Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How NOT to get shot by the police

From Warrior Talk News

We discussed this at the Active Shooter Interdiction Class in Virginia and there was a great deal of work done on it in class. The concern is that the good guy CCW, or off duty LEO for that matter, taking out the bad guy might be misidentified by responding police and shot. Police shoot one of their own every 18 months around the nation so it is a very plausible event.

Contributing factors seem to be as follows -

You are more likely to be mistakenly shot by police in areas where the carry of weapons by citizens is not common. Places like New York or Los Angeles immediately come to mind. The notion seems to be that only cops or criminals have guns. This is not the attitude I see nationwide but it is prevalent enough to be aware of it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Quote of the day

"Bravery is a far more common thing than cowardice, and the reason for it is a shame. People go into danger not alone, but with their friends, and you don't want to appear weak in front of them, so from the fear of cowardice comes the most insane of acts, the successful ones later celebrated as great heroism"
From "Rainbow Six" by Tom Clancy

Friday, April 23, 2010

Columbine Changed Law Enforcement 11 Years Ago - For the Better

From Trigger Pull Tactical

Eleven years ago April 20th Law Enforcement was changed forever when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Colorado and opened fire on students and teachers. What those two knuckle heads didn't know at the time was the profound impact they would have on law enforcement all over the United States and abroad. Because of their horribly thought up and acted out tragedy now almost every single officer in the United States goes through some form of Active Shooter/Rapid Deployment training. I myself am a Rapid Deployment trainer and I believe if it wasn't for Columbine we as a police officers would not have changed our tactics to combat the effectiveness of active shooters in businesses, schools, and public places. I do believe many lives have been saved and many more will in the future due to the training that is taking place across this great nation of ours.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Good days...

Me, on the beach at the foot of Dunn's River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica last fall - in support of my Facebook status. One of the best days of my far.

Friday, April 9, 2010

What I'm looking at right now

One of the reasons I love living this close to the beach: watching the marine layer come ashore in the evening.
One of the reasons I love living this far from the beach: it doesn't always make it this far ashore.

What I'm looking at right now

Tonight it's chicken breast, asparagus, and a Henry Weinhard's ROOT beer. Still missing: special someone who likes I guy who can make dinner.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What I'm looking at right now

Clam chowder at the Crab Cooker.  Yeah, baby.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Quote of the day #2

"Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?" - Morgan Freeman as God in Evan Almighty

Quote of the day

"So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NLT)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What I'm looking at right now

Forgot about the asparagus. Still missing: someone special to share

What I'm looking at right now

Salmon grilling on a cedar plank. Missing: someone special to share it with.