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» 'Active shooter' incidents on the rise, FBI finds - USA TODAY
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A bus traveling from Newtown, Conn., to Monroe stops near 26 angel signs posted along the roadside in Monroe, Conn., on Jan. 3, 2013, the day classes for Sandy Hook Elementary School students resumed after the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting.(Photo: Jessica Hill, AP)
The number of incidents in which a shooter opens fire on a crowd of people more than doubled over the past seven years compared with the previous seven, the FBI found in a study made public Wednesday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation analyzed 160 "active shooter" incidents from 2000 through 2013 to look for common elements that might guide law enforcement officers in preventing the shootings or responding more effectively.
The study found an average of six incidents per year from 2000 through 2006. The number rose to 16 incidents annually in the past seven years.
The 160 incidents studied began with the Dec. 26, 2000, shooting at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield, Mass., when Michael McDermott, 42, armed with several weapons, shot seven of his co-workers to death. Police found him sitting in a conference room. Researchers also examined the shootings at Case Western Reserve University, ConAgra, Red Lake High School, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Sandy Hook Elementary School, among others.
An Arapahoe High School security guard is speaking out about the recent school shooting that left one student, Claire Davis, dead. Cameron Rust is making allegations against the school, saying in part that the shooter was a "known threat." VPC
The FBI study defined "active shooters" as a person or people "actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people" in a "populated area." That is different from mass shooting incidents, which include any shooting in which more than three people are killed. It also excluded domestic violence and drug and gang-related violence. Of the 160 incidents studied, 64 fit the federal definition of mass killing.
Criminologist James Alan Fox disputes the FBI conclusion. Active shooting and mass shooting events are rare, and the data are too limited to conclude that active shooter incidents are increasing, says Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University in Boston.
"Unlike mass shooting data, which come from routinely collected police reports, there is no official data source for active shooter events," Fox says. "It's not clear whether the increase in active shooter events is completely related to the actual case count or to the availability and accessibility of news reports to identify such events."
More than two-thirds of the incidents analyzed by the FBI happened at businesses or schools. In many cases, they happened so quickly that the shooting was over before police arrived. Of 64 incidents analyzed, 44 were over in five minutes or less. Of those, 23 ended in two minutes or less.
In 28% of the incidents, police exchanged fire with the shooter, the study found. In nearly half of those incidents, police were killed or wounded. The shooter committed suicide at the scene before police arrived in 23% of the cases. Unarmed civilians successfully restrained the shooter in 13% of the cases.
The study found few common themes among the shooters. In about 10% of the incidents, male shooters targeted current and former wives and girlfriends but also shot bystanders. In about 9% of the incidents, shooters targeted family members.
In all but two incidents, the shooter acted alone. All but six of the shooters were male.The analysis found no age pattern but noted that in the vast majority of school shootings, the shooter was a student at the school.
The study did not address access to guns.
Almost all of the shooters had a "real or perceived, deeply held personal grievance," said Andre Simons, unit chief for the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit 2.
Many of the shooters took inspiration from attacks by other shooters, such as Columbine and Virginia Tech, Simons said.
"The copycat phenomenon is real," he said.
The FBI plans to study the data to identify behavior that might indicate that a person is heading toward committing a violent act and then educate people to see the warning signs, Simons said.
FBI Assistant Director James​ Yacone said he hoped the FBI could use the data to better prepare local police departments to respond to active shootings, determine what type of equipment could better protect them and learn how to identify and stop people who might resort to such violence.
"The motivations vary widely, but if there are themes, if there are pre-attack indicators, we want to identify them," Yacone said.








