At SWJ one writer is advocating that the police conduct “three block war” over America.
There is more required for such a system to work than just an information operations cell. Police have to be trained to recognize what should be reported, be it good or bad. Twenty years ago, the Marine Corps began a training program to develop what it called “Strategic Corporals”. Marine leadership realized that a fire team leader engaged in the urban Three Block War must be trained to recognize that, in the media age, a local incident could have world-wide strategic impact near immediately (the Three Block War refers to situations where one can be involved in a humanitarian operation on one block, peacekeeping on another, and a full scale firefight on yet another in an urban environment). Junior Marine leaders were taught to recognize potential strategic incidents and act accordingly. In this age of social media, our police are engaged in a Three Block War domestically as was the case in Dallas and Baton Rouge; they need to be trained to react accordingly.
Expecting the police to perform COIN and stability operations is a testimony to just how badly the progressives have botched their urban, utopian dream. But more on that later. At any rate, it isn’t clear that there are any “strategic corporals” anywhere in any police department in the country.
There are thousands of examples every day, but let’s just focus on two recent ones. First to the human interaction.
Video released Wednesday shows the moment before North Miami police shot an unarmed, behavioral therapist as he tried to calm a man with autism, according to WSVN.
Still recovering in a hospital bed, Charles Kinsey is now talking about what happened in that cellphone video recorded Monday.
“When I went to the ground, I went to the ground with my hands up,” he said. “And I am laying there just like this, telling them again there is no need for firearms.”
Police were responding to a 911 call about a disturbed man walking around with a gun, threatening suicide. Kinsey said that man was one of his patients, Rinaldo, who has autism. The reported gun, he said, was actually a toy truck.
The video shows Kinsey, with both hands held up in the air, telling officers “All he has is a toy truck. A toy truck. I am a behavior therapist at a group home.”
Kinsey was simultaneously trying to calm Rinaldo and explain what was happening to the police, he says, when an officer shot him.
“I thought it was a mosquito bite, and when it hit me I had my hands in the air, and I’m thinking, ‘I just got shot!’ Kinsey recalled. “I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me were, ‘I don’t know.’”
WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (KOKH) — “There’s something wrong with Opie.”
Vickie Malone heard those words come from her young son as he stared outside the window of their Wynnewood home.
Malone had just taken in the children from outside where they had been playing while celebrating the birthday of her five-year-old son. Inside the birthday cake and ice cream hadn’t even been served when they heard the bang from outside.
That bang was the sound of a Wynnewood police officer shooting the family dog. Opie was a three-year-old American Bulldog and Pit Bull mix. To her son Eli, he was his best friend.
“I would have fun with him when he runned around and we played tag,” Eli told FOX 25.
The adults ran outside to see Opie near the fence that surrounds their yard.
“He [Opie] was over here kicking and gasping for air,” Vickie said.
The police officer used a high-powered rifle he retrieved from his police vehicle to put the dog down. He fired two more shots from the rifle in front of the children.
Malone said the officer initially told her the dog had lunged at him through the fence. According to the Wynnewood police chief, the dog charged the officer. While he declined our multiple requests for a recorded interview, Chief Ken Moore said the officer told him the dog was vicious and attacked him by coming around the corner of the house. Moore said the officer tried to kick the dog off him once and then shot him.
However, the chief said he had not seen video of the aftermath of the shooting which was provided to FOX 25. The video shows the dead dog with a gunshot wound to his head lying near the fence, not near the house.
The police chief said the officer was serving a warrant, which gave him legal authority to be on the private property. However, the Malones said they were never shown any warrant. They were only told the officer was looking for someone who had listed that address as his ten years ago.
“He said he was checking to see if a guy name Shon McNiel lived here and no one here has heard of talking about,” Malone said. The warrant for McNiel was from a 10-year-old case and the police chief said the Malone house was his last known address.
However the police chief said the department was aware the Malones had lived there for the past year. He also told FOX 25 the address was a “rent house” and that multiple people had “moved in and out” in the past decade. Moore defended the officer’s presence there saying he “had to start somewhere” in his effort to serve the warrant.
Yea, he had to start somewhere. Just like that cop who shot the therapist. How else would you find out what’s going on? Kill ‘em all and let God sort them out, right?
There you have it. That’s what three-block-war looks like in America.
UPDATE: Cop’s union. I was aiming at autistic patient, not therapist. I don’t believe you. Besides, you shouldn’t have been aiming at anyone, idiot.