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    About time media did this...


    An excerpt from the article...(Taibbi is the reporter, Williams is a firearms scenario instructor)

    Our live-action scenario takes place in this make-believe bank. It may not be a darkened street, like the one the cops in the Sean Bell shooting faced, but trainer Wiliams says it holds similar elements: unexpected actions that demand instantaneous reactions. They’re never an easy task for a veteran cop, let alone a novice trainee like me.

    Williams: You’re being sent to a bank.

    Taibbi: Right.

    Williams: There’s a person there. He won’t leave. He has no bank business, as far as the manager can tell.

    Taibbi: And that’s it?

    Williams: That’s it. That’s all you got over the radio.

    Taibbi: Do I go in with the weapon drawn? Or is that up to me?

    Williams: That’s up to you.

    What dangers could be lurking just behind a door like this one? A cop never knows for sure, but does know that his life and the lives of others he’s sworn to protect could hang in the balance.

    Williams: Start scenario!

    Bank scenario #1:
    Bank Manager: Officer, officer. Over here.

    Taibbi: OK, you’re the manager?

    Bank Manager: I’m the bank manager, officer.

    Suspect rushes to Taibbi and shoots him in a barrage of bullets.

    Taibbi: Oh I did everything wrong there.

    As soon as I enter, I got distracted. I have no chance—never even pull out my gun.

    Taibbi: I felt them a little bit. Where did I get hit?

    Williams: You got hit here, here, here, here and here.

    Taibbi: I’m dead.

    Williams: Yes, most definitely.

    It all happened in the blink of an eye.

    Williams: Did you see the suspect with the fleece?

    Taibbi: I didn’t even look. I should have. I, I didn’t see him.

    Williams: Which is bad.

    My instructor said I should have ignored the bank manager and just focused on why I was there—the threat, while, at the same time, seeking out a safe zone.

    Any cop with more than a day of training knows the drill:
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    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
    That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
    And teeming with souls will it ever be.
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    I saw that report, Its about time.
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    This should be expanded... A shoot, don't shoot for all media. I'd donate the simunition.

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    I agree. Kudos to the reporter for actually reporting the facts, and not keeping it one-sided.

    The only critique I have about the piece is he said that Sean Bell was unarmed.

    He was behind the wheel of 1500lbs of metal that can go over a hundred miles per hour. To me, that's being armed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    This should be expanded... A shoot, don't shoot for all media. I'd donate the simunition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    This should be expanded... A shoot, don't shoot for all media. I'd donate the simunition.
    I'd donate the real bullets and an attorney.
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