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Police Shooting Deadly Force Use of Force
If you can find an Expert with more REAL Experience, I will pay his Fee.
If your Expert has never been involved in a Shooting, How can he be an Expert? I have been involved in Four (4) incidents. I Have Shot Six (6) persons.
I was Charged with Homicide.
Experience learned on the STREET Not in a Classroom .
Use of Force
Use of Deadly Force
Deadly Force Profile
I Know what it's like to have killed someone, then told by so called "EXPERTS" who have never been involved in a Deadly Force incident, how they in a similar situation would have done it without the necessity to use force.
Place me next to another expert in the field and he ceases to be an expert.
Returning fire during a situation is not the same as shooting at a range. That is like comparing Pop Warner Football with the NFL.
In one situation I was shot "Point Blank".
In another we stood 6 feet apart in a "Shootout",
I'm still here, and he's still Dead.
Robert Yamin's Biographical Data
Retired Baltimore Police Officer
O I C - Officer in Charge of (10 man) Elite Special Operations Plain Clothes (Under Cover) Unit for 1/3 of Baltimore City
Involved in Four Shootings
Shot Six (6) Persons
All Clean "Textbook"
Assault, Escape, Hostage, Road Rage
Uniform and Plain Clothes
Eight use of Force "Espantoon"
Former Federal Bureau of Narcotics (DEA) "Special Agent" (on Temporary Assignment) (see below)
Double Bronze Star
Double Bronze Star
Triple Bronze Star (Special Commendation)
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"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
Never let someone that threatens you get inside arm’s length and never say "I’ve got a gun". If you feel you need to use deadly force, Use It
"The most important rule in a gunfight is:
Always Win, Do What Ever you must, but Win."
This is Not a game or Contest
There is NO SECOND PLACE in a Shoot Out
If Someone Pulls or Reaches for a Weapon SHOOT HIM
Never Turn You Back To Anyone.
Always Be Alert.
Never Give Up your Weapon.
Always keep your Finger On the Trigger, If it's Not, by the time you realize you have to Shoot, You will Be Dead.
"If you're not shooting', you should be reloading'.
"Do something. It may be wrong, but do something."
He who "Hesitates" Is Dead.
How long you live depends on how well you shoot."
"Better to be Tried by 12 than Carried by 6".
Learn to Shoot with One Hand, that way you can keep shooting accurately if One hand is injured.
Before shooting at targets run a 440, or a half mile to increase your heart rate.
Standing at a Range breathing slowly before shooting only works at the Range. When your in a Real Shootout, your Heart is Pumping out of your chest and you need to be able to shoot accurately when the excitement is at its peak.
Try threading a Needle at rest, then run around the block and try threading the Needle. It's a lot harder to do when the heart rate is up and the breathing is labored.
Target's Don't Shoot Back, People Do.
At Rest your shots may be off by inches or less.
At High Exertion your shots will be off by feet or yards.
Attention Law Enforcement Officers
If you have been involved in a Shooting Incident or Deadly Force Incident I can help you as No Other Expert Witness can have an effect on a Jury like I can. Experience, Experience, Experience. Not as a Expert Witness just studying cases or a Professor who teaches something he has never done and testifying about it, But as the Shooter, the Victim, The Cop, who's "Been There and Done That". You can't learn in a classroom what I have learned on the street.
REASON OR FORCE
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.
In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.
Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.
When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
The Federal Bureau of Narcotics (or FBN) was an agency of the United States Department of the Treasury. Established in the Department of the Treasury by an act of June 14, 1930 consolidating the functions of the Federal Narcotics Control Board and the Narcotic Division. These older bureaus were established to assume enforcement responsibilities assigned to the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act, 1914 and the Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act, 1922. (aka Jones-Miller Act)
Harry J. Anslinger was appointed its first commissioner by Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon under President Herbert Hoover. Under Anslinger, the bureau lobbied for harsh penalties for drug usage. The FBN is credited for criminalizing drugs such as cannabis with the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, as well as strengthening the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914. Even so, the main focus of the FBN was fighting opium and heroin smuggling. One instance against opium was The Opium Poppy Control Act of 1942. To that end the FBN over time established several offices overseas in France, Italy, Turkey, Beirut, Thailand and other hotspots of international narcotics smuggling. These agents (never totaling more than 17) cooperated with local drug enforcement agencies in gathering intelligence on smugglers and also made undercover busts locally. The work against heroin and opium was however hamstrung by US foreign policy considerations: during the Vietnam War for instance great importance was placed on investigating minor Vietnamese smugglers that could be connected to the resistance while investigations of large scale smugglers from the US ally Thailand were left unfinished.
