Posts Tagged law enforcement

FBI Changes Primary Function To National Security

Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t we have the NSA, CIA, DIA and all branches of the military for national security?

From Foreign Policy:

The FBI’s creeping advance into the world of counterterrorism is nothing new. But quietly and without notice, the agency has finally decided to make it official in one of its organizational fact sheets. Instead of declaring “law enforcement” as its “primary function,” as it has for years, the FBI fact sheet now lists “national security” as its chief mission. The changes largely reflect the FBI reforms put in place after September 11, 2001, which some have criticized for de-prioritizing law enforcement activities. Regardless, with the 9/11 attacks more than a decade in the past, the timing of the edits is baffling some FBI-watchers.

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First Annual Field & Tactical Medicine Conference

For Immediate Release:  December 12, 2013

Dallas, Texas – Caleb Causey, owner and director of training for Arlington, Texas based Lone Star Medics, announced today the first annual “Field and Tactical Medicine Conference.”  The two-day conference will be held March 29-30, 2014 at the MCM Elegante Hotel-Dallas 2330 West Northwest Highway Dallas, Texas 75220.

Over 20 well known instructors in the field and tactical medical training industry will present hands-on instruction in field and tactical medicine.  “The program is structured for the healthcare professional, the public safety officer, and shooting sports enthusiast, as well as the school teacher or lay person who wishes to hone his or her skills in how to respond to medical emergencies,” said Causey.  Each instructor will present at two different levels, the layperson’s level and the healthcare professional’s level.  There are no prerequisites for any conference session.  “Each session will feature hands-on skills practice in life-saving measures that could arise during a disaster, on the athletic field, at an accident site, or in the home,” added Causey.

Who Should Attend:

  • Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians
  • School administrators and teachers
  • Outdoor sports enthusiasts and hunters
  • Citizens with concealed handgun permits
  • Law enforcement
  • Security personnel
  • Parents
  • Military
  • Medical professionals

 

Subjects Covered:

  • Prepper medicine
  • Traumatic head injuries & concussions
  • Identifying & treating common K9 injuries in the field
  • Importance of dental care in the field
  • Environmental emergencies (heat & cold related injuries, altitude sickness)
  • Controlling moderate to severe bleeding using the latest techniques and equipment
  • SCUBA diving and water sports related injuries
  • Surgical airway techniques for maintaining a compromised airway
  • Survival medicine past 48 hours from time of injury
  • Proper mindset and mental preparedness during emergencies
  • Advanced assisted breathing/ventilation techniques
  • Lessons learned during natural disasters
  • Patient movement techniques and maximizing evacuation/transportation assets
  • Medical considerations during active shooter/mass casualty events
  • Differences between EMS and Tactical Medicine for healthcare professionals

 

About the Instructors:

Causey has brought together some of the foremost instructors and professionals for this unique conference event.  With extensive real-life experience and proven teaching skills, these individuals will show conference attendees how to identify and treat immediate life-threatening injuries or illnesses.  In a world that is marked by increasing violence and natural disasters, it pays to be ready, confident, and prepared for emergencies.  This conference will empower attendees to be just that.

For more information, instructor biographies, and registration, visit: http//:www.lonestarmedics.com/tactical-medicine-conf

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Military Surplus For Police But Not For Civilians

Police departments all over the country are receiving heavily armored MRAPs from the military at the same time the administration is denying the importation of surplus M1 Garands from Korea.

From the AP on police MRAPs:

For police and sheriff’s departments, which have scooped up 165 of the mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPS, since they became available this summer, the price and the ability to deliver shock and awe while serving warrants or dealing with hostage standoffs was just too good to pass up.

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San Francisco Veteran Police Officers Association Files Lawsuit Against Magazine Ban

From NRA-ILA:

The Second Amendment-based legal challenge is part of a campaign of nationwide litigation filed and supported by a variety of law enforcement officers and associations to confirm that the Second Amendment protects these common standard-capacity magazines for self-defense and sport shooting.

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The Increasing Police State and Backlash

From Reason.com:

The hidden secret of law enforcement is that it’s largely dependent on public cooperation. When laws have less than near-universal support—when they’re a majority preference jammed down the throats of the minority—they beg for defiance. Cops then are “forced” to become arm-twisters, trying to intimidate the minority into submission through increasingly brutal tactics, or else they just give up.

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States Cracking Down On Filming Police

From Gizmodo:

The legal justification for arresting the “shooter” rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which all parties must consent for a recording to be legal unless, as with TV news crews, it is obvious to all that recording is underway. Since the police do not consent, the camera-wielder can be arrested. Most all-party-consent states also include an exception for recording in public places where “no expectation of privacy exists” (Illinois does not) but in practice this exception is not being recognized.

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Police Officer Smuggeled Weapons to Philippines

From Guns.com:

Rex Maralit, a 10-year NYPD veteran, his brother Wilfredo Maralit, a customs and border protection agent stationed at Los Angeles International Airport, were illegally shipping semiautomatic weapons to their brother Ariel Maralit, who lives in the Philippines.

When only law enforcement has access to guns only law enforcement will be able to smuggle guns.

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Ignorant Cop Costs City $15K For Pointing Gun At Man Who Was Openly Carrying

From KomoNews.com:

Lawyers say Bellingham has agreed to pay $15,000 to a man who was threatened by a police officer for wearing a holstered gun in a city park.

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Police Shootout Caught on Dash Cam

Video is graphic:

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Police POV Cam during Traffic Pursuit

This comes from Alabama:

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DoD Instruction 3025.21 Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies

DOD has issued a statement on when the military may act in concert with law enforcement.

Full text here.

 

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What Do Police Think About New Gun Laws?

PoliceOne conducted a survey of officers and this is what they found.

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Rise of the Warrior Cop

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko will be released this summer. You can pre-order now on Amazon.com.

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Cops Denied Service at Restaurant

From Guns.com:

A Prince William County resident named Daryl LaClair was so outraged he wrote a letter to the executives of BW3 at their headquarters in Minnesota complaining about the incident.  He also started a public awareness campaign to spread word of the company’s alleged mistreatment of law enforcement.

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States Preempting Feds On Gun Laws

From CNSNews.com:

On March 12 and 14, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed both Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-NY) “Fix Gun Checks Act,” which would criminalize all private firearm sales and Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) “Assault Weapons Ban.”

These bills have a long way to go before they become law – if they ever do – but states across the nation are introducing their own legislation to preemptively defeat any new federal gun laws.

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