In this episode, we get an officer’s view of Ferguson, police militarization, get sprayed in the face with pepper spray by our friends, fight the war on drugs, and discuss tactical man boobs.

Author, Marine, Police Officer, Texas National Guard Reservist and all around interesting guy Chris Hernandez joins us for a wide-ranging conversation.

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So join us as we discus:

  • Ferguson in through the eyes of an officer
  • How fast can someone close the distance of 35 feet
  • The 21-foot knife rule
  • The realistic speed people can draw and fire a firearm while under attack.
  • Police Militarization: just optics or a real issue
  • Healing the divide between police and civilians
  • No Knock Warrants
  • The war on drugs
  • Lethal vs. Nonlethal in the real world
  • Why Chris’ partner sprayed him with pepper spray
  • Stories of other officers spraying themselves with pepper sprays
  • What real threats we face from ISIS (or ISIL) and other terrorist groups.
  • Lessons from force on force training you might not expect

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More About Chris:

I’m a former Marine and proudly serving Texas National Guard Soldier, married with a bunch of kids, writing fiction based on my military and LE experience. My first novel, Proof of Our Resolve, was released in September 2012. My second novel, Line in the Valley, was released January 2014. Just to make sure there’s no misunderstanding: I AM NOT, NEVER HAVE BEEN AND NEVER WILL BE A SPECIAL OPERATIONS SOLDIER, nor have I ever been attached to a Special Operations unit. In Afghanistan I was allowed to have a beard and long hair because of my job. I’m a regular Joe who had the opportunity to work with some great units and people, and do some pretty cool stuff overseas.