A look at the shootouts of a South African swat unit:
Filmed over the course of three years by British war cameraman Jeff Chagrin. The SWAT team’s motto is “You have never lived until you have almost died.”.
1:40 – Hahha how operator is that. Very necessary.
Typical room clearing techniques, and other normal safety precautions when encountering potential threats seem to elude these guys. Oh well live to die another day I suppose… It does go with their motto quite well.
MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio — Police here said today they still do not know why James Gilkerson jumped out his car and began firing at Middlefield police officers who had pulled him over after Gilkerson had run a stop sign in the village.
They did say Gilkerson fired 37 rounds from an AK-47 rifle on March 10, and that the two officers fired back with 54 rounds of their own, killing the Mentor-on-the Lake man.
When ever anyone ever says police officers get paid too much I like to refer them to videos like this. How much is getting into a gunfight like that worth to you? I can honestly say that if someone said “Mike, I’ll give you a million dollars to pass training and be a cop for only one week, but you are going to get into a gunfight at some point during that week which you may or may not make it out of” I would pass. That’s how much I respect the work police officers and the military do. Sure a lot of it may be what people consider babysitting, but the possibility of any type of crazy situation like this happening makes me feel like they deserve every penny and more of their salary. There is really no price I would feel comfortable putting on my life. The one officer lost a finger in the encounter… I’d really have to think what even that would be worth to me.
Was the gunman trained by Buck Yeager? (see pic 7/10 in the slideshow) Yea he could have got that book from anywhere I know, I’m just curious… it’s not like it really makes a difference.
Pic 8/10 “Advanced Close-Range Gunfighting” – Oops… must have just got that one. Lucky for the cops.
I always roll my eyes when they present books like that to try and paint what a bad guy he was. I think the fact he unloaded 37 rounds at the police is good enough evidence, not the fact he had a keen interest in weapons and explosives. That hardly makes him a “terrorist” as the police chief so eloquently put it.
Ban assault knives! Ban assault Asian dudes! Ban bandana and track pant wearing assault thugs!
So what’s the lesson here? Police either should draw their guns during routine interaction with a person, or else maintain a huge distance between them and the person to avoid getting potentially stabbed? Better issue every police officer bull horns so they can yell at people from a distance with their gun ready. Maybe even just to be safe the police officer could get a remote controlled robot to deliver a cellphone to the person they want to talk to, while they sit 200+ yards away with the guy lined up in the crosshairs of a precision rifle.
Yea Temple, Texas in the United States. A lot of police flexing going on:
Christopher J. Grisham, 39, has an issue with Temple Police after they stopped him and his son on a Boy Scout hike, disarmed and arrested him, his attorney says. Officers say he resisted arrest. Now the U.S. Army counterintelligence agent wants Temple Police to return the rifle and handgun they confiscated from him.
So this is what things are coming to huh? Wow… Thank god for cameras. If you’re waiting for Ashton Kutcher to pop out LOL a bit and say “You’ve been punked”, you’re unfortunately going to be disappointed.
The fact the Christopher Grisham was “charged” with resisting arrest and now has to “fight it” pisses me off. There is this video of the incident… why is this even going to cost him a penny? Looks pretty open and shut to me.
Christopher has a indiegogo fundraiser set up where he’s already for $38,934 (at the time of writing this article) in his legal fund which you can also contributed to at the link. The original goal was only $11,000 so I’m hoping that will easily cover it. If it costs less than the money raised, I say the extra should be spent on a countersuit against the Temple police department for retardation unbecoming of officers.
He bought the targets to use as “no shoot” targets. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight….
I’d like to believe this guy, but I think he’s full of shit. Is he seriously that dense that he couldn’t grab any other random no shoot target with a hobo or a kid with a toy gun on them? It’s not like these targets would have been that easy for him to get either.
When Matt sent me the link I immediately had to double check that I wasn’t on the Onion or watching an SNL skit. Three things struck me as odd… first off that Amanda Ober lady is a real character, and secondly what a sloppy way to show the target. I’m glad they showed my site and all, but really… they couldn’t have clicked through or at least cropped the google images part out? Last of all, I know you don’t need a PHD from an ivy league university to be a police officer, but I figured it was a no-brainier that a public servant shooting at a target depicting a dead teenager from one of the most controversial self defense shootings in a long time, would be a little more than simply frowned upon.
The Trayvon Martin Shooting Target post was really quiet lately, up until earlier today when some racist troll started up on it briefly. I figured it was a random occurrence at the time, but I guess not.