Force Science sends me emails. Some of them are downright creepy.
Finally, check out this clever video on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImMBiqM62jk
Using a cartoon format, it's an easy-to-follow description of the human amygdala (the so-called "Lizard Brain"), which "regulates emotions and activates the body's earliest warning system for danger so survival actions can follow."
In particular, the narration explains how hypervigilance fostered by the impact of police training and working conditions on the amygdala can affect officer interactions on the street both positively and negatively.
"Our hope is that this video will help the public and officers alike better understand some of the police behavior they may see on TV or encounter first-hand," says Jack Colwell who, with his long-time training partner Charles "Chip" Huth, was the creative force behind the production. Huth is a certified Force Science Analyst and together they've also written the book Unleashing the Power of Unconditional Respect: Transforming Law Enforcement and Police Training.
At the moment, the video is available only on YouTube but can be downloaded for roll call training, Colwell says. Eventually he and Huth hope to have a system in place that will allow them to search Twitter and other social media for people who are expressing concerns about law enforcement experiences.
No more profiting from harmful activities!
Why doesn't government regulate against harmful activities? Why does government serve to enable environmental destruction, societal oppression (racism, ageism, sexism, et al.)? Why is government in cahoots with the most tremendous abuses and violence of the day?
Is it time for a peoples' intervention?
If so, then what's that gonna look like?
Let Ralph Nader Debate!
I lined up for this photograph after the regularly scheduled Friday evening Percival Landing peace vigil. The vigil is sponsored by the Olympia F.O.R.. The Friday afternoon/evening vigil has been ongoing on a weekly basis for almost 10 years (since November 1998.)
A similar weekly vigil occurs on Wednesdays from 12 o'clock Noon until 1 pm at the corner of Capitol Way and Legion Avenue, Sylvester Park. The Wednesday vigil has been ongoing weekly for over 28 years, since March 5th, 1980.
Here's me in the picture.
Photo and sign by Glen Anderson of the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Insist that public officials tell the truth.
Stop the war! and...
Create a culture of peace, justice, nonviolence and sustainability!
more information about the t-shirt, including how you can purchase your own: Bush Lied: They Died