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Sure David, two occasions when I was a paid call firefighter in San Bernardino County; the first time, called to a residence of a mentally disturbed woman, she pulled a knife from a kitchen drawer and tried to stab me, I moved, grabbed her wrist and disarmed her. She was hauled away. The second time was after our medics brought a violent disturbed man to the hospital, he pulled a knife ( which someone neglected to check for) and sat up from the gurney, I stepped sideways, grabbed his arm, and we both ended up on the floor. The other two medics jump in and took the knife away. I was in a grocery store parking lot and one of the employees ran out and grabbed a guy while he was getting in his car, he punched the employee as I ran over as he tried to start his car. I reached in the window and grabbed his wrist; the employee got him in a headlock, and drug him out of the car. Some other employees came out and took him away. The first employee said he had stolen something from the store. A few years ago, I was doing outreach for the homeless youth. I came across a fight between two young men beating up another youth, I ran over pushed one away and told the other that the cops were on their way. They both ran off. I have a few more “life threatening incidences”, but I’m running out of time. The point is, I have been trained to deal with aggression, and so have the police. Killing someone is the very last resort, not the first line of self defense! If they are not trained, they have no business being in that position. Again, unacceptable!!
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