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    1. 1. VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE VA Police - Reno, NV Slideshow compiled by Officer Eric Alli Department of Veterans Affairs Indianapolis, Indiana
    2. 2. WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PROGRAM <ul><li>Examples of Workplace Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Review of incidents at VA Medical Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorism (Domestic and International) </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for further information </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Workplace Violence? <ul><li>Physical Assaults </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Assaults </li></ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Harassing Phone Calls </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidation </li></ul><ul><li>Violation of Protective Orders </li></ul><ul><li>Disorderly Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Stalking </li></ul>
    4. 4. Workplace Violence Facts <ul><li>70% of all workplace violence incidents do not get reported </li></ul><ul><li>Occupations most prone to violence are Police Officers, Mental Health Workers, Health Care Workers and Social Workers </li></ul><ul><li>There are 1.7 victims of workplace violence each year in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Each week an average of 20 people are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted at work </li></ul>
    5. 5. Workplace Violence Facts <ul><li>Government employees have a higher rate of violence than private sector employees </li></ul><ul><li>Women are over 8 times more likely to be victims of Workplace Violence than men </li></ul><ul><li>Homicide is the second leading cause of workplace deaths </li></ul><ul><li>Homicide is the #1 cause of workplace death for women </li></ul>
    6. 6. Prevention Strategies that Work <ul><li>Metal Detectors installed in a Detroit Hospital prevented the entry of 33 handguns, 1,324 knives, and 97 mace-type sprays in 6 months </li></ul><ul><li>A system of restricting movement of visitors in a NYC hospital using identification badges and passes limiting visitors reduced violent crime by 65% in 18 months </li></ul>
    8. 8. Salisbury, North Carolina August 3, 2000 6:00 PM <ul><li>Local Sheriffs Department transports an 83 year old wheelchair bound patient on oxygen to the local emergency room for involuntary commitment order. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Salisbury, North Carolina August 3, 2000 6:00 PM <ul><li>As Emergency Room employees are examining the patient, the patient pulls out a hidden .22 caliber handgun and shoots 45 year old Dr. Charles Flynn in the chest at a distance of approximately 3 ½ feet. </li></ul><ul><li>The patient then shoots at fleeing employees without hitting his target. Other employees drag Flynn from the room. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Salisbury, North Carolina August 3, 2000 6:00 PM <ul><li>VA Police Officers Stephen Chandler and Timothy Nason exchange fire with the suspect. The suspect is shot in the head and dies in the Emergency Room. No other employees were injured. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Salisbury, North Carolina August 3, 2000 6:00 PM <ul><li>Flynn is immediately airlifted from the scene from a helicopter that was on the property to transport an unrelated patient. </li></ul><ul><li>Flynn survives the shooting. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Buffalo, New York August 17, 2001 11:15 AM <ul><li>Parking attendant stops 39 year old army veteran to prevent him from driving down the wrong way on a one-way street. Veteran shoots the attendant in the neck with a .22 rifle. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Buffalo, New York August 17, 2001 11:15 AM <ul><li>Veteran Proceeds into the Medical Center. VA Volunteer wrestles with the suspect and is shot in the hand. Volunteer is then stabbed twice with a large knife. </li></ul><ul><li>Suspect then fires several rounds in the atrium, pharmacy and E.R. A File Clerk is then stabbed in the chest. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Buffalo, New York August 17, 2001 11:15 AM <ul><li>The suspect fled the scene and was arrested by the F.B.I. at his residence. All the victims survived. </li></ul><ul><li>VA Police Officers received their firearms the next day. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Temple, Texas October 7, 2001 11:00 AM <ul><li>73 year old patient enters a domiciliary with a 9mm handgun and shoots three people. 2 patients dead, one injured </li></ul>
