Archive for the 'Split-second decision-making' Category

USA – Houston, Texas: A plan to keep mentally ill out of jail (2011-08-22)

Posted on August 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An initiative to be encouraged: Harris county officials approve a pilot program pairing police with mental health workers to deal with mentally disturbed suspects. Sheriff Adrian Garcia said he wants to treat the mentally ill, not jail them . Note this comment, which counters the typical police attitude: “One of the things you’re trying […]

USA – Washington, D.C.: Pedicabbers Up In Arms After Seeing Driver Tased On Mall (2011-07-18)

Posted on July 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: “D.C. pedicab operators are once again calling attention to their treatment by the U.S. Park Police after they say one of their own was unfairly arrested and subdued with a Taser on the National Mall.” U.S. Park Police confronted pedicab driver Charles Guillon, as he was picking up customers in his bicycle-drawn rickshaw. He […]

USA – Colorado: No discipline for deputies in Marvin Booker’s death at Denver jail (2011-05-09)

Posted on May 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Deputies violated no jail policies when they subdued, held and shocked inmate Marvin Booker leading to his death, and will not face discipline in the case.” – Mr Booker was tasered when he reached for his shoes – which a deputy perceived as “threatening behaviour”, all of this caught on video. Mr […]

USA – Military – Germany – US Military Taser training (2011-03-23)

Posted on March 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: ]] “Having only seconds to take down and apprehend an individual can be intense.” – the “split-second decision-making argument! – “SSgt Michael Garza takes us to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, where security forces are training with an alternative apprehension device that saves lives on both sides.” The taser incpacitastes a person for […]