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» FBI Study Confirms Rise in Active Shootings Over the Past Decade - TIME
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» Mass shooting incidents have doubled since 2000: FBI - Washington Times
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Mass shooting incidents have doubled since 2000: FBI

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The number of mass shootings in the U.S. has more than doubled since 2000, and the number of fatalities in each incident has risen, the FBI announced Wednesday.
The agency released a report compiling data from 160 “active shooter incidents” since 2000, including shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, that captured national headlines.
“How do we prevent this?” Assistant Director James F. Yacone asked at a press conference Wednesday. “Are there behavioral indicators that were seen in these 160 incidents. Are there themes?”
By creating a baseline study of such incidents, the FBI can learn what leads people to commit such acts and help get them “off the pathway to violence,” Mr. Yacone said.
The FBI said the number of shooting incidents has increased from 6.4 per year from 2000 to 2006 to 16.4 per year from 2007 to 2013. Since 2000, there have been 486 fatalities and 557 wounded. Officials only counted incidents involving a person who wanted to harm the general public, not incidents that involved drugs or gang violence.
The study also found that nearly half of all shootings take place at private businesses, with schools and universities accounting for one-quarter.
Due to the number of people in schools, they often account for the largest number of casualties. The single greatest loss of life occurred at Virginia Tech in 2007, when 32 people were killed.
Katherine W. Schweit, an FBI expert on active shooter incidents, said part of the purpose of the study was to help state and local police forces — some of them in small communities — prepare for what they might face in such situations.
“Law enforcement needs to be ready, and they need to be thinking before they arrive to make sure they’re ready,” Ms. Schweit said. “Actions by law enforcement and actions by citizens could change the outcome.”
Some police forces are starting to create kits to keep in patrol cars to make sure responding officers have everything they need, officials said. Such kits can include body armor vests and helmets, radio equipment, medical supplies and door rams.
The FBI did not gather data on how shooters were able to obtain the weapons they used, and did not report in much detail any trends in the firearms used. Ms. Schweit said the bureau is open to exploring those areas and gathering more data in the future.
Mr. Yacone, who has been involved in the FBI’s response to shootings, noted that the most common weapons have been pistols, adding that it wasn’t unusual for shooters to carry hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
FBI officials also did not look at whether some shootings may have been motivated by a desire to commit terrorism, but they said that in the coming year they will review data to discover more about shooters’ motives.
Mr. Yacone said that even if an attack is motivated by terrorism, it “doesn’t change the dynamic for law enforcement.” The goal remains the same: protect people’s lives and stop the shooter.
Andre Simons, leader of the FBI’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Center, said his unit will spend the next year doing a “deep dive” into the information gleaned in the study to find better ways to prevent shootings.
“Many active shooters have a real or perceived deeply personal grievance,” he said, adding that most have left messages along the lines of “I had no other choice.”
“It’s our job oftentimes to help them open doors and find alternatives to violence,” said Mr. Simons, whose unit often helps try to resolve situations in which local police have identified a person they fear may take violent action.
But Mr. Simons said law enforcement officials might not always get to see the results of their hard work.

“Success is difficult to quantify in this business, because it’s the absence of an event,” he said.


» 'Active shooter' incidents on the rise, FBI finds - 9NEWS.com
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» FBI Releases Report Examining Mass Shootings - ABC News
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The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday.
The study focused on 160 "active shooter incidents" between 2000 and 2013. Those are typically defined as cases in which a gunman in an attack shoots or attempts to shoot people in a populated area.
The goal of the report, which excluded shootings that are gang and drug related, was to compile accurate data about the attacks and to help local police prepare for or respond to similar killings in the future, federal law enforcement officials said.
"These incidents, the large majority of them, are over in minutes. So it's going to have to be a teaching and training of the best tactics, techniques and procedures to our state and local partners," said James F. Yacone, an FBI assistant director who oversees crisis response and was involved in the report.
According to the report, an average of six shooting incidents occurred in the first seven years that were studied. That average rose to more than 16 per year in the last seven years of the study. That period included the 2012 shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, as well as last year's massacre at the Washington Navy Yard in which a gunman killed 12 people before dying in a police shootout.
The majority of the shootings occurred either at a business or a school, university or other education facility, according to the study, conducted in conjunction with Texas State University. Other shootings have occurred in open spaces, on military properties, and in houses of worship and health care facilities.
A total of more than 1,000 people were either killed or wounded in the shootings. In about one-quarter of the cases, the shooter committed suicide before the police arrived. The gunman acted alone in all but two of the cases. The shooters were female in at least six of the incidents.
Not all of the cases studied involved deaths or even injuries. In one 2006 case in Joplin, Missouri, a 13-year-old boy brought a rifle and handgun into a middle school, but his rifle jammed after he fired one shot. The principal then escorted the boy out of school and turned him over to the police.
Law enforcement officials who specialize in behavioral analysis say the motives of gunmen vary but many have a real, or perceived, personally held grievance that they feel mandates an act of violence. Though it's hard to say why the number of shootings has increased, officials say they believe many shooters are inspired by past killings and the resulting notoriety.
"The copycat phenomenon is real," said Andre Simons of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. "As more and more notable and tragic events occur, we think we're seeing more compromised, marginalized individuals who are seeking inspiration from those past attacks."
Beyond studying the shootings, the FBI has promoted better training for local law enforcement, invariably the first responders.

