EPISODE 6

ROAD RAGE: GET OUT OF THE WAY A-HOLE!

Lessons from 17,000 Gun Fights

John Correia runs Active Self Protection (ASP), a massive YouTube channel analyzing self defense encounters from all over the world. He’s taken notes on 17,000 gunfights caught on camera, and he’s going to share some of those lessons with us in tonight’s episode. Link to John’s video discussed in the show here.

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Jason Sweet

USAF PARARESCUEMAN, College football player, Human Performance researcher. Jason’s bringing us up to speed on some current research, athletic performance, mental toughness, motivation, and his current project preparing future special operators for selection, training, and performance in their chosen career fields. An insightful conversation that covers things like the difference in physical and mental demands between USAF Special Operations and NCAA Division I College football.

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James Gagliano

The Ferguson Effect. The militarization of law enforcement. The history and evolution of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team. These are just a few of the topics we cover with Mr. Gagliano who is a retired career FBI Supervisory Agent, West Point graduate, Army Ranger, and now CNNs Law Enforcement Analyst. 

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In episode 6 we discuss a couple of road rage incidents that escalated to the point someone got hurt or killed, and one that was handled pretty well by a guy in Indiana. These stories are important because most of us tend to feel pretty tough behind the wheel of our car. The distance and physical barrier that our cars put between us and other drivers make us feel like we aren’t in much danger, but that can be a false sense of security. We also touch a little bit on what de-escalation techniques *should* look like, a concept called situational leadership, and how MRAPs (big armored trucks) hurt our counter-insurgency efforts overseas (much like in the case of road rage-think about the ways physical barriers and distance dehumanize our troops). 

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Links from today’s episode:

http://www.tacticaltangents.com/articles/restraint/

The Indiana Guy, our favorite (ALSO: should be available with this episode as bonus content) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYhVE0lt0bI)

Colorado incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHVJygPStlI

Colorado news article: http://www.koaa.com/story/35677176/suspect-arrested-for-assault-after-road-rage-incident-caught-on-camera

Colorado road rage tips: http://www.krdo.com/news/woman-speaks-out-police-issue-tips-following-violent-road-rage-incident-caught-on-camera/540260450

Mr. Walker and Mr. Wheeler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk-c5jlk48s

 

Intro music credit Bensound.com

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