was absolutely terrifying. From what she described of that and just general panic by the professors, it sounded to me like they didn't have a very good tactical plan in place. Maybe MIT has a similar problem but with emphasis on lack of tactical...

    I like my school's plan; when the alert goes out, barricade the door, and if the guy gets in, a select group is to pile on and attempt to take his gun in order to protect the rest of the students... though hopefully I'll never see this implemented.

    That better than my school's plan. They essentially told us to drop everything and run away, every man for himself.



    It is better to be a moving target than a stationary one no matter which side is shooting.
  • They should have nuked the site from orbit. Only way to be sure...
  • Giltric: miniflea: ladyfortuna: When AU had their false alarm in ~2008 (nerf stuff, Humans Vs. Zombies game), someone I knew was a secretary there at the time, and she had a security guy charge into the room, gun drawn, looking for the 'shooter'. She said it was absolutely terrifying. From what she described of that and just general panic by the professors, it sounded to me like they didn't have a very good tactical plan in place. Maybe MIT has a similar problem but with emphasis on lack of tactical...

    I like my school's plan; when the alert goes out, barricade the door, and if the guy gets in, a select group is to pile on and attempt to take his gun in order to protect the rest of the students... though hopefully I'll never see this implemented.

    That better than my school's plan. They essentially told us to drop everything and run away, every man for himself.


    It is better to be a moving target than a stationary one no matter which side is shooting.


    I rather be a well-protected target. Moving is what you do when you don't have cover.
  • What's worse, the first alert sent to MIT students was, "Hello World!"
  • 1/31/2008

    Never forget, Massachusetts.
  • After RTFA I would like to assume that if the prankster was an MITer he/she was safely hidden behind six or seven proxies.
  • LoneWolf343: Giltric: miniflea: ladyfortuna: When AU had their false alarm in ~2008 (nerf stuff, Humans Vs. Zombies game), someone I knew was a secretary there at the time, and she had a security guy charge into the room, gun drawn, looking for the 'shooter'. She said it was absolutely terrifying. From what she described of that and just general panic by the professors, it sounded to me like they didn't have a very good tactical plan in place. Maybe MIT has a similar problem but with emphasis on lack of tactical...

    I like my school's plan; when the alert goes out, barricade the door, and if the guy gets in, a select group is to pile on and attempt to take his gun in order to protect the rest of the students... though hopefully I'll never see this implemented.

    That better than my school's plan. They essentially told us to drop everything and run away, every man for himself.


    It is better to be a moving target than a stationary one no matter which side is shooting.

    I rather be a well-protected target. Moving is what you do when you don't have cover.


    How well did that work out for Chos barricaded behind a locked door victims?
  • skinink: What's worse, the first alert sent to MIT students was, "Hello World!"


    at least they figured out the compiler.  should have used -O3 to get the message out faster
  • ladyfortuna

    At least MIT knows better than to go into lockdown over a LARP. Campus police are used to people with fake guns.
  • It's MIT, full retard, full time.
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