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A state legislator plans to introduce a bill to change the legal standard for LE in California from using “objectively reasonable force” to “necessary force”
Cops have to make split-second decisions in situations that are tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving
They say in a crisis situation you will subconsciously revert back to the way that you have trained
The ‘Ferguson effect’ is a trend toward a reactionary model of policing where a proactive approach to crime fighting is significantly limited
2015 in Review
Know that if you do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons, the criminal justice system should still favor you and your actions, despite hostile press and public sentiment
“This is the law: The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.” — John Steinbeck
At times, officers in scenario-based training events may not truly respond the same way they would in an actual encounter on the street — some people just can’t get into role-playing
Give the word “Birmingham” lasting meaning, and don’t let the practice of proactive police work die
Although the mainstream media won’t report on the silent but steadfast support most citizens have for cops (good news is not good for revenues), we know that good people do exist
According to findings from a research team’s innovative experiments, officers are less likely to erroneously shoot unarmed black suspects than they were unarmed whites