Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Police Like You're Bruce Lee



  • A Northern California town is tapping into its inner Kung Fu master and will be equipping its police force with the favorite tool of Bruce Lee.

    The Anderson Police Department will be offering up nunchucks to its 20-person force as an alternative to batons in what the department hopes will be a better non-lethal alternative to batons, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    The department is hoping that nunchucks, which are essentially two small batons connected by a rope or a chain, will allow an officer to detain suspects without having to strike them with the blunt force that a baton requires.
Of course, ours would be made of balsa wood and dental floss. Also, no contact with subjects above the ankle would be permitted lest you actually defeat an attack. The Bruce Lee "Hai!" would be required however.

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45 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, I heard that these were being manufactured by the NURF Company.

Also under consideration is the THREE STOOGES cream pie non-lethal weapon and the Moe Howard BUMMING THEIR HEARDS TOGETHER move.*

* I can honestly say that during my long career I have personally used the latter tactic with mutual combatants who refuse to disengage. Crude but highly effective it really does make the loud coconut cracking sound and produces instant results.

Stay Safe. Never had the opportunity to do the Gene Autry shoot the gun out of his hand shot but I once kicked a stun-gun from and offenders hand.

10/28/2015 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The accelerated swing of the business end of a set of nunchakus offers greatly augmented, delivered kinetic energy over that of an ASP, or even plain old-fashioned hickory nightsticks. A PR-24 comes close.

Not to mention other uses...

Hey, uh, I'm all for it.

Hope the trend spreads...

We get poisoned throwing stars next? Woo-hoo.

10/28/2015 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Also, no contact with subjects above the ankle would be permitted lest you actually defeat an attack."

Want to get your head bust, neck broke? Go down to the sidewalk in front of a violent hardhead and mess around with his ankles.

NEVER do this. Patdown all the way to ankles with the guy just standing there facing you is lethal.

And you mean to tell me that they propose that a fight with police be settled this way?

*

And you mean to tell me that you somehow dump him from ankle-level, he cracks his head on the cement from 6 feet up, and goes for a fatal brain bleed, and you won't hear about it?

D'oh.

"Vicious Oriental martial-arts devices, banned in many areas!

Oh, oh, oh.

Someone who's never been in a fight in their life has been watching too many reruns.

10/28/2015 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We used to call them jocko sticks. Anybody else remember?

10/28/2015 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"no contact with subjects above the ankle would be permitted lest you actually defeat an attack."

Uh Dude?, You might want to review your use of force training. Hitting the joints like ankles is a Big No-No. You can do some serious permanent damage. It is also bloody effective.

10/28/2015 01:25:00 AM  
Blogger BronxBullschitzHere said...

Back in the 1970s, Romeoville PD had them.

10/28/2015 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nunchuks are more lethal than batons.

How about shrukens next?

10/28/2015 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just stay fetal. It's easier.

10/28/2015 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy shit, I thought this was a joke. I'd laugh my ass off if I saw a group of coppers walking towards me with nunchucks! Who would have ever thought that wood shampoos would be replaced with the chu shampoo

10/28/2015 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ours would be made of the same shit-head friendly/designed
to break "garbage-wood" batons that have a coat of cheap, shitty
shellac that has more intrinsic value than the baton itself...

Our batons should be:

Extremely hard, dense and heavy wood like
Teak, Cocobolo, Lignum Vitae or other such.

Have a strap/thong to render it snatch resistant.

Have a rounded, non-conductive metal butt-cap to shatter
car windows in case of an emergency.

Well why the fuck not?
We're approved to carry a collapsible steel rod, right?

A nice baton is a true staff of authority, no?

So is a nice, eight layer "Texas" sap...
16+ oz. and 12+ inches of fight-stopping leather and lead goodness.

"Yaw mufukkaz ain't takin' me nowhere!"
>Assumes fighting pose<

Texas sap says:
>POW muthafuckah!<

Ol' boy laid out with all four paws in the air, twitching and trying to run
like a rat that got royally slammed in one of those old Victor traps.

Some hard head, mind-locked m/fers need a big fucking goose egg
on that noggin...

Why do people get so squeamish when they see a Policeman blast
a crater in the pavement with a non-compliant ass?

10/28/2015 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nunchucks?!? Expect Self-Inflicted Concussion and Brain Related Injuries to skyrocket in the Anderson PD.

10/28/2015 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you for serious

10/28/2015 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't nunchucks illegal in California?

10/28/2015 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nothing new. There are still many agencies in Florida that still use them in the Broward County area, some old-timers still carry them. I've seen them used in demonstrations and they are bad ass when someone is properly trained. They are approved as a tool by the FDLE, which is licensing board for Police in Florida.

http://abc7.com/news/northern-california-police-department-training-to-use-nunchucks/1054413/

10/28/2015 04:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ill take a 6 cell Maglite please.