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» Mass shootings in US have tripled in recent years, FBI says - Los Angeles Times
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Mass shootings in US have tripled in recent years, FBI says Los Angeles Times In a study of active-shooter incidents, FBI officials said there were 160 cases from 2000 through 2013, with the numbers growing from an average of 6.4 inciden...



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The number of sudden mass shootings in the United States has nearly tripled in recent years, the FBI said Wednesday, prompting the bureau to expand its work with state and local officials to identify potential gunmen before they attack.
In a study of active-shooter incidents, FBI officials said there were 160 cases from 2000 through 2013, with the numbers growing from an average of 6.4 incidents in the first seven years to 16.4 in the last seven years. Seventy percent of the shooters attacked in schools or workplaces, and 60% of the shootings happened so fast that they were over before the police arrived. In 40% of the cases, at least three people were killed, not counting the shooter.
“How do we prevent these?” said James Yacone, FBI assistant director. “We want to engage with these people early and start a dialogue, and get the person off the path to violence.”
Yacone was the top FBI official in Colorado in July 2012 when a gunman killed 12 people and 58 wounded others at an Aurora movie theater. Other incidents atop the FBI’s survey included the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech (32 killed, 17 wounded); the 2009 Ft. Hood, Texas, shooting (13 killed, 32 wounded); and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. (27 killed, two wounded).
Authorities gave several reasons for the rise in mass shootings, including copycat killers and the availability of firearms.
Andre Simons, a supervisory special agent assigned to the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Va., said the bureau had the resources to help local authorities identify potential shooters, many of whom have “deeply held personal grievances” and often quietly start planning an “act of catastrophic violence.”
Simons said many were troubled at work or school, while others followed the news of shootings and sought similar notoriety. “The copycat phenomenon is real,” he said. “They often become inspired by past incidents.”
But they can be spotted early by police, ministers or teachers, and Simons said his unit received up to three requests a week from local authorities seeking help evaluating potential gunmen. “We want to get the person the help they need,” he said. “It’s our job to help them find alternatives to violence.”
The FBI report found a total of 1,043 casualties during those 14 years, with 486 killed and 557 wounded. All but two of the shootings involved single gunmen; six of the shooters were female; in nine cases the shooters killed family members first; and five gunmen in four shootings remain at large. The study excluded gang and drug violence.
Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
6:25 p.m.: The story was updated to say that at least three people were killed in 40% of the cases studied.
The story was originally posted at 2:13 p.m.



» FBI Study Finds 'Active Shooter' Incidents To Be On The Rise - NPR
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» FBI: Mass shooting incidents occurring more frequently - CNN
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» FBI report says mass shootings have increased in U.S. in recent years - PBS NewsHour
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FBI Confirms Rise in Mass Shootings in US

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A new FBI study confirms that the number of mass shootings in the United States has increased steadily over the past decade. The Bureau issued a report Wednesday that identifies 160 active shootings between 2000 and 2013.  Active shootings are defined as incidents in which a gunmen fired at a large group of people and killed or attempted to kill more than one person. The data show that between 2000 and 2007, there was an average of 6.4 active shooter incidents per year, but that...
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US Mass Shootings, "Mind Control", and "Special Operations"

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Now it became statistically proven, "scientific" and official: "FBI: US mass shootings have increased dramatically", say the headlines. The next issue and question is "why?", what causes it? The causal relations are always difficult to establish and to prove, but should always be sought, to get to the version of the truth.

