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Why extra training?
They are adults who know right from wrong. Its pretty much common knowledge that waving a knife around and threatening people with it is wrong.
What kind of training do you propose for those with dementia? You can't reason with them.
I am suggesting that there may be times, though not often, that consideration for the age and possible mentality of the person may need to be taken into consideration and that there may be techniques that could be employed other than a physical take down first.
But then this is just my thought. In fact, I know nothing about a police officers training or the possibilities of alternate training in unusual circumstances.
that there may be techniques that could be employed other than a physical take down first.
But then this is just my thought. In fact, I know nothing about a police officers training or the possibilities of alternate training in unusual circumstances.Text
I say a little tact was in order. What if that woman was your mother?
Originally posted by paraclete1
For those who say "it was just a knife" I'd suggest you look at the photo of knife damage in this article. It's Graphic
I've seem some 90 year old people whose speed and strenght hasn't deminished to the point where I'd want to try and remove a knife from them.
Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
Seriously, what's wrong with you people in the States? If the women was a threat weilding a weapon, who gives a rats ass what age she was? Cops don't get paid to "wait things out", they get paid to diffuse situations.