SC Sheriff Puts Reporters Through Simulated Use-of-Force Situations [video]

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  1. Revmitchell

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    What would you do if you were faced with the split-second, life-or-death decision that American police officers face?

    WACH-TV in Lexington, South Carolina, along with other local stations, sent some of their reporters to experience the "force or no force" training firsthand.

    The Lexington County Sheriff's Office then put the reporters through real-life situations that are faced by its deputies, like a traffic stop.

    The decision on whether to fire the training weapon was up to each reporter's own judgment and perception of the threat.

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/09/...orters-through-simulated-use-force-situations
     
  2. righteousdude2

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    This is a great idea! In fact, it is something that all those who are critical of the cops and protesting, should be made to do, and let them see just how tough it is to have your life and the life of another in your hands, and that what you do or don't do could make your spouse a widow or widower in the blink of an eye! I think it may give critics a different view of the of and how difficult and DANGEROUS it truly is!

    Yet, I doubt if the critics would participate, and if they did, they'd probably say, if we removed a guns from the hands of every American, shooting deaths would be no more!

    Still a great idea!
     
  3. JonC

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    It would have been interesting had one of the victims in the simulation been a man with a BB gun or cell phone. There is still the element that this is a simulation (I suppose we can't escape that) but this was a great idea.
     
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    Something a peacetime draft actually accomplished with the population in general.
     
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