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  •  Define 'halting': (3+ / 0-)

    when the knife wielding threat,
    is down and in a surrender posture.

    I know all about the "escalation of force" theory. I used to teach it.

    I used to work in a law-enforcement capacity, in a very large urban mall (West Hollywood).  Through much of my 20's

    But, we were armed with only our wits, our clubs, and our radios.

    Since I was a supervisor, I saw more than my share of "hot-head" officers,
    who were in for the adrenaline power rush,
    more so than protecting the public.

    Those guys were usually "bad news" if they couldn't be reeled in with training.
    They almost always -- seen themselves as somehow "being above the law."

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