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Week 448
July 27, 2009

Editor's Note:

A little more than 25 years ago, a gunman killed nearly two dozen innocents at a McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, Calif. The event shook the nation, dominated the headlines, and ultimately helped to bring some positive changes to law enforcement — the McDonald’s Massacre continues to be taught in the Street Survival Seminar. This somber anniversary serves as a reminder that on any given day, tragedy like this can be brought by any number of bad actors out there. We know you’re ready.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Police help a wounded customer out of McDonald's after Huberty's rampage. (Photo: ClipSyndicate/CNN)

When James Huberty walked into a McDonald's restaurant 25 years ago this month, he knew he was going to kill somebody. He probably didn't know his murderous rampage would change how police departments work.

At 3:40 p.m. on July 18, 1984, Huberty carried a long-barreled Uzi semiautomatic rifle, a pump-action shotgun and a handgun into a McDonald's in San Ysidro, Calif. When the carnage ended, Huberty and 21 victims lay dead ... Full article
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James Huberty wasn’t the first active shooter in American history, but by now we all know of his horribly up-close-and-personal homicidal rage in the San Ysidro McDonald’s Massacre 25 years ago. Not only was it shocking to the psyche of the American public (and law enforcement), but it could also be said that the McDonald’s Massacre was the final nail in the coffin of the resistance to modernizing law enforcement ... Full column
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