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Yep I would have to act with whatever would work.
“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I require the same from them.” John Wayne - The Shootist
"If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living." Seneca
I would have to do something I couldn't just stand there and do nothing! wouldn't go to the gun right away but would try to get behind him and start giveing LOVE TAPS with my 1 1/8'' hickery cain starting with taking a knee out and working my way up as needed!!
I mentioned up thread that I was pretty sure that the guard in this incident worked for the same company I do.
I came to work tonight (10/21/2019) and there's a new use-of-force policy directive that's been handed out to all employees. it says we are prohibited from physical arrest, detention or engagement of any person except as necessary to avoid death or serious bodily injury to security personnel or others.
we are prohibited to pursue any person under any circumstances except for when failure to pursue or detain is likely to cause death or serious injury to security personnel or others.
and vehicle pursuits are prohibited no matter the circumstances.
this is speculation on my part but given that the very last paragraph of the directive says
"If you believe that your client is setting an expectation that is contrary to this policy, please notify your account supervision; if you believe your account supervision is setting an expectation that is contrary to this policy It needs to be reported to corporate."
So I'm guessing that guard was told to chase shoplifters and it backfired big-time
Unarmed Private Security general policy is "Observe and Report" and has been for as long as I have done security (1982-2006).
Good to see your company reinforcing that standard, as it may be your life that policy saves.
Armed security is a completely different animal whose ROE can run from observe and report to full powers of arrest depending on the contract and the laws in force.
Two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
A well armed lamb contesting the vote.
Could you look at yourself in the mirror every morning if your choice was to do nothing? And in my case, could you look your grandson in eyes when he needs guidance on standing up for himself or his family?
“He did not have to brutally assault the security officer over some groceries," said Crystal McCoy, Aurora Police Department spokesperson. "This assault was so bad at one point, he kicked the security officer in the face, leaving the suspect’s shoe print on his face and if it weren’t for someone stepping in and doing the right thing, the assault would’ve continued, who knows what the security officers condition would be today.
Sure, there is a wide variety of responses available. Know your state laws. In NC, I'm not prepared to watch someone get kicked to death in front of me and not intervene.