A Phoenix, Arizona, activist critical of police force underwent a use of force scenarios exercise with a local police department recently–and left with a change of heart. According to KSAZ-TV, Jarrett Maupin helped lead several marches on Phoenix police headquarters in recent months, upset about police shooting an unarmed man who they say fought with them. “We want his badge, we want his gun, we want his job,” he was captured on video saying at one protest. The activist agreed to undergo a standard use of force training exercise with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department where he was forced to decide whether to shoot or not to shoot in three different scenarios.

In the first scenario, Maupin allowed a suspect to hide behind a car where he pulled a gun and shot him. “When he came to the back of the vehicle and started hiding, I could sense something was wrong,” Maupin told KSAZ, noting he reacted too late.

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{snip} After completing the entire exercise, the activist said he has a change of heart. “I didn’t understand how important compliance was, but after going through this; yes my attitude has changed, this happens in 10-15 seconds. People need to comply for their own sake,” he said.

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  • JackKrak

    I think the same type of experiment could be used to change the minds of lots of liberals, or at least knock some sense into them – but instead of putting them in deadly force situations, just make them get a job, run a household and raise kids.

    It would be the most eye-opening experience of their lives.

    • Nancy

      Doing this on a larger scale would prove futile, since once you assemble a group of blacks together, pack mentality sets in, and they’re extremely resistant to any sensible message, preferring to grandstand, yell things, and generally attempt to out-do each other.

      Another aspect of the “group evil” theory explained by M. Scott Peck. It’s ESPECIALLY relevant to low-IQ blacks.

      • MBlanc46

        Very pertinent point.

      • Alexandra1973

        I was reading that a good number of the blacks shouting “Hands up don’t shoot” didn’t even know why it was being said.

        • TCA

          I would never shoot if my hands were up, since obviously I would miss. If I were inclined to obey verbal commands shouted by Negroes, either “hands up!” or “don’t shoot!” would be sufficient.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        You, Sir, (or Ma’am,) should be awarded a Doctorate in Nigrology…!

    • Forcing childless libtards to raise kids has a certain appeal, as they would have to make concrete decisions about the safety and health of the little ones, instead of spouting pie-in-the-sky platitudes about how other people should do the job. There’s a catch, however (isn’t there always?): most of these poor kids would end up a complete mess.

      There’s some good news, however: kids raised by responsible parents will be taking care of us in our old age, while the aging cultural Marxists end up in nursing homes, under the tender mercies of surly black and brown staff.

      • Anglokraut

        I wish that were the case, but most of us will end up in some kind of nursing home or extended care facility, like it or not. That has nothing to do with having children who will care for aged parents, but rather having aged parents with severe age-related complications: dementia, mobility issues, and custodial issues like using the toilet, bathing and dressing–the kind of stuff for which most people are not qualified to handle. Also, some people would rather sit in their own filth than ask a family member to change their adult diaper. It’s a matter of personal pride to not be seen by family as being so helpless–an orderly would be preferable.
        If no short-term or long-term care policy is in place to cover those expenses of living in an assisted-care facility, you have to go into a public nursing home; as that is for those of limited means, the state comes in and seizes your assets, to make you “of limited means”. This is called the State Spend-down. Now you are living at the “tender mercies of surly black and brown staff.”
        I’m not saying this to be contrary–I’m saying this as a licensed life insurance producer. Simply having children available to care for you is no longer a sound plan for advanced age. Get long-term care to cover you for at least two years in a good facility, and get short-term care to cover the gap in between being put in assisted care, and the long-term care coverage kicking in.

        • When I someday get that decrepit, I have a different, cheaper solution: a bunch of stiff drinks followed by a plastic bag over my head.

          • John Smith

            Nitrogen or helium tank from a welding gas supply house or party store, tubing and a plastic bag w/ a roll of duct tape to seal it.

          • model1911

            With all you have been through I trust a better passing is due, “Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

          • Stonewall Jackson.

          • model1911

            I knew you would know. One of our best generals.

          • Probably the best, but I will always love my old sergeant, after only my mother. Once in your lifetime, if you’re very lucky, you meet a fellow who really should have been your father, but wasn’t. A really good sergeant can be like that.

