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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:12 AM

Is Your Local Police Department Using Pictures of Pregnant Women and Children for Target Practice?

What if I told you police in your town could desensitize themselves to the idea of shooting a (armed) child, pregnant woman, or young mother, for just a couple of bucks? The "No More Hesitation" series from Law Enforcement Targets Inc. offers exactly that. For less than 99 cents per target, police can shoot at real-life images "designed to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training."

Update: The marketing team at Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. sends along this helpful explanation for the "No More Hesitation" series:

"The subjects in NMH targets were chosen in order to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training. I found while speaking with officers and trainers in the law enforcement community that there is a hesitation on the part of cops when deadly force is required on subjects with atypical age, frailty or condition (one officer explaining that he enlarged photos of his own kids to use as targets so that he would not be caught off guard with such a drastically new experience while on duty). This hesitation time may be only seconds but that is not acceptable when officers are losing their lives in these same situations. The goal of NMH is to break that stereotype on the range, regardless of how slim the chances are of encountering a real life scenario that involves a child, pregnant woman, etc. If that initial hesitation time can be cut down due to range experience, the officer and community are better served."


More and pics at link:

http://reason.com/blog/2013/02/19/is-your-local-police-department-using-pi

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Reply Is Your Local Police Department Using Pictures of Pregnant Women and Children for Target Practice? (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
undergroundpanther Feb 2013 #1
Macoy51 Feb 2013 #2
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #3
jerseyjack Feb 2013 #4
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #5
Canuckistanian Feb 2013 #6
woo me with science Feb 2013 #7
bubbayugga Feb 2013 #8

Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:39 AM

1. There was a trainee shot

by his trainer in a police acadamy in pennsylvania.


articles.mcall.com/2010-09-22/news/mc-allentown-police-academy-shooting-20100922_1_police-cadet-easton-shot


Yep desensitise the cops into psychopath-like killing machines defending the property of the rich from the abused exploited masses. Sigh.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:35 AM

2. What Could Go Wrong?

 

Police should not be on a hair trigger for any one. This is a terrible idea.


macoy

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:05 AM

3. police are not soldiers. police are not soldiers. police are not soldiers.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:28 AM

4. --- but some of the are psychopaths.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:50 AM

5. And we see LA area PD's opening fire freely and without warning at citzens....

I wonder if they use these targets?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:16 AM

6. I didn't realize

That cops had such a problem with "hesitation" in using deadly force.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:04 AM

7. K&R 5.5 million in federal money going for this.

Requested by the Department of Homeland Security, according to several other sources.

Wouldn't want any hesitation, after all...





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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:06 AM

8. do they make targets that look like family dogs too?

 

because that would explain a few things.

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