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Shoot or no shoot?

You have 1/10th of a second to make the right decision, with your pulse at 160, while running, and a total adrenaline dump.
If you decide not to, and make the wrong decision, you lose your life.

If you decide to shoot and make the wrong decision, you will be tried, executed, and your family will lose everything that you have saved and worked for. Everyone related to you will suffer.

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This is exactly why 3 or 4 districts worth of Atlanta PD were off the job the other night. Even if you pick right, you lose with their DA.

I was looking for but did not find a YouTube video done a few years ago. A cop set up a couple of scenarios where he pulled a wallet, a cell phone and a gun and you as the viewer had to make that split second decision to fire or not.

This was shortly after a man was shot when he refused police instructions and reached back into his car to get something.

not enough information in one still shot (ha!) to be able to make any informed decision. Side step to the left to get out of the line of fire and, um, talk about yer feels? Or side step and see where his whatever-he's-pointing starts swinging towards. My cent and a half: if I've let things escalate to where I think there's gonna be gunplay, then either I've screwed up or the dude needs killing. From my limited personal experience, I can testify that getting the shit startled out of me at the ATM IN THE DARK CUZ THE LIGHTS WEREN'T LIGHTING results in quite an adrenaline dump. Took me a bit to remember "Oh, yeah, I can shoot this MFer if I hafta". Didn't enjoy that particular learning moment. OTOH, he did follow my instructions quite well. Maybe there is something to that "command voice" thing.

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