June 15, 2020 8:55 am at 8:55 am #1872363
I just watched the video on the Home page, “WATCH THE BODY-CAM FOOTAGE: Rayshard Brooks Grabs Taser From Atlanta Officer, Is Shot Dead And Then Riots”.
It makes me wonder about the quality of the physical training given to police officers. How does that guy get away from the two officers? When he starts resisting, instead of depending on a taser, which doesn’t seem that reliable, why didn’t they immobilize him with a punch to the kidneys or groin, or use an arm or leg lock?
Of course it’s easy to criticize while sitting here at a desk. But isn’t that kind of training essential for police officers?June 15, 2020 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm #1872512QuayboardwarriorParticipant
Barber school- 1400 hours of training
Police academy in the US- 840 hours of training
Police in the UK- 2000 hours of trainingJune 15, 2020 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm #1872607lowerourtuition11210Participant
Do you know what training they are given when someone is legally intoxicated (BAL a reported .108)?June 15, 2020 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #1872831
Why would being intoxicated matter?June 16, 2020 12:28 am at 12:28 am #1872929charliehallParticipant
I have been saying for a long time that police officers need more training than they typically get in the US. They need better pay, too.June 16, 2020 6:51 am at 6:51 am #1872961👑RebYidd23Participant
Barbers need less training. Police need more training, but accountability is more important.June 17, 2020 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #1873553MosheFromMidwoodParticipant
I don’t know what physical training NYC police get but many don’t look in particularly great shape and probably would be good for them to be physically stronger so they can better deal with a resisting person and would not then resort to using weapons. Maybe their training should be more like boot camp for the militaryJune 17, 2020 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #1873770
Maybe their training should be more like boot camp for the military
Military boot camp, at least in the case of the Army, is mostly focused on endurance for long walks and runs, and accurately shooting people with rifles.
For police work, I would think that intensive martial arts training would be more useful.
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