    16. 16. San Juan, Puerto Rico April 24, 2002 7:15 PM <ul><li>VA Police Officer Jose Rodriguez-Reyes is working an outdoor gate to the facility. He is jumped by two men from behind, who attempt to take away his weapon. </li></ul>
    17. 17. San Juan, Puerto Rico April 24, 2002 7:15 PM <ul><li>Witnesses heard four shots. Officer Rodriguez-Reyes is found dead, shot in the head. He is the first armed Officer to die in the line of duty. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Murfreesboro, Tennessee October 7, 2003 7:30 AM <ul><li>EMS employee on administrative leave enters the VA with a shotgun, .38 caliber handgun and a .30-06 rifle. He shoots at a Human Resources employee hiding under a desk. Suspect then shot at a vacant office. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Murfreesboro, Tennessee October 7, 2003 7:30 AM <ul><li>After exiting the facility the suspect exchanged gunfire with VA Police Officers. The suspect then laid his weapon down and surrendered to VA Police. There were no injuries. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Amarillo, Texas November 13, 2003 8:30 AM <ul><li>42 year old psych patient opens fire on the outside the Emergency Room with a .22 rifle begging for the police to shoot him. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Amarillo, Texas November 13, 2003 8:30 AM <ul><li>VA Police Officers respond and disarm the suspect without any injuries to the suspect or others. The suspect was committed into the psych unit for medical treatment. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Dayton, Ohio March 31, 2004 07:10 AM <ul><li>37 year old male patient enters the Emergency Room complaining of a headache. Nurse gives the patient directions to a clinic. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Dayton, Ohio March 31, 2004 07:10 AM <ul><li>Patient pulls out a gun and holds the nurse hostage. VA Police respond and order the suspect to drop the gun. Patient refuses and is shot by Police. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Dayton, Ohio March 31, 2004 07:10 AM <ul><li>Patient survives the shooting. Nurse receives minor injuries during the incident. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Jackson, Mississippi May 12, 2004 11:55 AM <ul><li>VA Police shoot at car thieves who attempt to run them over. Suspect survives and is charged with Attempted Murder of a Police Officer </li></ul>
    26. 26. Fayetteville, N Carolina December 12, 2005 8:15 PM <ul><li>VA Employee Arthur James Charland, (Pharmacy Technician) enters the VA Medical Center with a 12 gauge shotgun. He shot fellow employee Linda Levington at a close distance, killing her instantly. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Fayetteville, N Carolina December 12, 2005 8:15 PM <ul><li>Charland then turns himself into VA Police Officers and admitted what he did. He walks back to show Officers the victims body. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Other VA Incidents October 28, 2002 <ul><li>Student Nurse at a VA returns to the University of Arizona, shoots and kills three of his professors for giving him bad grades </li></ul>
    29. 29. Other VA Incidents <ul><li>1995 – VA Nurse Kristen Gilbert is convicted of killing four patients, and attempting to kill 3 others. </li></ul><ul><li>1997 – 48 year old patient shoots and kills Dr. Ralph Carter at the Jackson, MS VAMC before turning the gun on himself </li></ul><ul><li>2000 – Dr. Michael Swango is convicted of murdering three of his patients at the VA in Long Island, New York </li></ul>
    30. 30. Other VA Incidents <ul><li>2001 – Veteran enters VA regional office in Atlanta, GA and holds a shotgun under his chin for several hours before surrendering </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – Armed suspects hold VA Pharmacy employees hostage while committing a robbery in Boston, MA </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – VA Researcher convicted in the negligent homicide of a patient in Albany, New York </li></ul>
    31. 31. VA Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty <ul><li>Police Officer Marvin C. Bland    VA Police – Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>   End of Watch: Friday, September 6, 1985    Cause of Death: Automobile accident </li></ul><ul><li>Police Officer Mark S. Decker    United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police, US (Ohio)    End of Watch: Friday, January 31, 1986    Cause of Death: Gunfire </li></ul><ul><li>Police Officer Leonard B. Wilcox    United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police, US (Ohio)    End of Watch: Friday, January 31, 1986    Cause of Death: Gunfire </li></ul>
