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 : 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 : When Trooper Watt pulls over an car driver who might be possible witness to a bank robbery, he meets the robber and 5 bullets and is left for dead ... to emerge a real hero a few years later.
Description : Office-involved shootings lead to a costly process where lives are lost, careers are ruined, and taxpayer dollars are spent on investigation and litigation costs. The purpose of this study was to examine the cues that are associated with incidents that resulted ina police officer's use of lethal force as opposed to less than lethal force to increase awareness, enhance police safety, and improve training and supervision ... The results of the study indicated that suspect's age, race, actions, as well as officer's race and geographic location, were statistically significant indicators of the type of force used. The results of this study suggest several implications for policy reform, including multicultural training for officers and community educational programs.
Description : Police work is a very unique occupation. There is no other job that you can actually compare to it. First responders and firemen are often compared to what police officers experience. However, let me try to explain some of the differences. There are similarities, but often, police officers face a different set of circumstances a lot of the time. Police officers wear a variety of different "hats." For instance, when was the last time you saw a first responder or a fireman settle a domestic disturbance (chaplain's hat)? When was the last time you saw a first responder or a fireman in a fight with a criminal (police hat)? When was the last time you saw a first responder or a fireman standing against a riot (policeman's hat again)? When was the last time you saw a first responder or a fireman enter a business during a reported armed robbery (policeman's hat yet again)? You get the picture, I'm sure. Have you ever wanted to be a police officer? Would you rather watch it on TV? Would you like to accompany him/her on road patrol or while a detective investigates the death of someone? Or would you like to attend an autopsy of a seven-year-old boy who was beaten to death by his stepfather? Well, I am inviting you to read about these and more, which are true and as accurate to the way it really happened as to the very best of my memory. There are newspaper articles that verify nearly every one of those events. I only hope you will enjoy your ride.