Because of the situations happening with Michael Brown and Eric Garner last year, many people, especially those in the black community, have become very active in their criticism against police. The Inquisitr reported on such activity, which includes peaceful protests enforced by such movements like “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” to more uncivil means, such as the riots in Ferguson.
What people may not understand is the split-second decision police have to take in what is known as a force scenario. For example, if you were a cop who pulled over a driver and the driver reaches for his glove compartment quickly without communicating with you on what he is getting, what would you do? Many people assume the driver is reaching for registration, but a glove compartment is also a good place to stash a gun. In this case, the immortal words of Gin Rummy from The Boondocks ring true when he talks about an “unknown unknown.”
The above is just one example of a force scenario police experience daily. Now, a video has released of a “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” activist who went through said force scenarios.
According to Fox 10, Jarrett Maupin is one of the most vocal activists, leading marches on the Phoenix Police headquarters after officers shot an unarmed man who reportedly fought them. Learning what it is like having the shoe on the other foot, Jarrett agreed to go through a force on force training course with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. He was given three scenarios in which he would have to decide to either shoot or not shoot.
Given a firearm, Jarrett Maupin had to handle himself with a man acting suspicious around a vehicle, two men arguing with each other, and a possible burglar walking down the street. The results in the first scenario happened fast, as the man pulled a gun on Jarrett out of nowhere and shot him. The second scenario ended up with Jarrett shooting an unarmed man approaching him. In the third scenario, Jarrett was able to restrain the burglar who had a knife in his waistband. You can see the full extent of the scenarios in the video attached above.
IJReview also wrote on Jarrett Maupin. They reported social media reaction to Jarrett taking up the challenge to experience what police experience first hand. Some people accused him of being a Benedict Arnold.
Jarrett Maupin don’t use spotlight on injustice to forward your political career. Way to betray the movement. http://t.co/VQLt47IuOq
— Kurohata (@electrickid13) January 8, 2015
Other people, however, gave credit to Jarrett Maupin for taking on the challenge.
And others have stated that maybe Al Sharpton would learn a lot if he were to go through force scenarios, too.
— GoodTV2014 (@GoodTV2014) January 8, 2015
“People need to comply w/ the orders from law enforcement for their own sake” -Rev Jarrett Maupin http://t.co/b4hKUJY6PH #AllLiveMatter
— Brendan Connors (@BCon17) January 8, 2015
Now that you’ve seen the video on an activist for “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” going through police force scenarios, what are your views? Do you think this is an excellent way of showing protesters the situations police go through daily or is this a “politically correct” stunt?
[Image via Youtube Video Screencap]