Blue Line Magazine March 2014 Subscribe
The basic tactical orientation course instructor, a seasoned veteran, began explaining the concept, mechanics and importance of moving and shooting. After completing his introduction, he pointed at me and stated "Nir knows all about moving and shooting, he's done it many times."
I had completed my second term of service in the Israeli Special Forces Counter Terror Unit one year prior to joining the police service so the instructor assumed I must have been heavily trained in and proficient with the technique.
Moving and shooting is a dynamic, complex and advanced skill which is heavily trained and emphasized in military special forces, where the concept was born. The ability to master a complex skill is automatically equated with the ability to effectively address real life – a huge fallacy.Continue...
Canada's highest court has recognized a police power to conduct a safety search provided it is reasonably necessary in the circumstances.
In R. v. MacDonald, 2014 SCC 3 a concierge received a complaint about loud music coming from the accused's unit. After hearing it he knocked on the door. There was no response but as he was about to leave guests exited. He asked MacDonald to turn the music down but he refused and swore at the concierge.
Police were called and a constable went to the door, knocked and asked MacDonald to turn his music down or off. MacDonald swore at the officer and slammed the door shut.Continue...
Blue Line News Week March 07, 2014 Subscribe
by Ryan Siegmund
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has decided to terminate its contractual commitment to Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) projects in Canada, effective March 31.
In a decision that would end a 20-year relationship, CSC says it no longer has $2.2 million in its budget to support the program, which is internationally recognized for reducing recidivism rates among high-risk persons who have sexually offended.
CoSA was informed of the government’s intentions last week. It believes this to be a major backward step for community safety and is urging the government to reverse the decision.Continue...