From: ILPI Support <info**At_Symbol_Here**ILPI.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] ACS and other resources on rainbow experiment and other demonstrations
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 13:33:16 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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You PROSECUTE the person who performed this "experiment".  Yeah, I know, poor naive teacher, I'm sure he/she feels awful.  Well, boo-hoo.  In my mind this is no different than if someone without a driver's license drove a bus full of preschool kids off an overpass.  Houston has a chance to take stand and make a difference here, to be the vanguard of making people think about safety.  And they will likely piss it away.  Charge the teacher, let him/her cop it down to a misdemeanor, whatever, but PROSECUTE because that will make way more headlines and way more impact.  I cite the prosecution of Patrick Harran in the death of Sheri Sangji as a powerful example.

I called the Houston DA's office yesterday - and they shunted me over to Communications instead of someone in enforcement, and all I got was a voicemail.  Despite leaving a voicemail that this demo is well known to be dangerous etc. and explaining that I would be willing to supply them with dozens of accounts where this nonsense has occurred again and again, I have not even received the courtesy of a reply.  I'll give it another day or two and another try before I assume they don't want no northerners telling them their business-.

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On May 18, 2017, at 11:02 AM, Wilhelm, Monique <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU> wrote:

So, how do we more adequately reach all of these teachers and others who do not have enough training?  What can WE do?  Is there any way to reach out to national news outlets and get a piece done about this on, after another major incident?  Who has the authority to do this?

Monique Wilhelm
Laboratory Manager
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Michigan - Flint

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