Description : Its a scene thats becoming more frequent: Someone walks into work, a nightclub or other public place, and they are suddenly confronted with an armed assailant spraying bullets. Police officers train for such things, but theyll take at least a few minutes to arrive on the sceneand what you do in the interim could help you save yourself, loved ones, and even strangers from harm. Joseph B. Walker, a retired police lieutenant and karate champion, delivers techniques and tactics to help you survive an active shooter in this survival guidebook. Youll step into the mind of shooters and learn how to take proactive and reactive measures depending on the situation. Find out how to: RECOGNIZE MOTIVATIONS FOR VIOLENT ENCOUNTERS; EVALUATE EFFECTIVE ACTIVE SHOOTER/ASSAILANT TRAINING; USE PRACTICAL, EASY AND EFFECTIVE TACTICS DURING AND ACTIVE SHOOTER/ASSAILANT EVENT; AND DISARM AND DISABLE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER/ASSAILANT. If youre truly concerned about reducing the threat, death toll, and casualty rates of an active shooter/assailant, then this book is for you. Whether youre a concerned parent, executive at a large company, a custodian at a school or a bouncer at a nightclub, youd be smart to learn the survival techniques in Shots Fired.
Description : Get a deeper understanding of police shootings through interviews with officers involved in real-life cases Today’s media is filled with discussions about officer-involved shootings. Too often missing from that discussion are the police officers’ voices and the reality of what happens in actual shooting incidents. Through actual interviews with involved officers, this book addresses common myths and misunderstandings about these shootings. Shots Fired is a journey “behind the shield” and the experiences of the real human beings behind the badge. It explores true events through the participants’ own eyes and takes readers inside the minds of officers during the actual event. The officers detail the roller coaster of emotions and severe trauma experienced during and after a shooting event. Along with the intimate, in-depth explorations of the incidents themselves, the book touches the aftermath of police-involved shootings—the debriefings, internal and external investigations, and psychological evaluations. It challenges many commonly held assumptions created by the media such as the meaning of “unarmed” and why the police can’t just “shoot him in the leg,” creating an understanding that reaches beyond slogans such as “hands up, don’t shoot.” The book is valuable reading for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of police shootings—officers and police departments, reporters and politicians, and the public who rely on the police to keep them safe.
Description : 'One of the most talented thriller writers at work today.' Ten stories from international bestseller C.J. Box, full of dark deeds and dangerous impulses. In 'Shots Fired', one of four Joe Pickett stories, Joe's investigation into a radio call threatens to become his last. In 'Pirates of Yellowstone', two Eastern Europeans, strangers in a strange land, find our just how ruthless American tough guys can be. In 'Le Sauvage Noble', a Lakota Indian takes a job at Disneyland Paris acting the 'noble savage' until he meets a woman who shows him what savage really means. These gripping tales are proof, once again, of why Box is a force to be reckoned with.
Description : Kyla and Echo seem to have the perfect relationship and the perfect life until someone shoots at Kyla, causing a car crash that leaves her with only fractured memories of her former life. Kyla can't believe her partner Echo is having an affair, but the police believe a love triangle is motive for murder. Detective Pat Silverton, investigating the shooting, is not convinced by her partner Tom Magnell's theory, but she concedes her attraction to the other woman in their suspect's love triangle could be clouding her judgmentÑsexy, hotheaded Jenny Vasquez could tempt anyone. But would a woman kill to be with her? Or could Jenny be the shooter? The more Kyla learns, the less certain she feels about everythingÑher partner's love, her own choices, and her safety. Caught between renewed passion for the woman she fell in love with years ago and the mounting evidence of betrayal, Kyla must decide whether to trust her heart or her mind. The stakes donÕt get any higher: someone is still trying to kill her and she has no idea why.
Description : Describes the events leading up to South Carolina's secession from the Union and the firing on Fort Sumter that led to the beginning of the Civil War.
Description : "Shots Fired!" When these two simple, yet terrible, words are heard over the police radio everything else immediately stops! A police officer somewhere is in trouble, and needs help!
Description : Mass killings. Gang violence. Street crimes. Suicides. Accidental shootings. The United States is enduring a literal epidemic of gun violence. Howard Rahtz, drawing on decades of experience as a police officer all too familiar with the horrors that guns can cause, delves deeply into the nature and impact of this epidemic.Rahtz explores each element of the triangle of ability, desire, and opportunity that typically characterizes gun violence. Going further, he also suggests practical, "left of bang" preventative actions-steps that could limit the violence while respecting contentious Second Amendment rights.
Description : "The war was lost. It had been a great battle, one he knew he never would have won. The only thing left for him now was this trial. Hope held defiant in his heart that he could be forgiven, that he could make them see he was right. Even if for just a moment he could plant one tiny seed of doubt in their minds that they might have been wrong all along, he still may be able to save himself. He stood on a raised crystal platform, one hundred feet away from the front of the Temple Mount. He was surrounded by a sea of glass with no other entity in sight yet. There was no need for him to be guarded. As soon as he was captured he was brought here. Within an instant he was cleansed of the battle grime, dressed in a white robe, and chained by his hands and feet to this platform with a metal that he had never seen before. Truett Dillingham's thought-provoking First Shots Fired from The Angel of Light Chronicles introduces the struggle between Good and Evil. The fall from grace began with his idolizing the praise lavished on the Creator. He considered how glorious it must feel to be worshiped as the divine being. First Shots Fired creatively depicts how the angel of light fell so far from perfection."--Page 4 of cover.