The Battle Between Warriors and the Public

IMG_8889-2In the middle of the morning, the 911 calls flooded in reporting a man at busy shopping center frantically waving a butcher knife.

When the officers arrived, the Hispanic man was yelling while holding the knife against his own throat.

The cops stood back and tried to talk the man down.

Hostile crowds started to form and they launched into the usual anti-police rhetoric.

The police did not create the incident, but they were forced to deal with it. They were in a no win situation.

Ignoring the man would leave the public at risk, but to communicate, the officers had to enter the deadly 21 foot range – a distance the untrained public knows nothing about.

The public dismisses the dangers of knives, but cops know the fatality rates of stabbing and shooting victims are similar.

The police were always split seconds behind, forced to play defense as they aimed a mixture of firearms and less-lethal bean bag weapons.

The officers patiently negotiated until he started wildly stabbing himself with the large knife. Continue reading

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Tom Cronin – 6 Time World Champion BJJ Fighter Who Started at Age 33

Tom Cronin BJJTom Cronin immediately flew home when his mother was diagnosed with cancer.

When he arrived in Louisiana, Tom discovered the cancer had aggressively attacked her body and she was on her death bead.

Tom remembered it was the night before his 33rd birthday when he sat with his mother in her hospital bed.

“You won this?” she said while holding the gold medal he won at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship.

“You fight these guys?” she asked contemplating how he earned the medal. He was never athletic as a child and started Jiu-Jitsu only six months earlier. “How much did they pay you?”

“Nothing,” Tom said. “I paid to do it.”

His mother looked confused wondering why he would pay money to fight with other men. She paused as she thought about it for a minute and said, “I’m really proud of you.”

“That was good enough for me,” Tom mentioned as he recalled the story.

“Tomorrow is your birthday,” she said. “What do you want?”

“I just want more time with you,” Tom answered because the doctors said she was hanging on by a string.

Tom held his mother and they fell asleep.

The next morning she woke up and said, “Happy birthday.”

Tears welled up in Tom’s eyes as he told me, “She made it to my birthday,”

A few minutes later Tom’s mother whispered, “See you later.”

Tom held his mother and they cried as she passed away in his arms. Continue reading

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Chad Robichaux – Marine Special Forces, MMA & Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Overcoming PTSD

chad-robichauxA man was barricaded in his house pointing a rifle at Chad Robichaux – the police officer who responded to the domestic violence call.

“That morning, if you asked me what if a guy points a gun at me,” Chad said. “I’m going to blast him.”

But it was not that easy after Chad glanced in the living room full of family pictures and toys.

“I felt compassion,” Chad said. “It would be such a permanent decision.”

Chad kept his handgun in close, stepped forward and reached for the barrel of the rifle.

“When I grabbed his gun, I really believed I could yank it out of his arms,” Chad said. “I still felt like I was in control.”

They started fighting over each other’s weapons, but the guy was much larger.

“When he grabbed my hand, I knew I was in trouble,” Chad said. “I got pissed. I remember thinking, You’re going to make me kill you.” Continue reading

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Police Beatings: Balancing Anarchy and Tyranny

A Seattle police officer punched a woman in the face during a jaywalking stop.

The officer tried to detain the jaywalker, but she pulled away and started yelling, which agitated the hostile crowd that began to circle the officer.

A second woman entered the scene. She pushed the officer to help her resisting friend escape.

The officer immediately punched the second woman in the face, removing her from the picture as he continued struggling with the first woman.

The crowd got angry and so did Bill O’Reilly who is often pro police.

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Bill “The Grill” Cooper – The Trials and Tribulations of a Fighter

Bill-Cooper-BJJBill Cooper was watching the Lakers/Bulls game while his father and sister were arguing in front of the television.

Bill was used to the yelling, so he ignored them until a Slurpee flew across the living room at his dad.

When the icy red drink exploded all over the wall, his father clenched his fists and started charging after Bill’s sister.

Bill jumped up and rushed towards his father. They started brawling on the floor until Bill ended up on his back with his dad towering above.

“He grabbed my neck,” Bill said. “So I spun my hips and sunk in an arm bar.”

Bill cinched the lock tight and yelled for his sister call the police. Continue reading

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