Juvenile Cop Killers by PoliceOne Columnist Craig Floyd
Soon after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 earlier this year to abolish the death penalty for juvenile killers, a troubling e-mail was sent to our office by the cousin of a Texas law enforcement officer shot and killed by one of those teenage murderers. It read:
"...My cousin, Micheal Ray Eakin, was killed in the line of duty in Harris County, Texas. His killer was sentenced by a jury to death. Because he was not yet 18
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Edged Weapon Defense: Is or Was the 21-foot Rule Valid?
Part 2 of a 2-Part Series from The Force Science Research Center
In this final installment of our 2-part series we discuss additional conclusions regarding edged-weapon defense, namely:
- For many officers and situations, a 21-foot reactionary gap is not sufficient
- Some weapons presumed to be effective against knife attacks are not reliable
- Training in edged-weapon defense should by no means be abandoned ... Full Story
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