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    LEOs and MMA.

    In North Carolina, where I work and live, a group of LEO/MA's have developed a program called Keikan Aiki Jitsu, specifically for LEO's. They developed it as a belted program that blends Aikido, BJJ, striking techniques, pressure point techniques, with hand weapons, firearms, rapid deployment...
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    Police and autism - Dennis Debbaudt trains LEOs

    I had an incident about two months back. It came in as a shoplifting at a gas station. When I arrived the suspect was present, trying to walk out with a handful of snacks and such. A clerk was blocking the door. He wasn't trying to fight. I ordered him over to the counter, had him put the items...
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    Troopers Use Cars To Ram Suspects

    Since I've moved to the South, I've come to realize that it takes longer to get the word down here about some things. In fact, many people don't seem to have gotten the word that the War of Northern Aggression has ended, let alone have heard of civil rights. These people are a small minority...
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    Off duty police officer

    My department has an off-duty coordinator. Off-duty work goes through the city, jobs are all law enforcement in nature. The employer pays the city, the city pays the cop, because the work is through the city, we arre covered by insurance and protected from liability the same as if working a...
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    Students Suspended For Wearing Crucifix

    Chances are the school officials are correct in their belief. I am a little surprised at all of the voices here that are bashing schools for attempting to address a very difficult problem. I am also not hearing any real alternative solutions being presented by the people who are naysaying the...
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    Students Searched.....By Teachers!

    In a lot of cases, school personnel have more right to search students and lockers and such than police do. Often school policy will specifically address this issue. 4th ammendment doesn't apply to school admins. 4th ammendment is to provide protection from abuse by legal authorities. School...
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    Favorite guilty pleasure MA flick

    10 seconds of Karate Kid, "sweep the leg."
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    Who are we electing

    I've decided that I'm ready for a woman president. So I will be writing in Captain Janeway. Not Kate Mulgrew the actress, but the character. That's who we need to run things around here.
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    Bad Cops Disgust me

    They keep calling him a quadrapelegic (sp), but his arms obviously work. I thought quad meant none of your four limbs work.
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    15th Dan

    I recently promoted myself to 144th dan in the best, ultimate MA system that the world ever has or will ever know, which I will be inventing tomorrow. :D
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    Firearm

    Some good choices. We currently carry SIG P229. Not a bad gun, but we have had some problems with them since switching over last year. Prior to that, plain clothes carried Glocks, field carried Berettas. I must say that I really liked my Beretta. A heavier weapon, yes, but never once did I have...
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    The Degradation of Government Agencies

    Just the other day, I was in an ER with a combative female patient who needed medical treatment. There was myself, another male officer and various female nurses. Me and the other male officer had to assist in restraining her because she was fighting the nurses. They had to removed her shirt at...
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    The Degradation of Government Agencies

    Yes, cops work with criminals, they also work with victims, people needing directions, children, the elderly. You are simplifying and overgeneralizing the attitude and mindset of thousands of individuals. There are some cops who get jaded. It's easy to do. But most of the cops that I know, while...
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    The Degradation of Government Agencies

    I would love that people had the capacity lead themselves, as you say, which I take to mean govern their behavior responsibly and not require some sort of authority to do it for them. It would put me out of a job, but I would be happy to find work elsewhere if this were the case. However, I...
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    Hillary - the wrong person for any American office

    Now that Dennis Kucinich is out of the race, I believe Hillary is the most competent of all of the candidates to be president. The government (so really us) pays for the medical care of the poor through medicare/ medicaid. I'm all for rolling back Bush's tax cuts. And before Bush, I hardly felt...
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