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Old 10-18-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
Rupert Atkinson
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Control and Restraint

Everyone here must have seen that video of several policemen in New Orleans beating the blood out of a 64 year old guy.

Irrespective of the good or the bad of it, people should be asking how is it that several cops could not peacefully restrain a 64 year old guy who did not fight back - he was not exactly compliant, but he did not fight back. Lacking the skill to control and restrain, they resorted to beating.

I am not interested in the whys and wherefores of that particular incident, rather, what the skills of restraint are. What should people actually do to 'control and restrain' someone without hurting them too much. And at what point does it gravitate to 'striking'?

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