    32. 32. VA Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty <ul><li>Police Officer Ronald Hearn    US Department of Veterans Affairs Police, US (New York)    End of Watch: Monday, January 25, 1988    Cause of Death: Gunfire </li></ul><ul><li>Patrol Officer Garry Ross </li></ul><ul><li>End of Watch: Monday, December 24, 1990 Cause of Death: Heart attack </li></ul><ul><li>Police Officer Horst Harold Woods End of Watch: Tuesday, January 9, 1996 Cause of Death: Gunfire </li></ul><ul><li>Police Officer Jose Oscar Rodriguez-Reyes End of Watch: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 Cause of Death: Gunfire </li></ul>
    33. 33. Preventing Workplace Violence <ul><li>Notify the V.A. Police if you are the petitioner or respondent in a restraining order </li></ul><ul><li>Report any usual behaviors by your co-workers to your supervisor or the V.A. Police </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ignore minor incidents of violence. Minor incidents lead to major incidents. </li></ul><ul><li>Use code words if necessary to indicate potential violence to your co-worker </li></ul><ul><li>WORK AS A TEAM! </li></ul>
    34. 34. Personal Safety – At Work <ul><li>Keep Your Personal Property Locked </li></ul><ul><li>Do not keep your purse in your desk drawer </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t leave valuables in plain view to ‘invite’ a thief </li></ul><ul><li>Lock your office, even if you are gone for a short period of time </li></ul><ul><li>Keep personal property secured, even if you are in your work area </li></ul>
    35. 35. Personal Safety – At Work <ul><li>Call the VA Police if you are working in the building outside your normal work area. If an emergency occurs, we will know where to locate you </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans Affairs Police Officers will provide you an escort to your vehicle, anytime you feel your safety is at risk! </li></ul>
    36. 36. Personal Safety – On the Street <ul><li>Stay in well lit areas </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid walking in known trouble spots </li></ul><ul><li>Carry only what you need </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid carrying your purse </li></ul><ul><li>If you believe you are being followed, do not walk home. Try to stay in a public area </li></ul><ul><li>When approaching your vehicle have your keys ready </li></ul><ul><li>Carry a whistle </li></ul>
    37. 37. Personal Safety – At Home <ul><li>Always keep your doors and windows locked </li></ul><ul><li>Repairmen should never be let in unexpectedly. Always verify identity </li></ul><ul><li>Keep exterior of house clear from shrubs and brush blocking windows </li></ul><ul><li>Never give out any information over the telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program </li></ul>
    38. 38. Personal Safety – Your Car <ul><li>Always be alert!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your car in good working condition </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your windows up and doors locked </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your cell phone ready and charged </li></ul><ul><li>Try to travel in well populated areas </li></ul><ul><li>If you feel you are being followed, drive to the nearest police station </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t leave valuables in plain view </li></ul>
    39. 39. Prohibited Items / Activities <ul><li>Firearms / Ammunition </li></ul><ul><li>Knives (blades over 3” in length) </li></ul><ul><li>Mace / OC (Pepper Spray) </li></ul><ul><li>Brass Knuckles / Other Weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Unauthorized Photography </li></ul>
    40. 40. Contacting VA Police - Reno <ul><li>EMERGENCIES Ext. 7777 </li></ul><ul><li>Ext. 1234 Non-Emergency Calls </li></ul><ul><li>External Line (775) 328-1234 </li></ul><ul><li>The VA Police Office is located in the hallway near the Outpatient Pharmacy (next to SPD) Room GD136 </li></ul>
    41. 41. TERRORISM “It is the duty for every Muslim to kill Americans, civilian and military, who can do it in any country” – Osama Bin Laden
    42. 42. Terrorism <ul><li>F.B.I Records from 1980 until 1999: </li></ul><ul><li>272 terrorist incidents on U.S. Soil </li></ul><ul><li>55 suspected terrorist incidents </li></ul><ul><li>130 terrorist preventions </li></ul><ul><li>2001 there were 348 attacks, 4,655 dead </li></ul>
    43. 43. Terrorism Tactics <ul><li>Biological Attacks (Smallpox, Anthrax) </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Attacks (VX Nerve Agent) </li></ul><ul><li>Radiological Attacks (dirty bombs) </li></ul><ul><li>IED (Improvised Explosive Device) </li></ul><ul><li>Kidnappings / Murder (Conventional) </li></ul><ul><li>Hijackings </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber-terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Threats of any of the above </li></ul>
