Hard to accept that an image can be bad, one we have been told is here to protect and serve us. However the facts tell a different story. It’s time for change, time to remove immunity from those who murder, those who hide behind a badge of shame, a black robe of distrust or a name tag which no longer serves the public. As a taxpayer we deserve the service we pay for from people we entrust with our lives and tax dollars. It’s come down to this, some lives are worth more than others.
BLOOD’S ON MANY HANDS NOT JUST POLICE BUT OUR COURTS
What is law if not something we all obey and are subject to EQUALLY? Why are some immune to it who obviously hide behind it to commit murder and crime? It’s not just police who are involved in these crimes and murder. It’s the courts, government, judges and lawyers who all manipulate law to serve their own. When they see fit they find ways to charge the poor with decades in prison. Yet when their own commit even worse crimes or murder they fail us all and refuse to prosecute and protect us.
What’s worse is it’s not taught in the Police Academy, it’s an entirely different business based on profit and greed, just like our court system which is based on how much justice you can afford. Unless that is you work for them, then you the taxpayer is forced to pay. They hide behind a false image that they’re helping protect law enforcement. Just like lawyers commonly do in court by twisting the facts, making up lies for profit and their goal.
Police and civilians emphasized a key point: Hesitation can kill you.
And how many hours of gun training vs. how many hours of “de-escalation” training?
Jeronimo Yanez, the St. Anthony, Minnesota Police Officer who fatally shot Philando Castile, underwent “Bulletproof Warrior” officer survival indoctrination that imparts what one police trainer calls a “paranoid” and“militaristic” mindset.
In May of 2014, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Yanez underwent a 20-hour seminar on “Street Survival” taught by Illinois-based Calibre Press, which teaches courses on the subject to police officers nationwide. The company’s “Street Survival Seminar” overview displays a monomaniacal focus on that most important of all policy considerations, “officer safety.” It treats every police encounter as a combat situation in which only one life truly matters – that of the government’s armed emissary, not that of the citizen who is supposedly being protected and served by him.
Although Calibre co-owner Jim Glennon has written that viewing “police as the enemy is not a healthy or helpful position for a society to take,” the courses presented by his company relentlessly teach officers that the public is their enemy. As one instructor summarized the course for the benefit of his students, “We’ve got to survive this job!”
The seminar was called ‘The Bulletproof Warrior,’ and the instructors urged the law enforcement officers in the hotel conference room to make the decision to shoot if they ever feel their lives are threatened. Videos of bloody shootouts between police and civilians emphasized a key point: Hesitation can kill you. In the audience at the May 2014 seminar was a young St. Anthony police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, city records show. He’s now known around the world as the officer who killed Philando Castile minutes after making a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last week.” And how many hours of gun training vs. how many hours of “de-escalation” training?
The seminar was called “The Bulletproof Warrior,” and the instructors urged the law enforcement officers in the hotel conference room to make the decision to shoot if they ever feel their lives are threatened.
Videos of bloody shootouts between police and civilians emphasized a key point: Hesitation can kill you.
In the audience at the May 2014 seminar was a young St. Anthony police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, city records show. He’s now known around the world as the officer who killed Philando Castile minutes after making a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last week.
Amid intensifying demands for changes in police training in the wake of the shooting deaths of Castile and others, such “survival” courses for officers are flourishing nationally. But some in law enforcement are distancing themselves from the approach.
The Houston Police Department, for example, won’t pay for its officers to attend the Bulletproof Warrior seminar, which is put on by an Illinois for-profit company called Calibre Press.
Who is teaching these courses?
The Bulletproof Warrior
Training by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Lt. Jim Glennon
SUPPORTING NEWS STORIES
Cop Who Shot Philando Castile Had Special Training that Taught Him the Public is the Enemy
Officer who shot Castile attended ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ training
Castile cop took ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ training course
Police officer who killed Philando Castile attended ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ defense seminar, while Castile took restraint training
Police Officer’s ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ Training Is Questioned
Remember this, we’re not in a war zone. We’re getting training from military personal for military situations NOT the public or places where our children and loved ones live.
Diamond Reynolds Interview after the death of Philando Castile