          • Anglokraut

            I wonder if we’ll soon be calling that the “Robin Williams”?

            Geeze, that’s dark.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Don’t jump the gun: We need you for the fight ahead…!

          • Kalashnikov

            I want to be launched out of a cannon towards montreal.

      • archer

        What greater gift is there than healthy children and grandchildren?

    • MannyR

      Yeah because massive amounts of photographic/video proof and 50 years of riots, murders and beat downs hasn’t woke them up yet this will.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      You really think that ‘liberals’ don’t have jobs, don’t manage households, and don’t have children?

      • Vyncennt

        All at the same time and without hired alien assistance? No.

  • superlloyd

    Common sense is beyond these idiots. Drones are unable to think beyond their immediate surroundings.

  • MekongDelta69

    I would love to escort this black winner through BUD/s. Ok, ok – too much? How about Hell Week?… Day?… Hour?… Ok, ok – Hell Minute. I know he could do that much – if he didn’t get himself killed first.

  • TruthBeTold

    These kind of events are over in seconds and most people don’t get that.

    Glad to see when he was charged and felt threatened that he shot.

    • “…over in seconds…”

      As popular as “first person shooter” video games have become, one would think there would be more understanding by the general public how fast those things can happen.

      • Johnny

        Blacks don’t play video games, do they?

        • MBlanc46

          They don’t have to. They just take their stolen firearms into the streets and play real-life games.

        • MannyR

          Uh yeah, that’s all they do.

      • MannyR

        Modern Warfare 4: Ferguson

  • dd121

    The recent “demonstrations” is meant to cause the police to hesitate when confronting violent criminals. That’s libel to get more cops killed, but then isn’t that what they want to happen?

    • Katherine McChesney

      *liable.

      • dd121

        Thanks Katherine. Discus has a spell checker but not a stupid checker. 🙂

        • Katherine McChesney

          You’re welcome.

        • I encounter that quite a lot these days: wrong word, but spelled correctly.

          • MBlanc46

            And you see it in a lot of journalism these days, because spell-check is the only check that stories get any more.

          • Spikeygrrl

            What drives me nuts is people who almost invariably pick the wrong homophone, e.g., their/there/they’re, effect/affect. Also sadistic spellcheckers which insist that any word with a terminal “s” is a plural which needs — sorry, “need’s” — an apostrophe.

          • TCA

            No such thing as the wrong homophobe.

          • Brutus

            *possessive, not plural.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Thanks! Fixed it.

          • model1911

            “…..wrong word, but spelled correctly……” Sounds like the essence of liberalism.

  • nasedo

    I remember many years ago 60 Minutes had a story where liberal politically correct journalist Harry Reasoner trained with the Police. When he was in the simulator every time a black silhouette popped up Reasoner would empty his gun shooting at it : )

  • Another fun wake-up call for some of these doofs would involve sending them to third world countries so they can see firsthand how police behave in those places. No, it’s not sheriff Andy Taylor by a long shot! I remember an article linked here years ago in which the head of the Mexico City police department’s anti-kidnapping squad was arrested for – you guessed it – kidnapping. About 30 years ago, a university professor from Colorado disappeared in Mexico – it was all over the TV news for a while – and his pickup truck turned up in the possession of a local police chief there; the cops had robbed and murdered the guy.

  • MBlanc46

    What a heart-warming story. So, that’s maybe one ought of a million? And the rest still want dead cops. Now.

  • WR_the_realist

    Wow. A leftie who could be educated, and actually change his mind.

    This is like finding a midget who’s good at playing pro basketball.

    • Jeff

      Eh, more likely a midget who wins the dunk contest at the nba all star game.

  • The stupid kid that was shot in Ohio didn’t give them very much time, and at 5’7″ tall and 195 pounds, he sure didn’t look 12 years old.

  • Strider73

    OK, this fellow has had a change of heart & attitude. Now how long will it last, once he returns to the ‘hood and the thugs curse him out, call him “Uncle Tom,” vandalize his church and threaten his family? I suspect he will be shouting ‘hood slogans into that bullhorn again within a week.

