How to Avoid Getting Shot by the Police

There are people who find it difficult to avoid getting shot by the cops so I will post a letter from a Houston Chronicle reader as a public service announcement.

Six Rules for Staying Alive
As a retired homicide detective, I can advise that if a person doesn’t want to be killed by a police officer, follow the six “D’s”: Do what the officers says, do not resist, do not run away, do not fight, do not display a weapon and do not attempt to take the officer’s weapon.

That’s how to stay alive. — John Swaim (Spring)

It’s that simple, and you can actually observe the wisdom of Mr. Swaim’s words by watching an episode of “Cops”.

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3 Responses to How to Avoid Getting Shot by the Police

  1. jhaas says:

    if only more ppl knew.

  2. illz says:

    if only the first D out the officers mouth wasn’t always breaking someone’s civil liberties…

  3. Laz says:

    illz,
    Always? You speak from personal experience?

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