E115: Ferguson, Police Militarization, and Liberty

//E115: Ferguson, Police Militarization, and Liberty

E115: Ferguson, Police Militarization, and Liberty

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.

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About the Author:

In his free time, Aaron enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.


  1. Jeff September 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    I am also a regular guy and fellow author (The SHTF Art of War) who was also in the military/law enforcement and also went to war (Iraq) a couple of times as a civilian contractor. I’m happy to know that Chris Hernandez has a passion for writing. His voice resonates with thousands of “regular guys” who have the same views and life philosophies that are grounded in reality. Something which is in very short supply these days where everyone wants to be some kind of Tier 1 operator. So, thank you Chris for getting your voice out there.
    I accept the challenge issued on this show and propose the question for surviving a hostile incursion:
    “Would you let your neighbors endure unspeakable torture if it was to your advantage and aid in your families escape?”

  2. Chris Hernandez September 30, 2014 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Ouch…that question hurts. I won’t answer here, since we plan on having me do another interview to answer several questions. But I did start thinking about it, and talked to my wife about it last night.

    Thanks for your service, and I’ll check out your book.

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