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Originally posted by moniker
Are you serious? haha. So by your complaining about what tools are offered to use, they should have sat down and sang him a lullaby until his meds kick in?.
That would have been "better" (in the ordinary sense of the word) than killing him, don't you think?
What do you think is so funny about that?
Originally posted by apacheman
Need some advice on how to do your job?
Ok, try this:
Don't expect every situation to be resolved in five minutes. Take the time to discover what is really going on; not every situation involves split-second decisions. If it takes an hour or eight, how does the time saved equate to the loss of a life?
2. Acquire and maintain verbal skills.
No, this doesn't mean practicing shouting down citizens, or using your voice to intimidate. It means learning how to communicate effectively without resorting to verbal violence. It implies that you learn to listen, too.
3. Learn to balance.
Just because you can imagine bad things happening doesn't mean they are or will. Balance the risks vs the damage, not just to you but to the person you are confronting. A misdemeanor doesn't justify an impromptu death sentence.
4. Get frequent counseling.
If the job is so stressful the stress is used to as an excuse for killing, why aren't you dealing with it professionally? Too many cops self-medicate with adrenalin and random violence to relieve their stress. At one point (don't know if it is still policy) japanese cops were required to spend time (paid) doing origami, flower arranging, bonsai, and other activities designed to relieve stress, calm them down, and give them an appreciation for beauty and balance. It wouldn't hurt here.
We all got tased, to feel the effects. Low and behold no one died.
Originally posted by DeathTribble
reply to post by spec_ops_wannabe
That poor man's wife. She will spend the rest of her days thinking that if she had only not called the cops, her husband would still be alive.
Originally posted by spec_ops_wannabe
reply to post by Rhetoric
You're being sarcastic, right?
I mean honestly,
What is your opinion on what should have been done, and I would happily assess your idea, and give you answers on why it would or would not work.
I agree 100%. If you haven't got the intestinal fortitude for the job, don't do it. What I find disturbing is the trend to use the easy way out, instead of accepting their responsibilty to "Protect", that doesn't just mean them, it means all citizens.
Originally posted by Tayesin
I see some people have forgotten something very important. What is that thing?
Police are trained in hand to hand combat, in how to take down another human. It only takes one officer to do the job right, two if the person is hard to bring down.
Remember this: They are capable due to their training. What we see today is police being AFRAID and opting immediately for the Tazer. Gutless people.
So then why do so many of you think it is okay, perfectly good for the police to Tazer anyone? You wold say the opposite if it was you or your loved one being Tazed.