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Since 1999, there have been 626 violent deaths in U.S. houses of worship, according to statistics compiled by church security expert Carl Chinn. More deadly force incidents have occurred in Baptist churches during that timeframe than in churches of any other denomination, Chinn reported.

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Church Security

 



The strange seasonality of violence: Why April is ‘the beginning of the killing season’

April’s dangerous appeal


church security

http://www.timesdaily.com/opinion/editorials/churches-need-training-for-safety/article_fdfadd55-2844-54c1-99e2-d333a610afb6.html

http://wach.com/features/on-point/onpoint-on-wach-fox-churches-and-security-striking-the-right-balance

Church security relied on training during tense situation

ISIS Kill List Names 15,000 Christian Americans Targeted for Death


Tyler pastor verbal deescalation

http://www.tylerpaper.com/TP-News+Local/224124/pastor-calms-man-during-church-threat

 

Verbal descalation

http://sheepdogchurchsecurity.net/church-security-articles/calming-the-storm

Packing Heat in Church

http://www.waaytv.com/appnews/packing-heat-in-church-a-look-into-training-church-security/article_ac37247a-e280-11e6-9073-276b2163fb50.html

http://www.newschannel6now.com/story/34394332/guns-in-churches-pastors-debate-church-security

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LAST RESORT

Been tracking this story..this is why I think we need to constantly remind our licensed to carry members that use of a gun in a perceived situation of self defense

importance of using a gun only as a very last resort.

The details of this incident did not become clear until recently. Up to that point, they looked to have been in the right, in terms of a justifiable defense.

1 Killed: MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016

Authorities say a dispute between two members of a suburban Philadelphia church during a Sunday worship service ended with one person shooting and killing the other. Both men involved were church members, and the incident occurred in an aisle between the front and back sections of the congregation’s worship center, and the shooting took place as worshipers sang a hymn.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/04/24/one-dead-and-one-cooperating-after-pennsylvania-church-shooting/

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/pennsylvania.church.shooting.suspect.in.killing.of.man.over.pew.seat.charged.with.manslaughter/85211.htm

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Churches take new security measures in face of terror threats

“…a car passed by the Riverside, Calif., church, slowing down as the front passenger leaned out of his window and bellowed menacingly through a bullhorn, according to witnesses.

“Allahu Akbar!” the unidentified man repeated several times as the unnerved parents drew their infants close and exchanged worried glances.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/20/nebraska-churches-bolster-security-measures-some-a/

http://www.omaha.com/living/more-places-of-worship-are-taking-precautions-including-adding-armed/article_a761edf8-e2e8-5a55-99a1-010a0735293c.html


Increase vigilance in MOW for 2 weeks following mass shooting, especially at a church.

https://asunow.asu.edu/content/researchers-find-mass-killings-school-shootings-are-contagious

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0117259


Pueblo religious leaders advised to adopt church-security plan

“Our people are our eyes and ears. They know when something is out of place..”


Violent Incidents at Churches Are Rising. 

Statistics from 2015 are the highest yet seen.  Carl Chinn (Kevin Trigueiro used to work with Carl Chinn at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs.  He is a very credible,  detailed man.

Church security a serious issue after shootings


In SC, armed guards, armed parishioners part of response to mass shootings


Prevention: Guns ‘N Moses

Most churches are “gun-free zones” but with recent attacks at churches, businesses and schools, people have to be mindful of the dangers and prepare themselves for the possibility of violence.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/sandsprings/guns-n-moses/article_4373a838-5c71-55db-9d83-12633ac75b68.html


WA Churches Step up Security in Wake of Arson

http://www.firehouse.com/news/12215108/vancouver-wa-area-churches-beef-up-security-amid-arsons


CCW

http://abcnews4.com/galleries/live-blog-2nd-day-begins-in-penalty-phase-of-roofs-trial-after-push-to-speed-up-by-judge

Training

http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_34ed5590-d3aa-11e6-8ad4-43fa7816c828.html

Good samaritan killed

http://www.ksat.com/news/national/san-antonio-mall-robbery-leaves-good-samaritan-dead


 

Shooting near church

http://www.dailyprogress.com/man-pleads-not-guilty-to-shooting-man-in-head-near/article_8cbd4b46-bafa-5b03-bb3e-5911a50e0354.html

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/27/manhunt-launched-for-mississippi-man-eyed-in-3-shootings-2-deaths.html

http://www.trunews.com/article/shooting-at-church-group-super-bowl-partyhttp://www.progress-index.com/news/20170130/man-shot-outside-petersburg-church

http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/news/main-news/police-argument-led-to-shooting-in-abilene-church-parking-lot/654522399

Attempted kidnapping after Bible Study

Church breakins/vandalism

Tyler church robberies  – http://www.kltv.com/story/34623890/suspect-in-tyler-church-burglaries-arrested

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Security-Camera-Church-Vandal_Los-Angeles-414869533.html

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/02/27/churches-increase-security-after-robberies-newburyport/

http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Front-Page/2016/11/30/Five-area-churches-hit-with-break-ins.html

Church Arson

http://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/teen-charged-with-arson-in-fire-at-middletowns-tytus-avenue-first-church-of-god

Youth worker  victim in triple homicide
Watsonville churchgoers’ cars, belongings stolen during services

Pastor subdues gunman

Pastor hailed as hero after getting shot while trying to subdue church gunman

Intruder caught on camera in KC church

Fort Pierce church arson caught on video leads to arrest of suspect

Man accused of shooting girlfriend outside church to stand trial

Chaos erupts in Detroit church after protests during service

Men accused of trying to burglarize Waynesboro Korean Baptist Church

Thieves steal thousands of dollars of equipment from church

Man injured in shooting outside Gresham church

Police: Son, ‘moved by the message,’ sought to kill father in church

POLICE: HUSBAND, WIFE DEAD IN MURDER-SUICIDE OUTSIDE CHURCH ON WEST SIDE

http://abc7chicago.com/news/husband-wife-dead-in-murder-suicide-outside-church-on-west-side/1451304/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-violence-20160731-story.html

Police: Man shoots father at Baltimore church  –  Shooting took place during funeral reception. Brother of deceased shot his own father.

