In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Tamrin and Ziggy are joined by Victor Lopez and Yousef Badou in the studio. Yousef is a Kuwaiti-American, fluent in Arabic, and a Marine Corps Infantry Veteran of ten years, who served multiple tours in Iraq. He now teaches behavior analysis and predictive threat analysis and explains how he is helping law enforcement and civilians hone in on intuition and react effectively in escalated incidents.
Officer and photographer, Ziggy is filling in for the guys with Tamrin for this weeks law enforcement news and hot topics.
Summary of Hot Topics with Tamrin and Ziggy:
Ziggy took Juicy on a ride along, where a foot pursuit broke out.
Tamrin and Ziggy went to jiu-jitsu at Gracie Barra in Diamond Bar, CA.
The officers from the Pulse Nightclub shooting that left 49 dead and 53 more wounded, have a lawsuit on their heads after 43 surviving victims filed a suit against them for not having officers arrive at their aid quickly enough.
The primary officer being sued backed down to the shooter after realizing he was outgunned.
Departments have been utilizing body cams to disprove false accusations made against cops.
Always conduct yourself as though you are being recorded.
Most peoples brains are not trained to deal with the trauma cops endure day to day on duty.
Ziggy tries to avoid telling people what he does for a living in social settings to prevent having to discuss his experiences.
Emotional Survival For Law Enforcement is a highly recommended read, for surviving the mental and emotional aspect of the profession.
Summary of Interview with Victor Lopez and Yousef Badou:
Victor Lopez from Sierra Element is back in the studio.
Yousef is Arabic, spent ten years in the Marine Corps Infantry, and is fluent in Arabic. He did multiple tours in Iraq and was there during the invasion.
He was about to go out on his 4th tour when a friend came to him with a new program called Project Hunter.
His passion is making sure our forces have all the training that they need.
Yousef has been out of the Marine Corp in 2012 but was offered a job with them immediately following and left in 2017.
In 2018 he started his own business to give our local forces and law enforcement training presentations.
His presentations for law enforcement and civilians have begun to mirror each other after recent incidents have made it necessary for civilians to be prepared for active shooter and other tragic events.
Yousef teaches behavior analysis and predictive threat analysis.
ISIS and Al-Qaeda don't just constitute of Arabs or middle eastern people but Deutch, British, Americans, etc. This proves that racial profiling terrorists does NOT work.
Yousef is Kuwaiti-American. He was in the middle of the Kuwaiti war as a child. He saw the people liberated by the American embassy; it was then he decided that was what he wanted to be when he grew up.
With everything that Yousef has seen and experienced growing up, he knew that he could help people.
Ziggy believes that officers need this type of predictive threat analysis training is beneficial and necessary to our cops.
The number one factor leading up to these violent incidents is the officers' inability to read the situation or an officer misreading the situation.
Reading the situation correctly and teaching our law enforcement how to react effectively needs to be implemented in training our cops.
Body language, tone, posture, and non-verbal communication are what officers need to get perspective on when reading a situation.
Yousef says that over time officers get better at reading incidents after gaining more experience on duty.
Exposing rookie officers to what is going on around them, and teaching them to look for behaviors is a large part of growing their perceptual set.
Seeing and articulating to those on your team is crucial.
In times of threat, there isn't time for critical thinking; you have to react intuitively.
Yousef gives you the tools the be able to speed up the decision-making process, so you can get ahead of the problem before the incident escalates.
Ziggy has been on the force for four years.
Yousef suggests newer officers implement early on are exposure and literature. Read up on behaviors.
Look for pre-event indicators before the incident kicks off.
With terrorists and other criminals there always indicators of foul play leading up to the event.
A great exercise to do is go to your local Starbucks with a legal pad and start writing all of your observations, don't let your biased go into it, but write what you see. After you fill it out, examine the deviations.
Sometimes anomalies are not threats, but more information.
Look out for self-touch, rubbing the back of the neck are indicators of your body reacting to stress or fear.
Sift the crowd and see who is doing what they're supposed to; focus your attention on individuals you need to who show signs of misconduct.
Vic has taken Yousef's classes five times.
From taking Yousef's courses, Vic has learned how to listen to that gut feeling we usually ignore.
Doing surveillance and seeing how people are reacting to who they interact with can determine the importance of a person.
The stomach is the second brain, and the intestines mimic how the brain is laid out.
Something as simple as a handshake can tell a lot about a person.
Yousef goal is to teach his students to hone their survival skills and be able to understand their intuition.
Yousef has an ebook with basic concepts, or you can view information on his website and Instagram.
Yousef's also does personal training and has upcoming courses available for sign-up.
Vic has an AK-47 class coming up, June in Santa Barbara and Urban Scoped Rifle.
With distance shooting you need to be very accurate, so you should have magnification on there if you are going to deliver a shot.
You can follow Yousef Badou on Instagram @YousefBadou_emergence, and Victor Lopez @sierra_element_official
Follow Ziggy on Instagram @ziggy_ranier
November 10-12 in Santa Clarita, CA; Yousef and Victor have a class coming up with Ed's Manifesto.
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