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    A Good Reminder

    This is an excellent reminder of the dangers of proned suspects. After the intro it's the first segment and runs to about 7:30 minutes. Basically it's about the research Dr. Bill Lewinsky and the Force Science Institute are conducting into proned suspects presenting a gun and firing on officers. It was very eye opening.

    Daily Planet : March 11, 2010

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    AWESOME video.
    "If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970

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    A suspect can fire in a quarter of a second. Wow. It's good they are studying this scientifically. Hope you all stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    A suspect can fire in a quarter of a second. Wow. It's good they are studying this scientifically. Hope you all stay safe.
    So can we, the problem is you have to add a half to three quarters of a second in reaction time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    So can we, the problem is you have to add a half to three quarters of a second in reaction time.
    This
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

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    I seriously applaud the effort of this study. It would have been better and real world had they also done this study in a darkened situation. My download time is lagging so they may have and I didn't see it. The idea to educate the public is spot on and I agree wholeheartedly. However, it is much harder to see those microsecond clues that you are about to be shot when trying to find them in the dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    So can we, the problem is you have to add a half to three quarters of a second in reaction time.

    You have to add three hours here to get a boss to authorise you!!!
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