10/28/2015 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jagoff Rahm, another copper on you tube getting thrown under the bus for the sake of politics!

10/28/2015 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some 35 years ago, as a fresh faced white kid recruit just out of the academy, I recall working with a salty old black copper who most of the district looked on as somewhat "odd". As we were handling a typical bullshit project domestic, I noticed that he had a pair of nunchucks (sp?) tucked in his belt. Well, of course, mama wants dude out, and dude sez he ain't goin. Before I could wrap my mind around how I was going to handle my first real fight with an offender on the job, my partner whipped out those things, choked ol' boy out and had him down before I could even react. Mama sez drag his ass out, but fortunately he revived and walked out quickly, quietly, and obediently to live and domesticate another day. 1-F. I recall this because if the same thing happened today, I would probably be looking at a federal trial. How things have changed. I don't envy you guys out there. Stay safe and look out for each other.

10/28/2015 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many years ago I worked with a guy that used them. Amazing. He could take control of a guy twice his size in a micro second and make them do whatever he wanted them to.

10/28/2015 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the way police training is, how many would hit themselves?

10/28/2015 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the training division should start teaching "Noogie" techniques and " Weggies" as alternate uses of force♠️

10/28/2015 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




Everybody was kung-fu fighting


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhUkGIsKvn0

10/28/2015 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All kidding aside, if you're not trained nunchucks can hurt the user. i remember some depts tried these in the
Late 70's and several officers were injured in self inflicted situations.

10/28/2015 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT idea !!!

. . . what could go wrong?

10/28/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old news, google ken orcutt, opn


Typical media bullshit. Try to make it look like breaking news, and probably hoping to stir up controversy . . .

10/28/2015 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger WL Emery said...

Equipping the police with nunchaku is not a good idea. It's a skill based weapon, and you'll spend a lot of time hitting yourself while you're learning to use it. Then, if you practice with anyone, you'll end up hitting him a few times. Either he misses his block, or you (the attacker) neglect to pull the strike and end up belting him a good one in the leg. If you get the nunchaku spinning around your head, you'll eventually screw up and knock yourself out.

As for catching a bad guy's arm and doing a 'come along' type of hold, good luck. It's difficult to do, and once you've managed to catch the arm you've got him in the fulcrum of a class C lever. Think in terms of a nut-cracker or a pair of long handled pliers. The first time you clamp down you'll snap the bad guy's arm (which he may richly deserve), and because you won't know your own strength at this point, and you'll be spun up on adrenaline, you'll probably make the arm permanently useless. If that isn't lawsuit bait, then I've never seen it.

A much more likely scenario is that you'll take a swing at the bad guy, miss, and have the nunchaku spin around and crack you a good one in the hand or leg. Which, by the way, hurts like hell and makes you look stupid. The bad guy may actually feel sorry for you and surrender.

Here's a thought. Find a dozen or so Chicago police who are physically fit, have some gray in their hair and who know how to fight. I'm talking proven quantity here - guys who have waded in and mixed it up many times in their career. Ask them what they want to carry and give it to them, then have them train the other police on how to fight. Just an idle thought.

10/28/2015 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce Lee was a brutal person and his methods should have no place in modern law enforcement, which is based upon reason, understanding and peaceful nonviolent persuasion.

10/28/2015 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do Japanese or Chinese police forces even carry nunchaku? Then why should police forces in the U.S. be equipped with them? Just sayin.

10/28/2015 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can just imagine some copper giving himself a skull fracture

10/28/2015 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

OMG, what is this country coming to? Handcuff people in the front, use bruce lee moves? I am almost done, few more years and I will retire. Sick of this shit.

10/28/2015 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who has tried these will soon know that without the proper training and practice they will injure themselves far more then the bad guys. What a dumb idea. I am not sure what detractors of the police really want the police to do? They do not want the cops to shoot anyone, hit them with batons, pepper spray them or use stun guns on them or punch them or use wrestling holds that might choke someone. So, what is left? It is so easy to second guess the police or to review a video and ;criticize the actions of the police when you have never been put into that position. The poor sheriff who dumped the girl out of her school chair is a prime example. The teacher and administrator in the room OK'ed his actions and said afterwards that it was justified. Now he is on the spot, a household word and on TV nightly and probably will soon lose his job. The school wants the kid out of the room and out of the school and the kid refuses to comply. What would they have the police do? Engage in a negotiation session? Granted the kid really did not do a lot wrong, it seems, and begged to be allowed to stay. But, it seems the school said no. Maybe it is time to take the cops out of the schools and let them handle minor discipline issues.

10/28/2015 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Rob Crawford said...

WTF? They'll strike with more force, due to leverage, and the flexible connection means you can't pull the blow.

