EPISODE 4

North Hollywood Shootout

Risky Business – Doing dangerous work, Safely.

Military, LE, and Concealed Carriers are armed for a reason – to reduce or mitigate risk. Jim breaks down what that means and how to apply risk management as part of your tactical equation. This isn’t a safety class, this is a class on making the right call on whether that new gun, tactic, or training class is helping you or hurting you. 

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America’s New F-35, with Justin Lee

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Isaac: Less Sheepdog, More Golden Retriever

Isaac the Rookie Cop joins Mike back on the show for an update on the beginning of his career. Isaac is going to share some thoughts and lessons on being the new guy in Law Enforcement and reflect back on the things he would have done before the academy or when he first started on his path to becoming a police officer.

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Break down of the 1997 North Hollywood Shootout. 20 years ago this year, two dudes brought the LAPD and a few assisting agencies to their knees during a bank robbery that turned into an epic gunfight. Amazingly, the only two fatalities that day were the bad guys, but there were about 20 others wounded (civilian and police). Some of the big take aways have to do with the proliferation of long guns and armored vehicles in law enforcement, shooting “two the body, one to the head,” and how we apply the concept of shooting at the center of whatever mass is available. We also talk briefly about how this event might have been charactized as an active shooter in the early stages and how we might have handled this differently today.

If you know about or were involved with an incident that you think had worthwhile lessons learned, let us know!

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Show Links:

News helicopter raw video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZg4mcYkIwU

Police audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5mkd6r9Kww

Fox News report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E4_wDQFky0

Self inflicts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzjsQ-cxHBU

Nat geo documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q44yGYlUoQQ

44 min film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wty8VSi4Fs0

LA police commission use of force report: http://documents.latimes.com/north-hollywood-shootout-use-force-report/

Intro music credit Bensound.com

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