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Tag: U.S. Capitol Police

Oct.
6th

D.C. shooting a no-win situation for police

Training scenario: An unmedicated, psychotic driver crashes through a protective barrier, hits and injures a police officer, smashes police cars during a chase at speeds up to 85 mph on densely populated streets,  and speeds off towards a potential terrorist target.

You have one second to react – what is your response?

By now you have recognized this scenario as the real-life incident that played out on the streets of our nation’s capitol last Thursday. On a dry mid-afternoon in Washington, D.C., Miriam Carey, a 34-year-old woman reported to be suffering from postpartum depression, inexplicably attempted to drive through a

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