Defending Neil deGrasse Tyson and his tweet about El Paso and Dayton

  • Mass shootings: Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, University of Texas, San Bernardino, Ft. Hood, Virginia Tech, Columbine, Mumbai, and Parkland
  • Aviation events: Lockerbie, Sioux City, Sully, Flight 800, ValuJet, Germanwings, 9/11, MH370, Tenerife, and Concorde
  • News media references similar past events when new ones occur,
  • Online content, either by individuals or organizations, that discuss the event, ranging from memorial sites to independent investigations and conspiracy theories,
  • Film and television productions, including documentaries, fictionalized versions of actual event, speculation, and fiction, that are about the event or issues related to the event (for example, the movies Sully, United 93, Bowling for Columbine, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and Hotel Mumbai), and
  • Political and policy positions, regulatory changes, or political campaign positions that are explicitly linked to one or more mass shooting or aviation events (for example, removing restrictions on the ownership of assault weapons or redesigning aircraft to include more secure cockpit doors).



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Todd Curtis (airsafe)

Todd Curtis (airsafe)

Former USAF and Boeing engineer and creator of aviation safety and security site