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N.J. officer shoots man who tried to run him over

NEWARK, N.J. — A Hoboken man fleeing police died yesterday, authorities said, after he was shot in the head by a Belleville officer he had just hit with his car.

Edwin Munoz, 22, died yesterday afternoon following a car chase that began in Belleville and ended in Newark, said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. A passenger in the car, Japhet Lopez, 25, of Newark, was uninjured and later was charged with attempted burglary, eluding police and resisting arrest.

Homeland Security Report NO. 99 from Homeland Security Group and Tony Davis

This month's Content:

  • Officer Safety - “Spy Bolt”
  • DOJ Catches Spies in US
  • Editors Note Regarding Spies
  • Special Earnings for Veterans
  • National Security Poll
  • NIST Computer Security Center
  • Free Resources
  • Dealing with Conflict, Violence and Crises
  • Lighten Up
  • Terrorism Calendar

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Force Science News #97: Ohio Trainer Makes the Case for Single-Officer Entry Against Active Killers

This is a very interesting article on one officer response to active shooter situations. It my view it is well thought out and makes sense, that at times despite all we have learned there are times we must ADAPT and act alone in an effort to save innocent lives. The one thing an officer must understand before he uses this techniques is he must be prepared mentally and physically and be able to apply his knowledge and tactics if he is to be effective in implementing a one man response. Are you one of the 5% who has prepared himself?

Agencies Clash on Military's Border Role At Issue: Which One Directs Troops in Anti-Drug Mission

A proposal to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to counter drug trafficking has triggered a bureaucratic standoff between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security over the military's role in domestic affairs, according to officials in both departments.

Economic frustration, workplace violence linked

KUSA - People who study workplace violence say they are finding growing evidence that economic frustration is starting to show itself in some offices. They worry some of that frustration may lead to violent outbursts. We took a look on 9NEWS 6 a.m.

"For people who are struggling, the pressures of a job or layoff may be the tipping point that could send them over the edge," explained Merrily Archer, of the Fisher & Phillips Law Firm.

Prominent Iowa football coach dies after shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa - A prominent central Iowa high school football coach has died after being shot in the school's weight room.

The family of Aplington-Parkersburg High School coach Ed Thomas said in a statement Wednesday morning that he died shortly after arriving at a Waterloo hospital.
A gunman opened fire on Thomas in the school weight room at about 8 a.m. Authorities say he was captured shortly thereafter, and is being held at the Butler County jail.

No one else was injured in the attack.

Stress and Your Performance

So far, we have seen that stress is a negative experience. We have seen the short-term negative effects that stress hormones can have on your performance, and have seen how stress can contribute to burnout.

The Positive Effects of Pressure

Conflict, Violence and the Art of Operations...Connecting the End (Strategy) with the Means (Tactics) by Fred Leland

Manage your military position like water. Water takes every shape. It avoids the high and moves to the low. Your war can take any shape. It must avoid the strong and strike the weak. Water follows the shape of the land that directs its flow. Your forces follow the enemy, who determines how you win. ~Sun Tzu, The Art of War 6:8.1-7

The "D" in OODA By: Frank Borelli

For any contemporary warrior who is not already familiar with Boyd's Cycle - the human decision making paradigm - I say to you, "Go and study." First documented by Col. John Boyd (USAF Ret, now deceased), the Human Decision Making Cycle is comprised of the following four steps repeated in endless loops: Observe; Orient; Decide; Act. Anyone who has ever been in a fight knows that thinking faster than your opponent matters - and not just a little. Veteran combatants have given testimony as to the applicability and importance of Boyd's Cycle.

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