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NYPD’s New Strategy for Dealing with Stressful Interactions, Absurd or Realistic?

I have been reading up on the new retraining program for the NYPD. It advices “Cops should take a deep breath’’ — and close their eyes — when dealing with angry people. If you feel like cursing…take a breath mint. It just might help you from using foul language.

Imagine a Police Culture Where People Wake Up Every Day Inspired to Go to Work

“As a leader, we are not responsible for the results. As a leader, we are responsible for the people who are responsible for the results.” ~Simon Sinek

Open Letter to President's Task Force on Policing by Louis Hayes

The following is text-only version of my official written testimony submitted to President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. In it, I boldly recommend The Illinois Model be considered as a framework for police training and operations in the United States.

05 FEB 2015

The Blame Game: Who @#$%ed This Up?

"The urge to blame military misfortunes on individuals runs as deep as the inclination to blame human error for civil disasters." ~Eliot Cohen and John Gooch, Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War

Breaking Down the Stranglehold of Formality


"Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts." ~Henry David Thoreau

From The Art of Manliness: John Boyd’s Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?

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According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made “more contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than any man in Air Force history.”

As a fighter pilot, he was undefeated and earned the nickname “40-Second Boyd” for his ability to win any dogfight in under a minute.

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