The instructors dilemma.
I had to send someone home today... for good. This means that an aspiring officer will now lose his job and have to start their journey over elsewhere.
Sometimes recruits make this an easy decision. I have little sympathy or patience for people who do not pay attention, try, or prepare. The same goes for folks who are obviously a danger to other officers or the public.
Those aren't the ones that sting.
What hurts is cutting a guy that you know wants to be there and is trying their best, yet in spite of those efforts, falls short. To know that because of your decision an honest and good man now has to roll the dice in this shit economy and try to make his way somewhere else.
I know from bitter experience what that pill tastes like and it is terrible.
I've pulled for you all along and fought tooth and nail to get you where you needed to be. We have trained late nights after class. I knew today was going to be the reckoning. Christ, during your test you had me wishing I was a ghost so I could jump into your body, take control, and save you from yourself. Sadly, such a thing is not possible.
If others turned a blind eye to your performance, so be it. I cannot.
The public deserves someone who can handle situations safely and appropriately. Your fellow officers need backup they can rely upon. And most importantly, I need to be confident that you will make it home at the end of the night alive. For all those reasons and then some, I had to be the end of the line for you. But goddamn, it hurts. I'm sorry.
"Vehicles colliding with other objects are physical conflicts. Reducing the rate collisions is conflict management.
It has been scientifically established that distracted driving increases the statistical risk of a collision. Learning that fact is an example intelllectual learning. But this type of learning doesn't necessarily create an effective behavioral DETERRENCE against engaging distracted driving.
This video on the other hand shows EMOTIONAL LEARNING. In this case, the goal is to a person's change behavior by creating an emotional impact.
The theory is that the Emotional Learning will have a longer lasting effect on behavior than Intellectual Learning.
This type of tr,aining is also used during some types self-defense training particularly through the use of scenarios. What are some other examples of Emotional Learning"? - Erik Kondo
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How does the Dunning-Kruger Effect manifest itself in certain aspects of conflict management/personal safety/self-defense? --------------------------------------------
"In many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious. Instead, the incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence, buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge."
"This video shows an example of an Educational Beatdown. The man is shown being punished for his unacceptable behavior. The intention of a EDB is to communicate and enforce the rules of behavior.
In this case, since the EBD was made into a video, it is being used as communication to not only to the Recipient of the EBD, but also to all those who watch or hear about the video. This is a form of societal boundary setting by the people involved.
The ultimate effectiveness of the EBD depends upon the end result. If the EBD has the effect of changing the Recipient's behavior for the better, then the EBD was effective boundary setting. If it makes the Recipient's behavior worse, then it was not.
The same goes for the video. If the video communicates the desired message effectively, then it "works". If it creates unintended consequences such as a societal backlash, then it didn't work." - Erik Kondo
I read this article thanks to Lloyd De Jongh of Tripwire Europe. Many people talk about the OODA Loop, but few go into this level of detail. - Erik K. ------------------------
"John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, but he slowly transformed himself into one of the greatest philosopher-warriors to ever live.
In 1961, at age 33, he wrote “Aerial Attack Study,” which codified the best dogfighting tactics for the first time, became the “bible of air combat,” and revolutionized the methods of every air force in the world.
His Energy-Maneuverability (E-M) Theory helped give birth to the legendary F-15, F-16, and A-10 aircraft.
Perhaps his most significant contribution to military strategy, though, came from a series of briefings he gave. In them, Boyd laid out a way of thinking about conflict that would revolutionize warfare around the world.
The idea centers on an incredible strategic tool: the OODA Loop — Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. Nation-states around the world and even terrorist organizations use the OODA Loop as part of their military strategy. It has also been adopted by businesses to help them thrive in a volatile and highly competitive economy."
"Quit talking about what your going to do and just do it. Hit first hit hard and don't get hit. Control the situation by taking control. Too many people worry about getting into trouble because they get into a fist fight. In a lot of places it's a class c misdemeanor same as a traffic ticket. Pay your fine.
When you know it's about to get crazy then step up, knock them on their ass and move on.
99% of the bullshit you deal with is social violence in some way shape or form. Almost always it can be avoided or de-escalated. But, generally, we as a species won't." - Clint Overland
"The assault charges laid recently against a Toronto restaurant owner who fought a man who he accused of being a thief, along with a number of high-profile self-defence cases in the U.S., have led to questions around property rights and self-defence laws in Canada.
Criminal lawyer Howard Cohen adds that there is a "huge misconception" in Canada regarding the use of self-defence, and many people think they don't have any rights.
The laws around self-defence are a grey area — the criminal code states a property owner can only make a citizens arrest if the alleged wrongdoer is caught in the act. But many people don't take in to account, "the flexibility and reasonableness of our juries," a factor that has affected many cases where people have acted to defend themselves or their property, Cohen says." ...
It is important to recognize that some of your ability to protect yourself and your resources is hardwired by nature. Some living things are naturally better equiped physically and mentally for self-protection than others.
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