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04-09-07, 09:23 PM #1GrasshopperVerified LEO
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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.
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:And Shepards we shall be,
for thee, My Lord, for thee,
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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04-09-07, 09:35 PM #2
I saw that report, Its about time."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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04-09-07, 10:09 PM #3
Go there and rate it.
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04-09-07, 10:16 PM #4
This should be expanded... A shoot, don't shoot for all media. I'd donate the simunition.
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04-10-07, 01:00 AM #5
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."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
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