A few years ago, I joined several other people in a classroom and spent the day talking about nonviolent crisis intervention. CPI, or the Crisis Prevention Institute, trains caregivers in many situations.

We learned how to recognize someone who was becoming escalated, how to let that person do their thing, and how to restrain a person with our hands as a very, very last resort.

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Rottweiler

Lanivan...Hager is neither smart or successful. And regarding George Floyd he was high on meth, did pass a fake bill and resisted arrest. He also had served prison time for putting a gun to a pregnant womans stomach and threatening to kill her and her unborn child while committing a strong arm robbery. I have no reason to glorify the lowest common denominator of society black or white. There are many black voices that want to be heard for their acheivments and success not this false narrative.

Lanivan

It is an awful thing to come to understand that we live in a country in which a police officer could kill you for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20. bill. Or that there are two systems of justice depending on the color of your skin.

Rottweiler

Alicia when your lease is up promise me you will move to Muskegon or Chicago to be with your people.

Rottweiler

And why don't you take your own advise Alicia if you don't have anything factual and non opinion based to say....save us the lecture and keep your opinions to yourself.

Lanivan

Interesting how you emulate Trump's style of personal assault. Every time. Nothing original or meaningful.

Rottweiler

You are describing yourself.

Vladtheimp

FROM CBS NEWS McClain, 23, was approached by officers near Colfax Avenue and Billings street while he was walking home with groceries while wearing a ski mask (In August, 2019. The officers were responding to a call of a suspicious person matching McClain’s description.

McClain resisted arrest and grabbed an officer's gun.

Officers then put McClain in a “carotid restraint hold,” which is an approved method in the Aurora Police Department to subdue a combative suspect. Chief Metz clarified that a carotid hold differs from a chokehold based on the placement of the arm around the neck.

According to a release from APD, the carotid control hold is a pressure control tactic that involves an officer placing his arm around the subject’s neck and applying pressure to restrict the flow of blood to the brain via the carotid arteries. A chokehold applies pressure to the front of the throat and can potentially close the airway.

The Aurora Fire Department was also called to the scene and administered a dose of ketamine to subdue McClain (EMTs not police).

“We assessed the patient, Mr. McClain, and we administered ketamine, which is based upon our department’s protocol and actually it’s a regional protocol,” said Aurora Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Steve McInerny.

In the report, the coroner stated intense physical exertion and a narrow coronary artery contributed to McClain’s death. The report also stated that the ketamine concentration was at a “therapeutic level.”

This is how they do it - how can you believe anything this woman writes?

Don't Resist Arrest

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T-Bird

"how can you believe anything this woman writes?"

Sounds like someone we know, huh Vlad?

Vladtheimp

Hillary? Susan Rice? Sally Yates? Donna Brazile? Liawatha?

Oh, you mean the more local one. Yup.

T-Bird

You know? You are right. All the above.

Lanivan

Interesting how the very thought of a smart, successful woman - of any color - sends you old white men scrambling up a tree for cover.

T-Bird

Same old identity politics from you, Lanivan. I know many smart, successful women, being in industry for 35 years and I don't scramble up any tree for cover from them. I knew a lot of smart women while attending that Liberal Bastion of the Midwest in Ann Arbor and didn't run from them then either. I dated them instead. Get a new schtick. Your current one's gotten old and moldy. But, I guess when you haven't got anything else, the default setting is the most familiar one to go with.

Rottweiler

Black men 6% of the population and 40+% of the violent crime. Police are 18x more likely to die than a black citizen. Your bleeding heart rhetoric avoids facts and personal responsibility as always.

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