North Hollywood Shootout
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Our feelings on what resilience means in a tactical setting and how to make sure you are not an easy victim. Includes some thoughts on “resilience training” and where mental toughness comes from.
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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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