[Ads-l] active shooter = mass murderer

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Tue Dec 10 07:20:31 EST 2019


    
    	
    	
    	It’s not a written statement; she was speaking. (Hence the conjugation error.) She didn’t appear to be reading from a prepared statement, although it looked like she had notes. As far as I know, there is no published transcript. I transcribed it from the video.


    	
    
  From: American Dialect Society <ads-l at listserv.uga.edu> on behalf of Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 8:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [ADS-L] active shooter = mass murderer Just looks like a bad cut-and-paste from some previous statement.

On Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 8:42 AM <dave at wilton.net> wrote:

> From the 8 December 2019 press conference about the Pensacola shooting. FBI
> Agent Rachel Rojas speaking:
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> "We are, as we do in most active-shooter investigations, work [sic] with
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> presumption that this is an act of terrorism."
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOZeoZm2ECI
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> At the 5:50 mark of the video
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> Normally, "active shooter" is used to designate a person or situation who
> presents a current and ongoing threat. The utility of the term is in its
> role to alert first responders. Once the shooting is over and the
> investigation begins, it is no longer "active."
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> --Dave Wilton
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