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/baltimore-police-investigate-shooting-at-church/39941640

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-church-shooting-20160607-story.html

Woman accidentally shot in the leg at Phoenix church

http://www.christiandaily.com/article/woman-accidentally-shot-in-the-leg-at-phoenix-church-days-after-arizona-governor-signs-pro-gun-bills/52724.htm

Worship Leader killed: Murderer Finally Convicted After Attacking Creflo Dollar’s Church

A jury convicted a former World Changers employee after he opened fire on Creflo Dollar’s church and killed a worship leader.

http://www.charismanews.com/us/57238-murderer-finally-convicted-after-attacking-creflo-dollar-s-church

May 22, 2016: Mexican Hitmen Raid Church amid Increasing Drug War Violence

Violence in Mexico has seen a sharp increase since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in 2012, and murder rates have also risen in states where it wasn’t an issue before, but Colima and Veracruz are on the top of the list, as in the latter, at least eight people were killed, while one was pulled from a church, local news outlets reported Sunday.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Mexican-Drug-War-Knows-No-Boundaries-Hitmen-Raid-Church-20160522-0041.html

1 Injured: May 20, 2016

Dorchester man arraigned in shooting outside church

BOSTON: A 52-year-old grandmother had just left a family prayer service at a Dorchester church last Friday evening, and got into the front seat of her son’s car. Then bullets started flying.

One pierced the windshield and grazed her forehead, as her grandson sat in the back seat.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/2016/05/20/dorchester-man-arraigned-shooting-outside-church/R6i4mYp4QlM7F7JtuFsDTI/story.html


1 Injured: May 19, 2016

Grand jury indicts woman in Kalihi church shooting of ex-boyfriend

OAHU: A 59-year-old Palama woman was indicted by an Oahu grand jury Wednesday for allegedly shooting her former boyfriend in the back at a Kalihi church just after the man had been baptized.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/grand-jury-indicts-woman-in-kalihi-church-shooting-of-ex-boyfriend/


2 Injured: SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Two men were shot during an altercation at the Greater Mt. Sinai Church located near N. 60th and Custer Avenue on Saturday, April 30th. Police say as attendees were leaving the church, an altercation occurred during which a 29-year-old Milwaukee man was shot.

http://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/emergency-crews-respond-to-milwaukee-church-shooting

Two men shot following funeral service at Greater Mt. Sinai Church in Milwaukee

http://fox6now.com/2016/04/30/breaking-milwaukee-police-respond-to-shooting-at-greater-mt-sinai-church/


1 Killed: MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016

Authorities say a dispute between two members of a suburban Philadelphia church during a Sunday worship service ended with one person shooting and killing the other. Both men involved were church members, and the incident occurred in an aisle between the front and back sections of the congregation’s worship center, and the shooting took place as worshipers sang a hymn.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/25/argument-leads-to-deadly-shooting-at-pennsylvania-church.html

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/04/24/one-dead-and-one-cooperating-after-pennsylvania-church-shooting/

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/pennsylvania.church.shooting.suspect.in.killing.of.man.over.pew.seat.charged.with.manslaughter/85211.htm

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http://www.dailyprogress.com/manslaughter-trial-opens-for-man-in-church-shooting-death/article_d714d835-2637-5a10-aeaf-6bc59529f269.html

http://www.timesherald.com/general-news/20161102/montgomery-township-church-shooter-testifies-he-was-afraid-for-his-life

http://6abc.com/news/montco-church-member-charged-in-fatal-shooting/1313599/


3 Killed: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH 2016

Blount County, TN – The gunman in Tuesday’s shooting and chase in Blount County is also linked to a church fire. ABC 33/40 confirmed Daniel Blackmon is a person of interest in the April 10 fire at Cedar Grove Baptist.

http://abc3340.com/news/local/blount-county-shooting-suspect-identified


1 KILLED: Volunteer Prayer leader shot 12 times during service

Witnesses say Palmer (suspect) had been pacing back and forth during the prayer service but stopped as he approached the front of the chapel. Palmer began shooting when he reached the pulpit and continued to shoot McDowell once he’d fallen to the floor, witnesses told police. An investigation revealed McDowell was shot 12 times, including one bullet that went through his heart and caused profuse bleeding.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/floyd-palmer-ga-megachurch-shooting-suspect-to-face-murder-trial/


Pastor  Shot: March 8, 2016

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – North Idaho pastor shot.  Gunman had been at the church for hours before the shooting on Sunday. They are still searching for a motive of shooting of a local pastor on Sunday. The pastor received multiple gunshots, but survived.

http://www.krem.com/news/local/kootenai-county/police-search-for-n-idaho-church-shooting-suspect/70827424

 


3 Wounded at Church Funeral

NEW JERSEY: Trenton brothers admit targeting city man at Galilee Baptist Church shooting. Brothers Samuel and Samier Vincent, both of Trenton, admitted they fired into a crowd of mourners gathered at Galilee Baptist Church on April 22, 2014, for the funeral of 19-year-old Cagney Roberts. Three people were wounded in the melee, targeting unnamed North Trenton gang members.
http://www.trentonian.com/article/TT/20160510/NEWS/160519983