The true causes of the US Mass Shootings and other similar episodes remain, essentially, unknown; with the perpetrator-victim's motivation presenting, very often, the greatest puzzle. 

Here are some of my thoughts on the US Mass Shootings of 2000 - 2013, briefly: the hypothesis that it might be caused, at least in part, by hostile intelligence services. It is, as always, my very humble and strictly personal opinion, which, I felt, might be beneficial to share. 

Probable purpose: to destabilize the U.S. society and culture, to sow panic, distrust and discord, to influence public moods and opinions, to present the "Amerikans" to the World and to themselves as "crazy maniacs". 

Possible actors and methods: most likely the heterogeneous conglomerate of various intelligence services programmatically hostile to the U.S., loosely but efficiently interconnected and coordinated. "Mind Control" technics probably vary broadly and may include the range from very simple but efficient ones, especially with psychologically vulnerable and "challenged"subjects, such as: sleep deprivation, "egging on" by significant others and handlers (or their hierarchies), purposeful exacerbation of conflicts within the social milieus, exposure to the "subliminal messages", etc. etc., to the more complex and esoteric, like "ELF" ("Extremely Low Frequencies"), "microwave mind control" devices, for example, etc. 

Process probably includes: identification of vulnerable individuals > their "preparation" (might go on for years) > control over the execution of the final act > withdrawal of operatives and covering up. However, (despite careful covers), the message, the "semantic value" of the act might often be quite obvious, explicit and designed and planned in advance, although this "message" is always within the confines and limitations of interpretation, with its inevitable (projective) subjectivity.

Timing and temporal relations with international events is an important aspect which might provide some clues. 

Not only shooting episodes, but other relevant and/or suspicious accidents and incidents should also be included into the studies, to get a larger picture. Reportedly, the larger database is used by the "USA Today". 

"Copycat phenomenon", which was referred to as one of the possible causes, would tend to gradually but noticeably fade down and out; this actual phenomenon of almost three fold increase within a 13 years span, looks more like an active fire, which gets its periodic and planned dosages of "oil thrown into flames". Too many "crazy cats", too many pattern copies: common themes, threads, lines. 

Recommendations (if needed): to deepen and broaden the criminal investigation of these and other episodes and include the counterintelligence aspect (at least, an "aspect") into them. Individual case studies analysis, if sufficiently investigated and researched, should shed some light on the common threads, patterns, and causation.

The solutions of drug abuse and mental health problems on a large scale will contribute into the long term solution of mass shootings and similar crimes. 

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Elements of Soviet Mind-control Schemes Exposed

