Virginia Tech Shootings Panel Seeks Reforms
Forbes’ headline, “Va. Tech Shootings Panel Seeks Reforms to an AP report jumped out at me. Not because I much cared about the recommendations that the panel issued to ward off a more-or-less unpreventable, one-off tragedy but because of the sheer foregone conclusion that it represents.
Has ever a panel been assembled to investigate anything that didn’t recommend reforms? Even if everyone involved had done the most admirable job imaginable — which, admittedly, is seldom if ever true — the mere empaneling of a study group virtually demands that they find some flaws that must be corrected.