    44. 44. Terrorism in the U.S. September 6, 1901 <ul><li>First terrorist act of the 1900’s was the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901 by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. </li></ul>
    45. 45. Terrorism in the U.S. August 24, 1970 <ul><li>In a protest of the Vietnam War, a car bomb explodes outside Sterling Hall at University of Wisconsin. One dead, one injured </li></ul>
    46. 46. Terrorism in the U.S. December 29, 1975 <ul><li>Bomb detonated at TWA Terminal in LaGuardia Airport. 11 Dead. Case remains unsolved. International terrorist are suspected. </li></ul>
    47. 47. Terrorism in the U.S. June 3, 1980 <ul><li>Bomb explodes at the Statue of Liberty causing $18,000 damage. No injuries Case remains unsolved. </li></ul>
    48. 48. Terrorism in the U.S. February 26, 1993 <ul><li>World Trade Center hit with a car bomb. Six people killed, over 1,000 injured. Al-Qaeda terrorists take claim to the attack. </li></ul>
    49. 49. Terrorism in the U.S. February 23, 1997 <ul><li>Palestinian gunman opens fire at the observation deck of the Empire State Building killing 1, wounding 6 </li></ul>
    50. 50. Terrorism in the U.S. September 11, 2001 Attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., over 3000 dead
    52. 52. Bay Ridge, NY September 23, 2001 <ul><li>Two terrorist suspects arrested at the VA Medical Center in Bay Ridge, NY by VA Police and FBI agents </li></ul>
    53. 53. Bay Ridge, NY September 23, 2001 <ul><li>Suspects were found in possession of fake passports, VAMC floor plans and other material inside the parking garage </li></ul>
    54. 54. Washington D.C. VAMC October 25, 2001 <ul><li>Anthrax found at the VA Medical Center in Washington D.C. Five employees placed on precautionary antibiotics. </li></ul>
    55. 55. Albuquerque , New Mexico April 1, 2004 09:40 AM <ul><li>Manuel Medina, arrested for planning to blow up the VA Hospital after his failed attempt at blowing up the Federal Building downtown with over 1 lb. of explosives in his vehicle </li></ul>
    56. 56. Salt Lake City, Utah May 20, 2004 3:50 PM <ul><li>Veteran upset with his treatment makes an small bomb out of fireworks and shrapnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 100 patients evacuated. Device is disarmed by local Bomb Squad. Patient was arrested by VA Police and the F.B.I. </li></ul>
    57. 57. Seattle, Washington August 22, 2005 <ul><li>Federal Agents arrest Veteran Charles Whitaker for planning to blow up the VA Regional Office in Seattle, Washington. </li></ul>
    58. 58. Seattle, Washington August 22, 2005 <ul><li>Agents found guns and manuals for bomb making and booby traps after raiding his apartment. Criminal trial is pending. </li></ul>
    60. 60. Al-Qaeda <ul><li>Al-Qaeda “The Base”, lead by Osama Bin Laden has the goal of killing US Military and Citizens anywhere in the world </li></ul>
    61. 61. Al-Qaeda Attacks against the U.S. <ul><li>November 13, 1995 bombing of US Military complex in Riyadh (7 Dead) </li></ul><ul><li>June 25, 1996 car bomb explodes outside of Khobar Towers Military Complex in Saudi Arabia (19 dead) </li></ul><ul><li>August 7, 1998 car bombs in Kenya and Tanzania (224 dead) </li></ul><ul><li>Bombing of U.S.S. Cole (17 dead) </li></ul><ul><li>September 11 th attacks around US (2985 dead) </li></ul>Khobar Towers
    62. 62. Hezbollah <ul><li>Hezbollah, has the goal liberating Lebanon from Israel. Opposes administration of Arafat in Palestine. </li></ul>
    63. 63. Hezbollah Attacks against U.S. <ul><li>April 18, 1983 bombing, US Embassy in Beirut (63 dead) </li></ul><ul><li>October 23, 1983 bombing US Marine barracks in Beirut, (299 dead) </li></ul><ul><li>April 12, 1984 bombing of restaurant near USAF base in Torrejon, Spain (18 dead) </li></ul><ul><li>September 20, 1984 bomb attack, US Embassy in Beirut (23 dead) </li></ul><ul><li>November 20, 1984 bombing of US Embassy again in Beirut (24 dead) </li></ul>
    64. 64. Hezbollah Attacks against U.S. <ul><li>July 14, 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847 killing US Navy diver Robert Stetham </li></ul><ul><li>February 17, 1988 kidnapping and execution of Lt. Col. William Higgens </li></ul><ul><li>Also involved in kidnapping of Terry Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>Kidnapping and the execution of Col. William Buckley </li></ul><ul><li>Involved in the bombing attack of military complex at Khobar Towers </li></ul>
    65. 65. Hamas <ul><li>Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) based out of Palestine and opposes any peace movement between the US, Israel and the Middle East. </li></ul>
    66. 66.