Anslinger retired in 1962 and was succeeded by Henry Giordano, who was the commissioner of the FBN until it was merged with the Bureau of Drug Abuse Control to form the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in 1968. The BNDD was a predecessor agency of the current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
1960 174 drug arrests in Baltimore
1966 An estimated 60,000 Marylanders use illegal drugs
1967 Baltimore's first methadone program launched
1970 3,091 drug arrests in Baltimore; city is ranked fifth in nation for number of addicts
1972 An estimated 11,600 Baltimoreans are heroin addicts
1973 Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) formed
1976 An estimated 13,600 Baltimoreans are heroin addicts
1977 An estimated 73, 259 Marylanders use drugs
There are two principle problems that can affect agents working in undercover roles. The first is the maintenance of identity and the second area is the reintegration back into normal duty.
Living a double life in a new environment presents many problems. Undercover work is one of the most stressful jobs a special agent can undertake. The largest cause of stress identified is the separation of an agent from friends, family and their normal environment. This simple isolation can lead to depression and anxiety. There is no data on the divorce rates of agents, but strain on relationships does occur. This can be a result of a need for secrecy and an inability to share work problems, the unpredictable work schedule, personality and lifestyle changes and the length of separation can all result in problems for relationships.
Stress can also result from an apparent lack of direction of the investigation or not knowing when it will end. The amount of elaborate planning, risk, and expenditure can pressure an agent to succeed, which can cause considerable stress. The stress that an undercover agent faces is considerably different from his counterparts on regular duties, whose main source of stress is the administration and the bureaucracy. As the undercover agents are removed from the bureaucracy, it may result in another problem. As they do not have the usual controls of a uniform, badge, constant supervision, a fixed place of work, or (often) a set assignment could, combined with their continual contact with the organized crime, increase the likelihood for corruption.
This stress may be instrumental in the development of drug or alcohol abuse in some agents. They are more prone to the development of an addiction as they suffer greater stress than other police, they are isolated, and drugs are often very accessible. Police, in general, have very high alcoholism rates compared to most occupational groups, and stress is cited as a likely factor. The environment that agents work in often involves a very liberal exposure to the consumption of alcohol, which in conjunction with the stress and isolation could result in alcoholism.
There can be some guilt associated with going undercover due to betraying the trust of those who have come to trust the officer. This can cause anxiety or even, in very rare cases, sympathy with those being targeted. This is especially true with the infiltration of political groups, as often the agent will share similar characteristics with those they are infiltrating like class, age, ethnicity or religion. This could even result in the conversion of some agents.
The lifestyle led by undercover agents is very different compared to other areas in law enforcement, and it can be quite difficult to reintegrate back into normal duties. Agents work their own hours, they are removed from direct supervisory monitoring and they can ignore the dress and etiquette rules. So the resettling back into the normal police role requires the shedding of old habits, language and dress. After working such free lifestyles, agents may have discipline problems or exhibit neurotic responses. They may feel uncomfortable, and take a cynical, suspicious or even paranoid world view and feel continually on guard.
Undercover agents should not be confused with law enforcement agents who wear plainclothes. This method is used by police and intelligence agencies. To wear plainclothes is to wear "ordinary clothes", instead of wearing a uniform to avoid detection or identification as a law enforcement agent. However, Plainclothes police officers typically carry normal police equipment and normal identification. Police detectives are often assigned to wear plainclothes instead of the uniform typically worn by their peers. Police officers in plainclothes must identify themselves when using their police powers; however, they are not required to identify themselves on demand and may lie about their status as a police officer.