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Mayor G.T. Bynum expresses encouraging words in light of El Paso, Dayton mass shootings

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 15:03:24-04

TULSA — Mayor G.T. Bynum tweeted Monday encouraging words in view of the recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton that occurred over the weekend.

Bynum expressed feelings that citizens "are not powerless" and that "law enforcement personnel are well trained to respond to incidents."

Bynum proceeded to provide a link to a report from the United States Secret Service that analyzes mass attacks.

Bynum posted the report which stated, "Because these acts are usually planned over a period of time, and the attackers often elicit concern from the people around them, there exists an opportunity to stop these incidents before they occur. Threat assessment is one of the most effective practices for prevention."

In the tweet, Bynum encourages anyone that sees or hears something that might raise a concern, to notify the Tulsa Police Department or to call 911.

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