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When the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) began engaging in horrific mind-control experiments starting in the early 1950s under the now partially exposed Project MKUltra, the Communist Party-run terror regime ruling the former Soviet Union had been working on such plots for decades. According to evidence in a recently released report by Serge Kernbach with Germany’s Research Centre of Advanced Robotics and Environmental Science, the Soviet regime poured at least $1 billion — probably much, much more — into research and programs often aimed at literally controlling the human mind and manipulating behavior.
Many of the programs continued long after the supposed collapse of the mass-murdering U.S.S.R. regime, too, Kernbach found. Also, in recent years, top Russian officials, including Vladimir Putin, have alluded to Moscow’s ongoing exploitation of the technology for military purposes. As part of its so-called terror war, the U.S. government’s Homeland Security apparatus has expressed interest in the research and its potential “security” applications as well. The Obama administration is also in the process of creating a “behavior” team to “nudge” the public into supporting its agenda.  
Most of the Soviet documents related to the communist mind-control machinations are still classified, meaning that information on the worst atrocities, abuses, and advances in taking over people’s minds and behavior remains off limits to the public. However, even based on the publicly available information contained in the report, it is clear that the programs — like similar unlawful schemes being perpetrated by the CIA, often on unknowing victims — are deeply disturbing. Among other plots, the paper shows, the Soviet regime was investigating “psychotronics” and parapsychology, using various technologies in a bid to alter and dominate the human mind.
Kernbach’s report, dubbed “Unconventional Research in USSR and Russia,” relies primarily on Russian scientific publications, articles, and declassified documents describing some of the technology and research. “Since USSR had in fact no unsupported-by-government research, unlike Europe and USA, where such research can be supported by private funds, all these activities can be interpreted as government programs,” Kernbach wrote. “Several such governmental programs are not officially published up to now. For instance, documents on experiments performed in OGPU and NKVD [secret police and predecessors to the KGB] — even 80 years after — still remain classified.”
Using the information that is publicly available, however, Kernbach found evidence suggesting that a broad range of programs targeting the human mind was undertaken early on by the Soviet regime — starting as far back as 1917. One scheme, for example, involved attempts to remotely influence the brain, while others sought to pick up and analyze “biological emissions” coming from the mind. Yet another program focused on the effects and power of suggestion. Still another examined the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation on the nervous system.
While much of the research was conducted under the guise of science, it is also clear that the Soviet regime had ulterior motives. “The role of special services in shaping the USSR’ unconventional programs should be mentioned separately,” the paper noted. “Apparently, OGPU-NKVD was interested in the possibilities of this technology.” The military applications of such technologies and discoveries also played a crucial part in motivating Moscow’s tyrants to undertake the research. 
Later on in Soviet history, after a period where the “unconventional research” was supposedly quashed, the regime’s programs also focused intensely on the development of mind-control technologies. According to documents cited in the paper, one key area of interest was the use of hypnotism and “biological radiation” to influence human test subjects. Even experiments involving the implantation of electrodes on the brain were conducted. By the early 1960s, the terror regime in Moscow was apparently determined to exploit the research for military purposes in particular. According to U.S. intelligence reports cited in Kernbach’s survey, the U.S.S.R. was operating more than 20 centers focused on studying paranormal phenomena and its potential exploitation.       
In the paper, Kernbach noted that “it was found that the [electromagnetic] field, with certain parameters, can cause a variety of bio-physical and mental effects.” In other words, the human mind was successfully affected in the research, though how far it went remains unknown. “It can be assumed that the psycho-physiological effects of microwave emission were actively investigated during the [National Socialist, or Nazi] regime in Germany, and after 1945 the technology was adopted by the countries-winners,” Kernbach added, one of several references to Nazi research being exploited in Soviet and U.S. government mind-control schemes.
Other mind-control tactics explored by the mass-murdering Soviet regime, the paper notes, involved the use of psychotropic drugs to bend the subject’s mind. Similar studies were conducted by the U.S. government involving substances such as LSD and other mind-altering chemicals. According to declassified CIA documents, congressional investigations, and testimony from victims, other efforts to control and engineer human behavior explored by Washington, D.C., involved hypnosis, sexual abuse, and torture.
Vast amounts of data from Soviet mind-control programs remain classified. On the U.S. government side, meanwhile, then-CIA boss Richard Helms reportedly sought to obstruct congressional investigations by ordering all MKUltra documents to be destroyed. Still, at least two congressional committees investigating the CIA’s mind-control programs uncovered horrifying experiments, which were often performed on unwitting victims — in some cases, individuals confined in mental institutions, and even children.     