  • John Smith

    And these dumbshits also want an officer to shoot a suspect in the arm or leg if they aren’t crying for use of tasers and pepperspray instead. Good luck with that in a matter of seconds. Most cops can barely shoot well enough to get on the black on a B27 silhouette target with plenty of time to make the shot, so that’s a pipe dream in a real world situation.

    • I used to run – not walk – between the firing line and the target boards during “safe range” periods to check my targets, just to jack up my heart rate and breathing. How many cops deliberately get themselves used to shooting in that state?

      • John Smith

        A number have spent too much time at the doughnut shop to be able to manage that.

  • Augustus3709

    He’s a “high profile organizer in the minority community.”

    Can we have those too?

    • Usually Much Calmer

      We self organize.* I’m not being a smart aleck, either. White social lives exhibit spontaneous order (but social relations are involved, of course). Think of the child’s fable of stone soup- everyone is fed in a community meal as a result of people just abiding by their instincts. Someone may set the process off, but they don’t ‘organize’ it- some ‘one’ usually sets off a riot too, it turns out. Minority communities need ‘community organizers’ the same way they need social workers to tell them to breast feed- to compensate for a deficit in their natures.

      True sociology is a fascinating field of study.

      *This is why I don’t really harbor despair- it is quite possible that some event will precipitate a rapid upheaval that will seem to have a life of it’s own and the hill we sit on will become very different in the blink of an eye-think of the French Revolution, the outbreak of WWI, or the end of the Soviet Union. Don’t plan-develop a nimble mind.

      • Augustus3709

        We self-organize but somebody among us will do it better than the rest.

        Cultures are sparked by genius—the special few with elevated minds.

        But we need honest leadership, men and women with honorable intent, not psychopaths who are just in it for profit and pleasure.

        History goes in cycles. The details change but the storyline follows the same pattern. Right now the US is in the “decline” phase of great empires. We know what will happen on a macro level, but the details are not yet clear. We are nevertheless able to sense the essence of what is to come and ought to prepare accordingly.

        • Usually Much Calmer

          Good Morning, Augustus!

          I agree with what you say in the main. My only quibble is that I am not at all convinced that we are entering a simple decline.
          I am familiar with both the logography and historiography of cyclical history. I think some of us are in decline and some of us are flourishing- that the human population of the west has bifurcated.
          We have too much awesome discovery on the scientific and technological fronts going on for me to believe we are all decadent Romans.

          But yes, I am preparing accordingly for change in the future. Enjoy your Sunday!

          • Augustus3709

            Well, as per the aforementioned bifurcation I don’t see a particularly positive outcome.

            We’ll have two categories of White folks. One where people make 6 figures or more, live in nice suburbs or expensive city apartments, and are too happy and comfortable to care about racial issues.

            Then there is the other group of struggling working class Whites who are being pressured out of the job market, and without money or prospects, pressured out of existence itself.

            That small exclusive and well off segment of the White population is indeed doing rather well right now. The problem is that’s all we’ll have left, no racial mass to hold up the population. Just a spoiled elite floating at the top of a multiracial stew.

            It’s sad but I’d prefer not to lament too much. Happy Sunday to you as well.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            Your 2 categories of white folks and my 2 categories of people are not the same at all, however. Let you not lament.

          • Augustus3709

            What are your two?

          • Usually Much Calmer

            Explicated, its an essay which I’ll spare you. But it has nothing to do with money or status or even the common views on occupation.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    “After completing the entire exercise, the activist said he has a change
    of heart. “I didn’t understand how important compliance was, but after
    going through this; yes my attitude has changed, this happens in 10-15
    seconds. People need to comply for their own sake,” he said.”

    This is such a positive story, yet the comments here are so bitter. This is the change we need, why grumble and begrudge it? While some of us are lighting candles, please do not use up all the oxygen by huffing and puffing about the darkness.

    • Convincing people that they are wrong is quite difficult, and these rare occasions should be treasured, but as you suggest, gloating over them is counterproductive.

