Sandra Lopez suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and needs treatment for a back injury she got while running away from the fake shooter
My submarine in the Navy didn't even run drills like this. We knew they were coming. We played them out as if it were real, but with the calm it is hoped can be maintained if they ARE real. Instilling that calm is the frickin point of drills!
I remember when Hemant posted about this, Catholic Charities is lucky that none of the employees had cardiac troubles.
I wish for Ms Lopez to win and that others will follow her example.
"𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘦𝘹𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘹𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴."
Leave it to a Catholic organization to hire the one loony rent-a-terrorist who's 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 into raping kids. Was he going for Felony Bingo, or something?
Stupid doesn't begin to describe this stunt. Who ever signed off on it clearly lacks the ability to think even one step ahead.
"Channels has since said he was doing everything by the book "
What the fuck book was that? 'The Dangerous Book for Boys'?
Well, it's pretty clear someone has been in possession of the Idiot Ball for entirely too long.
This is NOT how a drill is run. This is a bad episode of J@ck@ss. No useful information was gained, people were terrorized, and undoubtedly several injuries were inflicted. Drills serve the useful purpose of helping people learn to deal with a crisis situation; this comes off as a particularly mean-spirited joke by the leadership against the employees for amusement value.
I really hope Mrs. Lopez wins her suit.
The Catholic Church: now as always the world leader in make-believe.
The operant phrase here is: WARNING. Obviously, there was none.
Back when I was in school and a fire drill or something like that was planned, we would know ahead of time that that drill was going to happen. Also, when civil defense was doing drills in the age of the Cold War, we were also warned. Local authorities were also alerted to the planned exercise, and frequently were involved with it. In this case, the Omaha branch of Catholic Charities apparently thought they could go it alone without consequences. Clearly, they thought wrong, tragically so.
And at the risk of indulging in Schadenfreude, I hope they pay an equally severe price for their stupidity.
Obviously, Channels is a criminally stupid ammosexual (just what this country needs. /s), but I'm much more concerned about him being an alleged rapist and kiddie porn enthusiast.
Did these idiots not do even the most basic vetting before hiring this guy?
It's pretty obvious, the other charges not withstanding, he wanted to scare people into buying guns.
Once again, the Catholic Church...an institution built on fakery...does very real damage with yet another bit of fakery they ginned up.
If it hadn't already been abundantly clear, the RCC are sadists who don't give a good goddamn who they hurt. They are the very antithesis of "pro-life" and have been for two millennia.
OT: The GOP has made another clear announcement of what they're really all about.
How long till we see the defense that lying to employees and endangering their welfare is a right protected absolutely by the first amendment? "Your Honor, if the court rules that we do not have a right to tell lies, we'll be out of business in a matter of months!"
As a technical note, workers' comp will not cover these injuries, because they do not meet the standard definition of work causation, i.e., "arose out of and in the course of..." So, Catholic Charities is opened up to direct lawsuits from employees, defeating the very "exclusive remedy" that protects workers and employer through workers' compensation insurance laws. This is a potentially very large windfall for a plaintiff lawyer willing to take on Catholic Church, Inc., the wealthiest industry on the planet.
OT: My corporate communications office sent an email at 4:53pm wishing us a happy International Women's Day. Despite the fact that the communications department consists of women, we can see how women rank in the company.
OT: Anyone else notice how much quieter it is on these boards since NoGodz's laptop went kaput? I can think of other posters I'd much rather like to hear less from, but it's too quiet.
Jesus himself approved the drill.