The Boston Marathon Bombings And The World Trade Center

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The Boston Marathon Bombings
According to American Police Beat, “the average response time for an emergency call is 10 minutes” (Women 's Self Defense Institute, 2014). When you think of the amount of time ten minutes actually is, you realize that that response time is not adequate. When it came to catastrophic situations like the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and the elementary school shooting at Sandy Hook, the police weren’t as quick as they strived to be. After the first bombing at the World Trade Center occurred, New York City decided to set up an emergency management center, that way the police department and other first responders were able to communicate and join forces in case this type of situation were to happen again. However, this was not as successful as they had hoped when 9/11 happened. After 9/11 and other tragedies like it, the police have been trying to learn from their mistakes as much as possible that way they have a better outcome when problems like this arise again in the future. Police are continuing to train to make their response time quicker, to ensure police readiness and to strategize with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to make the outcome better. One situation that law enforcement put their training and knowledge to the test was at the Boston Marathon bombings. The Boston Marathon took place on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. A few hours after the first people crossed the finish line, the first
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