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Old 06-23-2002, 09:54 AM   #6
Brian H
Dojo: Aikido of Northern Virginia
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 102

In ten years as a cop I have never intentionally done anything to a suspect to hurt them, but still managed to spend a whole lot of time baby sitting prisoners at the hospital (bumps and bruises - some stitches etc.). If you think you last visit to the hospital was slow, try being stuck with a guy who keeps telling the nurse, "I hope you die" (I found out that you CAN put a tube down someone's nose and pump their stomach!)

Since starting Aikido I have not used "hands on" Aikido much ("hands off" everyday), since I vastly prefer pre-emptive suspect control and pepper spray. But my family expects me home everyday, so if somebody gets hurt it is because of their own actions. (like the guy I went to lock up, who took off running and got hit by a car --- oops)

violence only begets more paperwork
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