    67. 67. Unsuccessful Terrorist Attacks <ul><li>Millennium plot to bomb L.A. International </li></ul><ul><li>Plot to bomb NYC Subways </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to blow up 13 U.S. airliners </li></ul><ul><li>Assassination of President George Bush </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Reid “Shoe Bomber” plot to blow up an airliner over the Atlantic Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Nuradin Abdi plotted to blow up an Ohio shopping mall in Ohio for Al-Qaeda </li></ul>
    69. 69. Domestic Terrorism <ul><li>Oklahoma City Bombing was the largest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. History </li></ul>
    70. 70. Domestic Terrorism <ul><li>168 people were killed along with 19 children. 842 injuries were reported, 50% were from flying glass </li></ul>
    71. 71. Domestic Terrorism <ul><li>Timothy McVeigh once sought treatment at a VA facility but was denied because he didn’t want to use his real name </li></ul>
    72. 72. Domestic Terrorism <ul><li>Eric Robert Rudolph, Olympic Park bomber, bombed a nightclub, abortion clinic Killed 2 injured 150 </li></ul>
    73. 73. Domestic Terrorism <ul><li>Theodore Kaczynski “Unabomber” , killed 3, wounded 29 over a period of 18 years </li></ul>
    74. 74. Earth Liberation Front <ul><li>Unknown number of members, no centralized office location </li></ul><ul><li>$100+ Million Dollars damage since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Claimed responsibility of arson in Bloomington in 2000 and 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Suspected in damage to Wal-Mart in Martinsville, Indiana under construction </li></ul>
    75. 75. Earth Liberation Front
    76. 76. Earth Liberation Front
    77. 77. Earth Liberation Front
    78. 78. Earth Liberation Front
    79. 79. Animal Liberation Front <ul><li>Unknown number of members, no centralized office location </li></ul><ul><li>Against all animal testing including for medical purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Claimed responsibility of 2002 arson of Bloomington Poultry Farm Truck </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the 90’s, they were responsible for $3 million damage to Medical Research Facilities, $500,000 at a VA Facility in AZ </li></ul>
    80. 80. Animal Liberation Front
    81. 81. Animal Liberation Front
    82. 82. Animal Liberation Front
    83. 83. PROTECTING YOURSELF <ul><li>Identify potential targets in your area </li></ul><ul><li>Know your escape route and practice it often </li></ul><ul><li>Know your best chances on surviving an armed encounter </li></ul><ul><li>Surviving a Hostage Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Bomb Threats / Finding a Bomb </li></ul><ul><li>Surviving in a collapsed building </li></ul>
    84. 84. KNOW YOUR ESCAPE ROUTE AND PRACTICE IT OFTEN <ul><li>Familiarize yourself with all stairways in your area, use them on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Use more than one way to leave your work area (combination of hallways and stairs) </li></ul><ul><li>If possible set up your office for quick escape route </li></ul><ul><li>Know your emergency numbers </li></ul>
    85. 85. KNOW YOUR BEST CHANCES ON SURVIVING AN ARMED ENCOUNTER <ul><li>Moving targets are more difficult to hit than stationary. Run in a zig-zag pattern </li></ul>
    86. 86. KNOW YOUR BEST CHANCES ON SURVIVING AN ARMED ENCOUNTER <ul><li>Use of cover and concealment in a shooting </li></ul>
    87. 87. KNOW YOUR BEST CHANCES ON SURVIVING AN ARMED ENCOUNTER <ul><li>Mental Survival after the incident (seeking professional assistance) </li></ul>
    88. 88. HOSTAGE SITUATIONS <ul><li>First few moments are most critical. Remain calm and do not speak unless absolutely necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Do not attempt to escape unless death is imminent and there is a good chance your escape plan will work </li></ul><ul><li>Try to stay low to the ground and avoid sudden movements </li></ul><ul><li>Memorize physical traits of your captors </li></ul><ul><li>Do not complain. Avoid being belligerent </li></ul>
    89. 89. Finding a Bomb <ul><li>Bombs can be manufactured in any way, shape or form. They can also be detonated by any means, such as by remote, motion, light wires, timers etc. </li></ul>
    90. 90. DON’T TOUCH A BOMB!