    • It is a positive story, but in the end it’s not going to change much. I doubt if the community organizer will change his ways even though he claims it changed his thinking. His job, what he’s paid to do, is to keep the black community stirred-up and hating whites. These organizers like this guy (& Sharpton, Jackson, et. al) don’t do what they do because they actually care about black lives. No, no. Never be lulled into thinking that. These organizers are making big bucks from these black deaths. The ‘organizers’ are ecstatic when deaths such as Martin or Brown occur; the organizers slither out from their very expensive, high end cars and houses to get the mayhem started. (And by the way, the government pays them. There are all sorts of government grants available for these agitators.)

  • Lygeia

    Stockholm syndrome.

  • The vibrant urbanistanis don’t hunt deer, either, and while that isn’t dangerous to the hunter, field-dressing a buck is a quite reasonable hands-on lesson as to why one doesn’t want to get shot.

    • Jeff

      A quite reasonable lesson indeed. But it certainly has it’s limitations. Deer don’t usually entertain with running commentary as their being butchered. I once saw a person subjected to scalding using a stainless steel coffee pot. Actually, I’ve seen this several times. It’s amazing how skin will peel away in almost an instant of time. Poor bastards scream in agony even when others are trying to help. Nothing can be done for them until morphine hits the veins. On the upside, they usually make a remarkable recovery considering the grievous injury. By the way, I’ve been following your story on this site for several months. You appear to me to be a rather remarkable man, in the best sense of the word. If you don’t mind me asking, what were the charges that led to your incarceration? I usually wouldn’t ask such a forward question, but you seem fairly candid about the subject. I’m wagering it was a white collar offense, but I’m at a loss as to how someone as obviously intelligent as you got caught up in the system.

      • Extortion.

        • Jeff

          Yikes. You really have led a very interesting life! I’ve never been shot and plan on doing my level best to maintain that status. I have seen several people who have been shot, which served to reinforce my view that it really is an experience to be avoided if at all possible. I think I’ll add self surgery to the list of things I really don’t want to experience.

          • A couple good (?) reads are “Emergency War Surgery” (Department of the Army) and “Ditch Medicine” (Hugh L. Coffee). The key is getting foreign matter out of the wound, and then keeping it clean while it drains. This is difficult when you are shot through a wooden fence while wearing several layers of dirty clothing. Everything goes everywhere. I debrided the wound myself and then cleaned it with vodka. Since I was still in shock, it didn’t hurt any; it just knocked me down and then my arm didn’t work properly. The SoB hosed down the whole fence, I guess just suspecting someone would be there. Unfortunately, he was right. They had more ammo, and liberally used it. I didn’t want to be drunk in action, but I splinted my arm with a bandage and a stick, picked my rifle back up, and gradually drank the remaining vodka through the rest of the morning.

            Once I was out of vodka, it really began to hurt. If I had not gone to college in California, I’d have died of alcohol poisoning that morning.

  • Best_Reviews

    Awesome program. They should get more people into this role playing as the cop.

  • I agree that this is a very positive demonstration. The problem though is that most blacks don’t care what the circumstances are. Doesn’t matter to them what actually happened and why. The black protestors, marchers, and looters are protesting, marching, & looting for their own gain, not because they actually care that Trayvon, Brown, or Garner are dead. It’s an opportunity for new shoes, cases of booze, free electronics from WalMart, etc. Role playing such as this in Phoenix are great for reasonable, logical people. However, It’s not reasonable to expect to change the minds of blacks that have been brainwashed from birth (because they’re dumb) to believe that their dysfunction is all whitey’s fault. Also, justice and understanding aren’t Sharpton’s & Jackson’s (the two primary race hos) agenda. They like these Martin & Brown killings, because it’s very lucrative for them to keep the black animosity and whine stirred-up. They’ve gotten rich off dead blacks.

    • Yes, Maricopa county convinced one guy. Just one, but maybe he’ll talk about it and some of the others will listen. Who said it would be easy?

      • My point is that even if others listen it’s not going to make any difference, because they’re getting what they want from these black deaths—money. You’re presuming that they actually care about black deaths. They do not.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Or maybe the media will cover it. Oh, wait. . . .

  • Fathercoughlin

    slow clap

  • Johnny Squire

    Maybe “use of force scenarios” training should be mandatory in our urban schools? It might save lives to train young people to comply with police commands.