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T We Want Her we want her fight back without worry about being expelled as part of a politically correct policy Personally I advocate a response being expelled as part of a politically correct policy Personally I advocate a response force which is slightly disproportionate make it just a bit uncomfortable for the attacker so they never consider ou as a target againMany folks who conscientiously ensure their smoke alarms work in case of a fire and will only buy vehicles that have plenty of air bags in case of a crash look askance at folks who legally own weapons Why not be prepared in case of a violent attack as well as we are for smoke in the homeLaw enforcement is not so much responsible to protect Nam you as to investigate afterward unless they accidentally are in the right place at the right time and do the right thing and they have immunity from liability if they do notFirefighters show up when the flames are enveloping the building and EMTs show up after the car s hit the tree That s whyou want smoke detectors and airbags and such This is why some folks carry handguns or mace or stun guns learn martial arts techniues and the like Back to Grossman s sheep analogy He says there are also wolves Think bad guys Wolves prey upon sheep And then there are sheepdogs They attack wolves who threaten the flockUsually we think of sheepdogs as representing our military and law enforcement professionals But sheepdogs also represent those of us who refuse to be sheepGrossman writes Sheep s only response to the wolf though is denial and all too often their response to the sheepdog is scorn and disdain But the sheepdog uietly asks himself Do Painting Landscapes from Your Imagination you have any idea how hard it would be ifour loved ones were attacked and ou had to stand there helplessly
Because You Were Unprepared you were unprepared that day p626 I loved The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker so I picked this one up too The title refers to the two seconds when the assassin shoots the target or some other action takes place The bulk of the material is for the protector about the processes his mind goes through what he needs to do to react in time space etc De Becker analyzes the assassination attempt on President Reagan and the actions of those around him in those two seconds He analyzes other assassinations as well I m not describing it well but it was fascinating to read Sorry I didn t have time to read of it. Al work of new insights arising from ten ears of research; The Five Essential Lessons for protectors; The Compendium 400 pages of summarized attacks near attacks and incidents against at risk persons all over the world from 1960 2007 than 1400 entries; and the Appendices More than 100 pages of additional material and resourc.
Gavin de Becker Ü 1 CHARACTERSAttack Alert guards can be a strong deterrent to attack Arthur
Bremer who shot George Wallace wanted to kill Nixon but securitywho shot George Wallace wanted to kill Nixon but security too tight Kennedy s uote that assassination cannot be prevented because a man just has to be willing to trade his life for the president s life is bogus many assassins don t fear death they fear failureA major point is that in an exercise known as time and distance it is possible to focus entirely on the physical interaction it turns out that if the protector can be near the attacker either right next to or 7 feet away protectors often succeed 15 feet is a bit far but protectors can sometimes succeed Having a second protector near the protectee helps too though the projected protection being near the attacker is better2 A compendium of assassination attempts Kind of boring extremely long about 400 pages Did ou know that Charles de Gaulle survived 31 assassination attempts Colombia is incredibly dangerous Luck plays a role Probably a good resource for researchers but not all that exciting3 A collection of essays in the form of 13 Appendices maybe 50 pages The most interesting one is on the OODA loop Observe Orient Decide Act and how the most important stages are the OOD but many people train for the A Example people get really good at target shooting but in but many people train for the A Example people get really good at target shooting but in life target shooting isn t nearly as significant as being able to make the right decisions Training must take into account the need to make decisions and so should focus on real life stressful situations The first part of the book gives some good examples such as training with life weapons that use painful but non lethal simunitionSome of these essays are interesting and some aren t This is an excellent albeit niche text unlike de Becker s prior book which addressed a broad civilian market this one is meant for the personal protection professionalA general audience topic is addressed in Appendix 12 Grossman suggesting that most Americans are sheep What is meant by that The view is that we re trained to not think about defending ourselves We re trained to think that those who do worry about such things are a bit off We re trained to think that nice liberal thinking folks who drive Prius cars are somehow immune to the violence of the worldOne example of this is the zero tolerance of violence in schools a fine notion except for how. Place in less than one minute And the hundreds of attacks studied for this book all of them combined took place in less than a half hour Those thirty minutes surely the most influential in world history offer important insights that can help today's protectors defeat tomorrow's attackers This 650 Page Book Contains An origin. An industry specific read that ou can return back to over and over again as it has an excellent and comprehensive collection of case studies This was everything I d hoped it be A data driven book on the methods and meaning behind protective personnel training Gavin de Becker s no nonsense writing style has always been one of
my favorites but the way he s organized and presented the relatively short written sections at the beginning offavorites but the way he s organized and presented the relatively short written sections at the beginning of book is crystal clear The data examples and studies drive all his conclusions on how to protect people in the best ways possible The really interesting thing is how the practices of his firm really coincide with the philosophical roots of martial arts Spectacular This bureaucrat has seen the security tapes for the killings of Cesar and Lincoln Americans are smart to pay so the killings of Cesar and Lincoln Americans are smart to pay so taxes to keep all these people in power This is a reuired reading for everyone in my protection agency and recommended reading for all protection specialist I mentor Gavin has made a science of the business of assassinations He logically walks readers through the importance of how to use time and distance to effectively manage threats If Impossible Things you understand the importance of staying in the moment coupled with a better understanding of aggressors tacticsou understand how to better use environmental design
whether constructed or improvised to tilt the odds in our favor Phenomenal book Eye opening This is a bookconstructed or improvised to tilt the odds in our favor Phenomenal book Eye opening This is a book preventing assassination in three parts1 The real substance about 140 pages long of the book The fundamental premise is that assassination can be stoppedThe key principle in the book is that at some point when the attacker makes some action that cannot be undone the Moment of Commitment time stops being on the side of the attacker and becomes on the side of the protector The sooner the protectors recognize what is happening the Moment of Recognition the likely the attack is to fail Much of this book is about how to make that time as short as possible and most of the work is mental how to keep the mind from wandering how to position oneself in the best place etcThere are some interesting tidbits scattered throughout 25 feet distance between attacker and victim virtually guarantees safety for handgun attacks 7 feet between protector and attacker gives a surprisingly good chance of preventing the. Think of every assassination ou've ever heard about For most people a few of these major ones come to mind Caesar Abraham Lincoln John Kennedy Martin Luther King Mahatma Gandhi Indira Gandhi Anwar Sadat John Lennon Israel's Prime Minister Rabin Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto From start to finish all of these attacks combined took.