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Last Activity: 02-26-2020, 09:32 PM
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  • I'm not sure I'm addressing the question specifically (no background in military LE, civilian or otherwise), but I spoke to a Veterans Admin police officer who told me my state (WI) was now accepting those with experience as military police for lateral transfers. However, I mentioned this to our department's...
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  • I agree, and perhaps my initial comment came across as more negative than I intended. We shouldn't be immediately dismissing any new technology that allows us to gain control of subjects with less chance of injury to us or them. I'm old enough to remember the great skepticism that I heard when the first...
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  • How many have actually read the 1st Amendment? Here's the full text:
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition...
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  • I'm a skeptic as well...show me some videos of it being used on someone running, or arms up in a fighting stance. Every demonstration shows a subject in an optimal position for deployment. We all know that almost never happens in real life.
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  • orangebottle
    replied to Orange gloves?
    And here I was thinking it was maybe because orange shows up better on video, making it easier to see what the officers' hands are doing.

    I forgot the first rule of public service: When in doubt, the answer is always 'money'.
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  • orangebottle
    started a topic Orange gloves?

    Orange gloves?

    On a couple of different live-action police shows recently I've seen officers wearing orange gloves, which appear to be the latex/vinyl type.

    Our department has gone from white to purple to black...is there any particular reason a department would switch to orange?
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