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  • ‘Shoot Them in the Leg’

    10/16/2020 7:54:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 15, 2020 | Stephen Gutowski
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden repeated his controversial contention Thursday that police should try to shoot dangerous suspects in the leg as a form of de-escalation. "You have to teach people how to de-escalate circumstances. De-escalate," Biden said during an ABC News town hall. "So, instead of anybody coming at you and the first thing you do is shoot to kill, you shoot them in the leg."
  • Some people like to bash the police. So officers invited them to walk in their shoes – and it blew their minds.

    09/15/2020 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 13 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 08/11/2020 | Jenna Curren
    The Orlando Police Department has a new training tool where 65% of its simulator scenarios require de-escalation. The VirTra V-300 4K simulator surrounds trainees 300 degrees with 5 giant screens and more than 300 scenarios with an average of 85 different outcomes and paths towards resolution. The Orlando Citizen Police Review Board was recently invited to test out the different scenarios, and witness first-hand what officers truly face when they must make the decision to use force or not. Board member Tom Keen had the opportunity to try three different scenarios. In one scenario, he attempted to calm a virtual...
  • Is Critical Race Training Illegal?

    09/07/2020 2:43:06 PM PDT · by CurlyDave · 17 replies
    Powerlinr Blog ^ | Sept 6, 2020 | John Hinderaker
    It may well be, if inflicted on a company’s or government agency’s employees... (excerpt only -- read the whole thing)
  • Trump Tells Agencies To End Trainings On 'White Privilege' And 'Critical Race Theory'

    09/05/2020 2:36:30 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/5/2020 | MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ
    The Trump administration has instructed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity trainings that address topics like white privilege and critical race theory, calling them "divisive, anti-American propaganda." In a letter to federal agencies Friday, the director of the Office of Management and Budget said the president recently became aware of the racial sensitivity programs, which encourage frank conversations about race in the workplace and discuss potential actions to combat systemic racism. The memo, issued by OMB Director Russell Vought, reads in part: "All agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training...
  • Trump targets ‘white privilege’ training as ‘anti-American’

    09/05/2020 8:11:38 AM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies ^ | 9/4/2020 | AP
    <p>President Donald Trump has directed the Office of Management and Budget to crack down on federal agencies’ anti-racism training sessions, calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”</p> <p>OMB director Russell Vought, in a letter Friday to executive branch agencies, directed them to identify spending related to any training on “critical race theory,” “white privilege” or any other material that teaches or suggests that the United States or any race or ethnicity is “inherently racist or evil.”</p>
  • Spokane City Council condemns controversial ‘killology’ police training

    08/25/2020 9:47:43 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 49 replies
    Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) ^ | August 24, 2020 | Adam Shanks
    The Spokane (Washington) City Council voted Monday to formally condemn a controversial law enforcement training planned by “Killology” founder David Grossman in Spokane County. Although it was not organized or hosted by the city of Spokane, City Council members said it was important to vocally oppose the “mindset bootcamp” training that will be open to local police officers. Grossman, founder of the Killology Research Group, is a prolific law enforcement trainer whose critics argue promotes a “warrior” mindset among officers and predisposes them to using violence. The training has been under scrutiny in the wake of the killing of George...
  • 1 Marine dead, 8 others missing after amphibious vehicle accident off Southern California coast

    07/31/2020 10:26:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/31/2020
    Search and rescue efforts are still underway Friday morning for the eight missing individuals with support from the Navy and Coast Guard. At least two others were injured in the accident, which occurred Thursday, and have been transported to Southern California hospitals, according to a news release from the US Marine Corps 1st Expeditionary Force. ... The incident occurred during a 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group routine training exercise in the vicinity of San Clemente Island, according to the Marines. The incident began around 5:45 p.m. local time on Thursday when Marines in an amphibious...
  • Seattle held 'segregated' training session on 'undoing whiteness,' encouraged staffers to forfeit 'guaranteed physical safety'

    07/09/2020 2:15:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/08/20 | Danielle Wallace
    The City of Seattle held a racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on "undoing your own whiteness" in order to be held accountable by people of color, according to documents obtained by a public records request. The session took place on June 12, as protesters took part in the so-called "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" in the Capitol Hill district. One handout distributed in the session reportedly declared how “racism is not our fault but we are responsible." Another said White staffers must give up “the land” and their “guaranteed physical safety” in order to...
  • Coronavirus expert says Americans will be wearing masks for ‘several years’

    07/06/2020 7:48:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/6/20 | Shawn M. Carter
    Health experts won’t ask Americans to take off their masks any time soon. That’s the take of Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. He has been preparing for an outbreak like the novel coronavirus as part of his work for years. [cut] “I think that mask wearing and some degree of social distancing, we will be living with — hopefully living with happily — for several years,” he said. “It's actually pretty straightforward. If we cover our faces, and both you and anyone you're interacting with are wearing a mask, the risk of...
  • Getting Serious About Police Training

    06/27/2020 4:57:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 27, 2020 | Randy Peterson & Mike Hughes
    It is often difficult to look at any specific example of a poorly executed police action and say with certainty that the failure was caused by poor training. There are too many variables at play to limit the failure to any one thing, but if there is one thing that can be looked at it would be the individual officer involved in the action. Training needs to be given more serious consideration, but the circumstances that surround training can affect how—and if—training can fix some of the problems we have seen in high profile police action failures. The first thing to...
  • Retired DA investigator accused in Arbery’s death missed ‘critically important’ training

