Hollywood Liberal: Mediators, Not Armed Guards, Needed To Prevent School Shootings

Russell Simmons, who has his own armed security staff, thinks school shootings could be avoided if all schools had unarmed mediators to counsel potential mass murderers:

Simmons asked for funding for nonprofit organizations like Life Camp, Man Up and I Love My Life that promote peace through unarmed patrol officers and offer counseling to emotionally troubled people.

Simmons also clumped together mass shootings such as Sandy Hook with gun violence in Chicago, which claimed 56 young lives in just one weekend. Simmons did not mention that Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country.

Posted by: DMartyr at 12:35 PM


1 Can't mediate with a sucking Chest wound.

Posted by: Timothy J. McCorkle at January 15, 2013 12:41 PM

2 So how are the Chicago gun laws working for you?
Gang members against gang members works for me.

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 15, 2013 12:43 PM

3 Actually, Chicago funds a group that claims to be providing unarmed mediators. Can't remember their name, but you can see how successful the approach is.

(Of course, some of the groups staff have been arrested while in possession of drugs, and the group is run by "former" gang members, so...)

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 15, 2013 12:56 PM

4 Yeah, I'd love to see a mediator try and tell MS-13 that their being naughty boys for shooting people. Can you say "dead meat."

Posted by: Moshe ben Avram at January 15, 2013 12:56 PM

5 And just who's going to be stupid enough to apply for this job and who's to say they aren't going to run like hell at the first sight of trouble. I swear liberalism is a mental impairment.

Posted by: Tricky Dick at January 15, 2013 01:59 PM

6 "Unarmed mediator"? You mean, like the principal at Sandy Hook elementary?

Posted by: valerie at January 15, 2013 03:24 PM

7 I partially agree, but only partially. Mediators are not a replacement for self defense, but assuming they would engage with troubled kids before the trouble starts, its a nice thing to have. Once junior shows up at school with his mother's shotgun though, the talking has stopped.

Posted by: You Have An Ugly Goat at January 15, 2013 03:37 PM

8 lets see here,i can hear the recruiters speech now;all ya gotta do is mediate that ar-15 outta his hands and everything will be cool......................

Posted by: old cowboy at January 15, 2013 04:24 PM

9 ROFL cowboy!

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 15, 2013 05:54 PM

10 My kids' school district has its own police department. :) They mediate with deadly force as an option.

Posted by: Fasternu426 at January 15, 2013 05:56 PM

11 You all saw Lanza, who wants to negotiate and counsel him? Step right up and get shot. That monster should have been taken off the street permanently years ago.

Posted by: Mark at January 15, 2013 07:22 PM

12 Sounds like bring___ a forked tongue to a gun fight.

Posted by: warpig at January 15, 2013 07:40 PM

13 Greetings:

Didn't that little Napoleon guy say something about, "There you stand with your book of laws and here I stand with my bayonets>" or some such ???

Posted by: 11B40 at January 15, 2013 08:40 PM

14 Will the mediators be dressed in purple blarney dinosaur suits and singing 'I love you, you love me'? Cause that makes folks feel all cuddly. Except me. It makes me want to kick his lizard ass.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 15, 2013 08:46 PM

15 I've seen gory vids of mexican drug cartels chopping up people into small parts, use a chain saw to kill a man with, I saw what was left at Beslan.
Some people you cannot mediate with, ever.

Posted by: obsidian at January 17, 2013 10:23 PM

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