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 : 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! Officer down! These are the most dreaded words to hear over a police radio. For Officer Sharkey Butler, these words are only too familiar. The first time it was his voice yelling these words to the radio dispatcher; the last time he was listening as he lay in a pool of his own blood. Sharkey Butler is a seasoned police officer in a worn-out, tired town. He has been carrying issues from his childhood, chief among them a strained relationship with his father and brother. His long-time partner was shot down in the line of duty. His current partner was shot in a botched robbery attempt and is now in a coma while an investigation surrounds the events and his character. Sharkey is determined to clear any doubt about his partner and out of necessity, he sometimes operates outside of the normal routine, keeping information to himselfa]
Description : The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between officer-involved shootings and citizen behaviors (i.e., alcohol and/or drug intoxication, and prior arrests for violent criminal conduct). Officer characteristics, including gender, age, and race/ethnicity, were examined as control variables. The theoretical basis for the analysis was developed around the intersectionality of two theories: the theory of social disinhibition and that of routine activities. Poisson regression models were fitted to data compiled from the Riverside County Sheriff Department's personnel and police shooting files for the years 1990 through 2004. During the study period, the Sheriffs Department experienced a total of 186 officer-involved shooting incidents, which targeted 190 citizens. Analysis showed no significant relationship between officer characteristics and police shootings once citizen behaviors, especially prior violent criminal arrests, were introduced to the models. When citizen intoxication variables were examined along with officer characteristics, the results illustrated that alcohol intoxicated citizens were targeted by police gunfire 3.4 times greater than sober citizens; police used deadly force against citizens under the influence of drugs at a rate that was 3 times more than citizens who were not under the influence of drugs. The expectation for police to shoot or shoot at citizens under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs was nearly 3 times greater than non-inebriated citizens. Moreover, when examined along with officer characteristics, citizens with prior arrests for violent criminal behavior were expected to be targeted by police gunfire 3.7 times the rate of citizens with no prior arrests for violence. It was concluded that as a result of a citizen's tendency (i.e., routine activity) to commit violent crimes and consume alcohol and/or drugs, he/she is more likely to become uncooperative with law enforcement while disinhibited by the effects of his/her intoxicated state, which significantly contributes to the police shooting incident.
Description : "Shots Fired " is a must read for all who are willing to take up the challenges of life for the advancement of God's Kingdom!
Description : Anti-police media propaganda has created a perception of police shootings that is very different than reality. Most civilians have never been in a life or death fight, so they are left with Hollywood and media fiction to educate them about law enforcement altercations. The psychology behind officer involved shootings is missing from the public narrative. What occurs in the officer¿s head, before, during, and after the shooting is the story that is rarely told.In twelve exciting, real-life accounts, you will discover that police shootings are extremely complicated and the consequences are far greater than most can ever imagine.This book shares the story that officers do not get to tell and it will prepare those who have not yet been forced to pull the trigger.