    05/14/2020 8:08:41 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 46 replies
    News4Jax ^ | May 13, 2020 | Kelly Wiley
    One of the men facing murder charges in the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery is a retired chief investigator for the Brunswick District Attorney’s Office. Personnel records obtained by the News4Jax I-TEAM show, for eight of the years Gregory Michael was employed as a chief investigator under District Attorney Jackie Johnson, he had no arrest powers. McMichael told investigators in 2014 he knew he was behind on training hours, but recently discovered he had not had arrest powers since 2006. * snip * In 2018, he fell behind on his training again and was suspended by Georgia POST. Johnson took...
  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these events—aimed at children as young as age 3—have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are “just what they sound like,” Drag Queen Story Hour’s official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture children’s imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Precision shooting basics- good review from Precision Rifle dot net

    12/31/2019 4:39:08 AM PST · by Blueflag · 23 replies
    Precision Rifle ^ | 12/30/2019 | Pre vision Rifle
    essentially a gun porn vanity, but it's a good review of how to use a scoped rifle to actually hit what you want to.
  • Teen with Cerebral Palsy Shaves 40 Minutes Off Mile Time at Santa Run

    12/22/2019 2:37:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 18, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    Seven years had passed since Mena Hawkins had attempted the Las Vegas Great Santa Run. Her first attempt at the one-mile race ended after the streets had already been reopened, leaving the then 10-year-old to finish the race on the sidewalk. Her final time that year was 1 hour and 20 minutes. Despite finishing well behind the rest of the field, Hawkins wasn’t defeated by her effort. The Henderson, Nevada, native—who is now 17—has cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder that affects movement and muscle tone or posture, which has always made walking a serious challenge. In school and most places,...
  • How to Train Safe After an Injury (6 Keys—VIDEO Bonus)

    12/13/2019 4:48:35 PM PST · by rebuildus · 8 replies
    Old School ^ | 12/13/19 | Patrick Rooney
    “[A] Man’s got to know his limitations”—Clint Eastwood, Magnum ForceDon’t you get tired of hearing the mantra, “There’s no limit to what you can do!” (or variations of this)? The fitness industry is downright saturated with this kind of talk. Believe me, I’m an optimistic guy. I believe in miracles. And I know that human beings have an incredible capacity to overcome. We’ve seen examples of it over and over. But we also have built in limitations. We’re not God. Each of us has these limitations, be they age, physical disability, or…. (and almost everyone, particularly over the age of...
  • How Running Helps the Rockettes Execute Their Famous High Kicks

    12/04/2019 12:12:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 3, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    The holiday season brings with it festive treats, sparkling lights, and The Radio City Rockettes. And, for many of these high-kicking dancers, running throughout the year ensures they can perfectly execute their routines multiple times a day all season long. In preparation for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the women spend months rehearsing for six hours a day, six days a week. During the height of the Christmas season from the beginning of November through the beginning January, the 36 dancers are performing up to four 90-minute shows a day, as many as 17 per week. During this time, their...
  • Secret Service Agent With Stage 4 Lung Cancer to Race Javelina Jundred 100K

    10/26/2019 11:47:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 25, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    A year ago, Secret Service Special Agent Rod Wellman never thought he’d be tapering for a 100K race. The distance was never something he thought would cross his path. He thought the same thing about lung cancer. Yet, on October 4, 2018, Wellman found himself at an urgent care center for a cough that hadn’t gone away after several weeks. Some scans and X-rays revealed the cause. “I’ve never been that sick before,” Wellman told Runner’s World. “I thought it was just a chest cold. Then, they told me I had stage 4 cancer in my lungs.” By the time...
  • New NYC teachers given book with essay titled ‘Dear White Teacher’

    09/04/2019 9:17:18 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 3, 2019 | Carl Campanile, Selim Algar and Bruce Golding
    A cadre of newly hired teachers will report to city schools this week following orientation sessions where they were given a book that includes an essay titled “Dear White Teacher,” The Post has learned. But unlike the Department of Education’s controversial “implicit bias” training — which, among other lessons, tells teachers that “racial equity” requires favoring black students over whites — the essay’s message is that white instructors should stop being afraid to discipline black students.
  • The Case for More Occupational Training, Not a four-year-college-for-all educational strategy

    08/02/2019 8:52:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/02/2019 | Robert Cherry
    On June 12, Brandon Webber shot a man five times at point-blank range and stole his car. When U.S. Marshals attempted to arrest him in Memphis, Webber rammed their car and was fatally shot after he fled. This outcome seems to be the downside of the disconnectedness, from school and from paid employment, that he experienced. By all accounts he was a responsible, positive individual while in high school. Typical of those who knew him then was his tenth-grade history teacher, Mary McIntosh, who continued to work with him until he graduated. “He was an excellent student,” she recalled. “For...
  • Hyperfit women intrigue US Military

    07/21/2019 7:04:19 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 70 replies
    Washington times .com ^ | July 21,2019 | Lolita Baldor
    Women, however, have increasingly made it through the nine-week Ranger course, and the numbers of those trying out for other special operations jobs is slowly inching up.