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Failure of initiative

by U.S. House of Representatives (Author), Jeffrey Jones (Editor)

The Select Committee identifies failures at all levels of government that significantly undermined and detracted from the heroic efforts of first responders, private individuals and organizations, faith-based groups, and others.

House Report 109-377. Union Calendar No. 205. Tom Davis, Chairman of the Select Bipartisan Committee. Tells the story of inadequate preparation and response in evacuations, medical care, communications, and contracting relating to Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast. Concludes that the government's best efforts, at all levels of government, were not good enough. The writers hope that their findings will prompt the changes needed to make all levels of government better prepared and better able to respond the next time.Tells the story of inadequate preparation and response in evacuations, medical care, communications, and contracting. Concludes that the government's best efforts, at all levels of government, were not good enough. The writers hope that their findings will prompt the changes needed to make all levels of government better prepared and better able to respond the next time.

Last updated 08/29/2021 by P. Higo
Coronavirus Politics The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19 (EBOOK)

by Scott L Greer (Author), Elizabeth King (Author), Elize Massard da Fonseca (Author), Andre Peralta-Santos (Author) COVID-19 is the most...

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Juneteenth (EBOOK)

LynnPeppas Every year on June 19th, people of all backgrounds celebrate the day that African Americans were freed from slavery in the United...

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Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance (EBOOK)

by Tareq Baconi Hamas rules Gaza and the lives of the two million Palestinians who live there. Demonized in media and policy debates, various...

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dereck Normally, the Research Blog describes library resources that might be useful to students and faculty. However, today we are departing from that mission to recognize Former Head of Circulation at the McNichols Campus Library Betty Nelson's son Derick who was killed six years ago, May 9, 2015. Today's blog is a reprise of a blog posted that summer.

It happens everyday. Everyday you watch the news and there is another story about a senseless shooting in some part of Detroit. If you pay any attention at all, it's only to shrug and think to yourself what's wrong with this city? Another anonymous casualty. But on May 9, 2015 a member of the library family, the Detroit Mercy family, became the victim. Betty Nelson's only child, Derick, was gunned down in the parking lot of his gated community apartment.

Derick6.1Derick earned his Bachelors in Computer and Information Systems and Masters in Information Assurance from Detroit Mercy. He worked in the library during the years he was attending school here and was well known and well liked by many among the Detroit Mercy community. Derick was a brilliant, creative and giving individual. He was the kind of person who would do anything for you. That may sound...

Last updated 05/07/2021 by J. Eisenstein
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