At first, that seems like a pretty bad idea, and the beginning of your jail time. But what if you were right? Could you prove it?
Yes: you can prove it.Read More
Do you carry a first aid kit? Here’s what’s in mine when I’m on patrol, and I look forward to learning about what you carry.
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I’ll be teaching a 5 hour long “Surviving a Knife Attack” seminar Sunday August 12 in Burbank.
It starts at 1pm (that’s the earliest we could get the Aikido dojo) and goes until 6.
****Even if you’re not in L.A. throw a rock at someone you know who is and let them know****Read More
Today we have a post from Kasey Keckeisen, a Police Officer, SWAT team leader, SWAT training coordinator, martial artist, and a guy I hope to meet in the near future. He’s also friends with Rory Miller and Marc MacYoung, who have written for this blog in the past. Kasey writes such insightful posts for his own blog, that I asked him to write something for us here. Fortunately, he said yes – you will almost certainly enjoy what he has to say, and I hope you’ll leave some feedback, or ask some questions below, so Kasey can follow-up with an answer. Enjoy …Read More
Home security is an illusion.
For some people, it’s the new gun locked in the gun safe that gives them the illusion of safety. For others, it is the knowledge that their home has lights set on timers while they are away on vacation. The reality is that those lights just illuminate the way, leading the bad guys to your valuables, and that gun isn’t going to protect you while it is responsibly locked up in a safe.
There are a million things we do each day that give us the false impression that we have protected our homes, and another million things we do each day that allow criminals to bypass our efforts.Read More
Just a few days after my most recent First Aid refresher, some of those skills got put to use … immediately followed by a different set of more aggressive physical skills … followed then by a reminder that our actions must always follow very particular laws. Here’s the quick look at how the night went down.Read More
The Boston Herald this morning said, “George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who fired the shot that claimed the life of Trayvon Martin on a rainy night in Sanford, Fla., last month, has been painted as a racist, a vigilante and a murderer.”
As Guardian Angels, we are very proactive, with a hands-on crime deterrence action. How are we different from Zimmerman on Neighborhood Watch in Florida?
It’s important to know that our words, actions, gestures … anything we do is probably recorded somewhere these days. Traffic cameras, home surveillance systems, recorded phone calls (especially to emergency services like 911 in the United States) – every detail matters. And, everything really does get brought into question:Read More
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Citizens’ Arrests are certainly still rare, even among proactive groups like the Guardian Angels. Whenever something becomes particularly rare, it’s even more important to make sure we know how to do it properly if and when we need that skill.
Take a random skill category:
- We’re all pretty good at tying our shoes, since we do it all the time.
- However, I think most people would draw a blank pretty quickly if asked to show ten different knots.
Feet are going to make or break your success on a Safety Patrol … or even just working through your day in “normal” life. Chances are good that if you volunteer with the Guardian Angels, you probably work a normal job to support your ability to continue with your volunteer efforts. That job might already involve a lot of standing and walking.
Then on Patrol days, you spend at least two or three hours doing more standing and walking … and sometimes a bit of running, too. You probably have a good pair of boots, or at least comfortable appropriate shoes. Maybe you can find a perfect fit with new boots, that give amazing comfort and support … though that has never happened to me. But even with good footwear, it won’t last forever.Read More