    91. 91. Finding a Suspected Bomb (VA Policy 07B-07) <ul><li>Do not touch anything, leave everything how you find it (lights, doors, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Call VA Police Emergency at 7777 </li></ul><ul><li>Assign an employee to prevent anyone from touching or moving the object </li></ul><ul><li>Question area occupants for ownership </li></ul>
    92. 92. SURVIVAL IN A COLLPSED BUILDING <ul><li>If you’re not trapped get out as soon as possible and remain calm. Stay low to avoid breathing smoke or fumes </li></ul><ul><li>IF YOU ARE TRAPPED: </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in your area so you don’t kick up dust. Cover your nose and mouth with a wet cloth </li></ul><ul><li>Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can hear you. Do not scream or yell as you may inhale toxic dust </li></ul>
    93. 93. SURVIVAL IN A COLLPSED BUILDING <ul><li>ARTI recommends not hiding under a desk as most recent studies conclude most victims are crushed underneath their desks </li></ul>
    94. 94. SURVIVAL IN A COLLPSED BUILDING <ul><li>ARTI also suggests not staying in your vehicle. They recommend immediately outside of your vehicle in a ‘void’ area </li></ul>
    95. 95. Domestic Terrorist and Anti-Government Websites <ul><li> - Opposition of psychiatric care </li></ul><ul><li> - Anti Social Workers website </li></ul><ul><li> - Indiana Militia </li></ul><ul><li> - Anarchist and Activist News </li></ul><ul><li> - Police Officer Directory </li></ul><ul><li> - “ Pushing the limits of free speech” </li></ul><ul><li> – “Constitutionalist” candidate site </li></ul><ul><li> - Anti-Government Website </li></ul>
    96. 96. International Terrorist Sites <ul><li> - Official Hamas Site </li></ul><ul><li> - Official Hezbollah Site </li></ul><ul><li> - Jihad site for Afghanistan, Chechnya and Palestine </li></ul><ul><li> - features a 30 minute recruiting video from Bin Laden </li></ul><ul><li> - Postings of statements and readings from Bin Laden </li></ul><ul><li> - featured quotations from bin Laden and religious legal rulings justifying the attacks of 9/11 and other assaults on the United States and Israel </li></ul>
    97. 97. Internet Sources for VA Employees <ul><li> - Semi annual reports from the VA Office of Inspector General includes crime at VA’s </li></ul><ul><li> - Online Publications of terrorist reports and other resources </li></ul><ul><li> - Independent institute dedicated to the research and prevention of terrorist acts </li></ul><ul><li> - U.S. Department of Homeland Security </li></ul><ul><li> - U.S. State Department </li></ul><ul><li> - Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health </li></ul>
    98. 98. Publications from VA Police (available by e-mail in .pdf format) [email_address] <ul><li>Global Patterns of Terrorism, released April 2004 (US State Department) </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to a Biological or Chemical Attack (Bureau of Diplomatic Security) </li></ul><ul><li>OSHA Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers </li></ul><ul><li>OSHA Workplace Violence Fact Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>VA OIG Semi-Annual Report to Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Violence – Occupational Hazards in Hospitals (Center for Disease Control) </li></ul>
    99. 99. Questions ?