a reply to: FormOfTheLord
I will be honest with you, looking at the replies in this thread,it is no wonder that people are being shot and killed by the police.
Like it or not,their training is what they have to fall back on in an emergency.That training is what keeps them alive to go home to their spouse and
kids. And yes it is a dangerous job and yes they knew that when they took it,but they still want to go home and relax at the end of the day like
anyone else. Are there bad cops out there? Oh you bet there are. The abuse and killing of people for no real reason makes my blood boil. But not every
case is a murder crazed cop on a rampage.
My brother in law is an ex cop. He starting his training as special forces in the Marines. I never was a fan of cops,but in the big scheme of things,
he was okay. I have read books on the polices training methods and why they train as they do. This in no way makes me an expert in police training,but
it did satisfy my questioning of their methods.
I know as a child I too grew up with cop shows on TV where they police are chasing someone and yell "stop or I'll shoot". Never happens in real
life,stop watching TV.
The police in TV shows shoot for the legs. That makes no sense. The legs can be hard to hit while in movement,and if hit,chances are you will hit a
major artery IF you hit them and they can bleed to death before help gets there.If you miss you stand the chance of a stray bullet going and hitting
an innocent bystander.They are taught to hit the area with the largest mass which is the chest,no stray bullets,hit the target,it can bounce around in
there,but you stand a better chance of being able to get the perp to a hospital.
People do not fall down as soon as they are shot! They are pumped up on adrenaline and will and do keep shooting or fighting back. Police training
says to keep shooting until the perp IS DOWN. Doesn't matter what others think about it,if you are shooting or fighting with the police,you take your
own life in your hands. Stop fighting or shooting and you won't have an issue.
Tazers work on BARE SKIN. Not on thick winter coats. It will do no good to shoot at a winter coat and think that somehow magically,the perp will go
down anyway. Tazers are not the all around great weapon they are purported to be anyway. I know of people they DO NOT work on. Anyone who is mentally
ill,its a crap shoot if it will work or not.
These are the safest rules to know when dealing with the police:
If you see flashing lights,pull over ASAP where it is safe.
If the officer asks you questions,answer them but do not admit guilt.Things like your name,address,birthdate,where you work etc. If they ask what you
where doing,you can answer,but still do not admit guilt.
If you feel you are being wrongly harassed ,targeted,questioned or whatever the case is,DO NOT ARGUE OR PHYSICALLY FIGHT the cops. This is just plain
dumb and will do nothing to make your point in a court room.If you feel the need to fight back,GET A LAWYER. Let them do the fighting for you.You will
make that lawyers job a lot easier if you didn't blab your mouth at the time. So make sure you don't argue and call names or anything. Just keep
your cool and let the lawyer deal with it.
When you think a cop is after you, DON'T RUN!!!! This is such a dumb move that makes no sense.If they tell you to lay down in the street,do it,if
they say put your hands up,do it.It is much easier to argue your case in a court room,IF YOUR ALIVE.
Lastly,NEVER LUNGE at the police. Unless you want to die,then I guess go ahead. The police are trained to nullify all threats to themselves,if you
lunge,you ARE that threat.Its a dumb move guaranteed to get you killed. Sometimes cops have real attitude problems,and I have run into a few of them.
Still,your best bet is to always keep your cool in dealing with them.If you need to report them afterward for being nasty or whatever,fine.But be calm
and polite on your end so they have no reason to think you are a threat.If they do end up doing something to you,you have a pretty good case on them.
Just keep the situation from escalating on your end. I would rather be alive to later on sue a police department,than to have my family crying over my
grave while their lawyers work on the case.