Kernbach uncovered evidence more than three decades old suggesting that the schemes were being applied. “Over the past years, US researchers have confirmed the possibility of affecting functions of the nervous system by weak electromagnetic fields (EMFs), as it was previously said by Soviet researchers,” reads a 1982 article in a Russian science publication cited in the report. “EMFs may cause acoustic hallucination (’radiosound’) and reduce the sensitivity of humans and animals to some other stimuli, to change the activity of the brain (especially the hypothalamus and the cortex), to break the processes of formation processing and information storage in the brain. These nonspecific changes in the central nervous system can serve as a basis for studying the possibilities of the direct influence of EMFs on specific functions of CNS.”
As happened in the United States, and despite communist emphasis on materialism, Soviet mind-control research was also closely linked with the occult and other esoteric machinations. “It is necessary to note a large appearance of New Age literature after 1991,” the survey explained, with Soviet scientists involved in the schemes apparently particularly interested in such matters. One of the key influences on Russian researchers cited in Kernbach’s report is Helena P. Blavastsky, an extremely controversial Luciferian mystic widely viewed as being among the most influential occultists in history. The movement she founded, known as Theosophy, remains a major influence worldwide today. 
Indeed, much of the Soviet research was aimed at understanding — and exploiting for military purposes — various alleged paranormal phenomena, including supposed psychic abilities, telekinesis, and more. Similarly, researchers say the U.S. government’s mind-control schemes were intricately tied to such occult themes as well, as exemplified by the crucial role played by senior U.S. military officer and admitted Satanist leader Michael Aquino, among others, in the efforts. The rabbit hole goes very deep, according to researchers and victims.
In recent years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has also sought out Soviet mind-control developments for its terror war, even reportedly contracting with the Psychotechnology Research Institute in Moscow, as documented by Wired magazine in 2007. The institute uses technology and research based on the work of the late Igor Smirnov, a Soviet mind-control scientist described as “the father of psychotronic weapons,” or weapons aimed at controlling the human mind.
According to Wired, the outfit now focuses on, among other schemes, using subliminal messages to secretly change an individual’s personality or opinion without their knowledge. In the 1990s, even the FBI took an interest in the institute and its work. Just last year, meanwhile, the Obama administration was exposed assembling what it called a "behavioral insights team” to “nudge” Americans into supporting its controversial agenda using psychological manipulation.    
In Russia, several top officials, including former KGB man and current President Vladimir Putin, have also hinted at the application of psychotronic weapons. “Space-based systems and IT tools, especially in cyberspace, will play a great, if not decisive role in armed conflicts,” the Russian strongman wrote last year. “In a more remote future, weapon systems that use different physical principles will be created (beam, geophysical, wave, genetic, psychophysical and other types of weapons). All this will provide fundamentally new instruments for achieving political and strategic goals in addition to nuclear weapons.”
The now-fired defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov also made similar remarks while in charge of Moscow’s defense ministry. “The development of weaponry based on new physics principles; direct-energy weapons, geophysical weapons, wave-energy weapons, genetic weapons, psychotronic weapons, etc., is part of the state arms procurement program for 2011-2020,” he was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.
In his paper on unconventional research, despite advances in technology over the last two decades, Kernbach states that he does not believe human behavior can be controlled — yet. “However, we want to draw attention to the significant potential of a long-term use of these devices and the risk of unethical use of this technology,” he added. Kernbach also estimates that there are up to 500 Russian scientists still working on related research. As the “convergence” agenda between East and West marches onward, the potential implications of government mind-control efforts cannot be understated.
Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, politics, and more. He can be reached at anewman@thenewamerican.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Update 10.21.14

Harvard Researchers: Every 64 Days There's A Mass Shooting (UPDATED)

The graph below shows how the Harvard team plotted the increase in the rate of mass shootings since 2011:

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Harvard University researchers say U.S. mass shootings have surged in the last three years, contradicting earlier studies.
The Harvard researchers said the rate of mass shootings has increased threefold since 2011, occurring on average every 64 days, compared with an average of every 200 days in the years from 1982 to 2011.
The researchers used a database created by Mother Jones to look at mass shootings, which they defined as attacks that "took place in public, in which the shooter and the victims generally were unrelated and unknown to each other, and in which the shooter murdered four or more people."
The Harvard study echoes an FBI report last month that found active shooter incidents have risen dramatically in the last six years, with an average of 16.4 such shootings a year from 2007 to 2013, compared with an average of 6.4 shootings annually from 2000 to 2006. 

See also: December 3, 2014 - M.N.: "Any correlations are interesting."