10/28/2015 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nunchuks?

Aren't there enough "missiles" and other ouchy-hurty thingys
whizzing around?

Properly made heavy wooden batons that are the length of
your forearm from fingertip to elbow, are more than sufficient
when wielded with authority and vigor...

We do advocate the use of saps.

We also advocate the use of "dirty" and "unfair" personal weapons
and fighting techniques.

The Monkey Fist.
The Mini Koga.
The Koppo Stick.
The Palm Sap.

And of course, a good pair of heavy leather, hard soled
"Boondocker" type boots...

We swear by the "classic" ones Red Wing (TM) makes.

Spendy but the best 3 season footwear we've ever had in our
years on this job.

They take a really nice shine too.

But man... They're absolute MURDER when you
gotta crush toes/insteps or need to kick a m/fer's
shin bone out of alignment or the hard kick-in-the-ass
a hard head m/fer begs for sometimes...

M/Fer being all non-compliant and shit...
>POW!<
Slap of Distraction.

>WHOMP!<
Boot of Correction.

M/Fer now on the ground grimacing and trying to hold
the shattered remnants of his ass together
"UNGH! You made me shit on mahself!"

But yeah... The Police do what they need to do to
avoid dancing around and trying to hug these
ignant m/fers we have to rub up against.


10/28/2015 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Everybody was kung fu fighting...."

10/28/2015 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's secret word: COCOBOLO (nightsticks).

10/28/2015 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anyone who has tried these will soon know that without the proper training and practice they will injure themselves far more then the bad guys. What a dumb idea. I am not sure what detractors of the police really want the police to do? They do not want the cops to shoot anyone, hit them with batons, pepper spray them or use stun guns on them or punch them or use wrestling holds that might choke someone. So, what is left? It is so easy to second guess the police or to review a video and ;criticize the actions of the police when you have never been put into that position. The poor sheriff who dumped the girl out of her school chair is a prime example. The teacher and administrator in the room OK'ed his actions and said afterwards that it was justified. Now he is on the spot, a household word and on TV nightly and probably will soon lose his job. The school wants the kid out of the room and out of the school and the kid refuses to comply. What would they have the police do? Engage in a negotiation session? Granted the kid really did not do a lot wrong, it seems, and begged to be allowed to stay. But, it seems the school said no. Maybe it is time to take the cops out of the schools and let them handle minor discipline issues.

10/28/2015 10:45:00 AM

The officer in South Carolina should have assessed the situation, call in the school psychologist. After a psychological assessment they should have called in the the county wide negotiation team. Let us reason with this young lady. Why unnecessarily put your hands on her? That will only get you in trouble.

If you are a smart thinking person then you already know what to do and how to react to these type of situations. I don't need to say anymore. If you are a gung ho officer then the best of luck to you.

10/28/2015 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many years ago I practiced with these great weapons, as a matter of fact 2 sets at a time "2 dragons out to sea" style, today no way could I control them, the ones with a swivel chain can spin at the rate of 90 mph, the speed is fast, the impact can be deadly or seriously maimed, you need excellent motor skills and you must be quick and in shape if not you lose!

10/28/2015 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the 1 minute mark you will see that nunchucks are very effective on the ankles.

http://youtu.be/5cqzOo6B0Ic

10/28/2015 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1970's Romeoville PD training video....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsEZ2lpM0Yw

10/28/2015 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bruce Lee was a brutal person and his methods should have no place in modern law enforcement, which is based upon reason, understanding and peaceful nonviolent persuasion."

10/28/2015 09:12:00 AM

Bruce Lee was a movie actor and you're the usual troll.

10/29/2015 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The officer in South Carolina should have assessed the situation, call in the school psychologist. After a psychological assessment they should have called in the the county wide negotiation team. Let us reason with this young lady. Why unnecessarily put your hands on her? That will only get you in trouble."

10/28/2015 04:01:00 PM

WTF you do about a school system that lets students he-say-she-say on smartphones right through classes?

10/29/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have any experience with the "Monkey Fist". I have seen these and they just seem too small to use and have any effect.

10/29/2015 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Bruce Lee's favorite weapon was his foot upside someone's head.

10/29/2015 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nunchuks? Seriously?!

Fucking insane.

10/29/2015 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1970's Romeoville PD training video....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsEZ2lpM0Yw

10/28/2015 10:51:00 PM

Okay, that is for sure the funniest thing I've ever seen posted on this blogs comments. I spit out the food I was just eating thanks to you.

10/29/2015 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SSC EVERYONE NEEEDS to go to this video and move it to the 4:30 mark.... see what this SGT is holding in his hands. In the words of my pops "ohh that's old school"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFzPqr1J_B4

10/30/2015 02:14:00 PM  

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