Ed-vise: Reynaldo Beckford

A T-Rump running again GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, he read my Ed-vise yesterday and once again proves that politics is way easier than using a sign on the street corner to get money.

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

OK. Perfect scenario reported on out of Buffalo, New York.

A person walks into a social services office with an AR-15. You are the only person other than the person with the rifle. The person then fires a shot and begins barking orders. The doors to the entry office other than the one from the street are locked. What Would YOU Do?

The lone person in the office was a security guard. Has been for over 20 years. After the shot was fired, there was a bit of panic from the guard. He attempted to crawl through the enclosed reception desk to no avail. That, after he turned toward the door and remembered it was locked.

Once the guard realized he had only one thing left in his arsenal, he did that one thing: he fought. There was no run; no hide. Only fight. He closed the gap on the shooter, took control of the firearm, circled behind the shooter and controlled him until further help arrived. WELL DONE REYNALDO BECKFORD! WELL DONE!

In the news write up, Reynaldo says “At that point I took a good look at the person, and I couldn’t believe what was happening.”

Let that sink in for a second. The “impossible” was playing out, LIVE, in front of him. And it was happening fast.

The shot fired and his body took over while his mind was processing the impossible. See how it works? The body is moving trying to protect the mind that is standing there trying to figure out the impossible.

Once the body and mind got on the same sheet of music, Reynaldo moved quickly and took care of business.

You can see the footage by Googling “Video captures New York security guard confronting would be shooter Buffalo New York.” https://abc7.com/buffalo-ny-gunman-security-guard-new-york/12458993/.

When analyzing the video, you can place yourself in different positions within the room. In looking at it, I would recommend an immediate confrontation policy when you see a weapon. Move right next to the person. You don’t have to start fighting right away. But, if it is your job of security, when a person comes in with a weapon, GET READY. Get close to them. You can do it in a calm manner but you need to get ready for it.

As the supervisor, run little scenarios where you walk in with a weapon. Have a “stranger” walk in with a weapon. Get your people conditioned for people with weapons. They don’t have to be real weapons, you can use toys. Just get your people comfortable with reacting.

In such situations, seconds, actually MILLI-SECONDS, count. Get your people accustomed to reacting on seeing a weapon and you will have results similar to Mr. Reynaldo Beckford.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember belly buttons go to college at the…NAVAL ACADEMY! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…AHOY!


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