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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Asset Forfeiture

The art of confiscating from criminals their assets is a dark one. The United States is pretty good at guaranteeing liberty and freedom from confiscation, but over the last several decades, especially since the dawn of the “war on drugs”,…

Beatdowns

When I tell you that something is a “beatdown,” it’s a statement devoid of much meaning to most, because most have not ever had to sit through a 200 slide presentation created by the state law enforcement educational standards board.…

Guns ‘n’ Hoses

Spent Saturday in the library, and Saturday night headed out to Mesquite, TX, where the annual Guns ‘n’ Hoses charity event was being held. Guns ‘n’ Hoses is an evening of boxing that pits firefighters against police officers in three-round…

Active Shooter: 37 Rounds

After the shootings at Columbine High School, we’re told, law enforcement and use of force experts gathered to figure out how to do it better. A consensus was reached that cops should, instead of staying outside and establishing a perimeter…

Building Clearing

There is something wicked cool about building clearing. This is the stuff you most often see on TV, and is most often wrong. The biggest innovation for most of the people in the class is the explanation of slicing or…