Monday, August 07, 2006

Only a cop's house


J was off last night. So he took the opportunity to fix something he's been wanting to fix for a while. I woke up this morning and found this on my dining table. If he wasn't a cop, I'd think it was distinctly trashy. However...


So we were looking at another cop blog site...I think Johnny Law, and one of his cop links is to killology.com. J immediately recognizes it, because Lt. Col. Dave Grossman owns this site. And earlier this year J took Bulletproof Mind, which is a course Mr. Grossman teaches about the psychology of killing/combat, and how cops deal with it. J got one of his books, On Killing, while at the course. It's a pretty interesting read. It's helpful to spouses as well. One of the things that stuck with me from the book is the startling statistic that, in WWII, something like only 10% of soldiers actually fired their weapons with the intent to kill. Some of them don't fire, some of them purposely aim incorrectly, some volunteer for alternate jobs that put them on the front lines but don't require shooting. Then as each war or 'conflict' occured throughout the 20th century, the statistics got higher. Grossman theorizes it's because the Army figured out how to better train/prepare their soldiers psychologically, and practice conditioning. Anyway, you'll probably enjoy it.

4 comments:

Bobby said...

Hey, you've got fish!?

FroneAmy said...

Yup, cichlids. Our niece named one of them Lebowski, when we tried to get her to say it. Of course, she was 3 at the time so it came out ske-bow-see, but it stuck. They're vicious little buggers, too. Jim would rather have piranha or sharks, but I can't quite get the hang of buying live fish and watching them get cannibalized...call me a softie

Cop the Truth said...

I've been to the same class and read the same book. required reading for any street cop, if you ask me!

Bobby said...

I love cichlids! They're fun to watch. I used to have an Oscar and he acted like a dog. He used to like to play with a ping pong ball in the tank. Fun stuff.