All CC classes teach that the finger is not to be put on the trigger unless you are firing. ALL law enforcement classes teach the same principle, regardless of the manufacturer of the firearm. Particularly on a Glock, which has no external safety device, the trigger finger is the safety. I agree that this officer had no business being on the TPD and did not follow training instruction. The Glock is a fine weapon for the properly trained.
Firearms classes teach this in principle but not always in practice. I've taught at the academy level where recruits are supposed to have prior basics from their Dept on their particular firearm. The problem is this fundamental rule is not what is actually followed in training. To be sure you need more instructors watching each Ofc to see that fingers are off the trigger until the shot is fired, but you can never really get a 1:1 Instructor / shooter ratio. During training & qualifications students will take every advantage they can to get a better score, the only problem is the stress of testing is nothing like the stress of a gun battle.
When a LEO's fear meter spikes they will act impulsively if they don't feel comfortable with their weapon. In this case, if you listen to the video that has the female Ofc's voice, she is obviously out of control & working at her limit.
To really come close to simulate a real gun battle you must use a force on force exercise (such as sims rounds) but this is costly & again requires many instructors.
On duty I used a Sig, but own many brands including Glocks. If I taught with other department I would try to use a firearm like that Dept. Watching LEOs juggle Glocks I saw many early shots when starting w/ a drawn weapon. Our academy had a recruit shoot himself drawing from the holster (with a Glock), wasn't there that day & don't know all the facts.
Many LEO FA instructors get the job as a perk & are not the really best instructors.
 September 18, 2016 at 5:31pm
What could possibly be wrong with masturbating? If you deny doing it you are a liar.
I don't like to hear people say, "they should just keep their mouths shut." People should be allowed to speak their minds so we know where they're coming from. As a Christian we are instructed by Jesus to Love one another (other Christians), love our Neighbors, and love our enemies.
(All of these things have their limitations. For example if your enemy is trying to kill you, you don't need to submit to that out of "love". I personally believe that your family comes first, then the church, then your neighbors, then your enemies.)
But to know what people believe and feel gives us a chance on how to figure out how to love them the best.
 August 27, 2016 at 11:00am
These folks are all struggling to make a living by being entertaining. She probably should have deflected the question and stuck to music and entertainment….her bread and butter. She thinks America will always be great regardless of who is leading? Think again Dolly, Muslims have a different brand of music.
August 23, 2016 at 8:59am
Hey JB, yes I have faith, but probably not the faith you’re thinking about. I’m a Deist. I have faith in human common sense and observation. Many of our “Founding Fathers” were Deist and wrote Constitution using common sense and faith.
[-4] August 22, 2016 at 7:25pm
Peggy, that might be right, but you missed the point. Ted’s not running anymore, it’s either Trump or Hillary. Which one do your prefer? A “no” or not voting at all is a vote for Hillary.
[-7] August 22, 2016 at 4:28pm
KayeB, it’s not too hard to find a way to justify voting for Trump. I know you are a good, thinking person and you WILL hold your nose and vote for Trump because if all of you folks don’t, it will mean Hillary. Hillary will be the downfall of our great country, and you know that because you’re here posting. That means you care. Unfortunately or not, Trump says some things you do not agree with, although a bunch of us do. Trump loves this country and he will live up to his acceptance speech. All of this other crap is just a distraction…..have faith.
Deceiving don is an idiot. He cares about himself. Why else do you think everything is about him? He parrots what's gotten him this far, and when he realizes people aren't buying his trump u cap because he's not running against repubs anymore (or is he?) he throws an 8 yr old style temper tantrum. He's hitlary in a pinstripe suit. He's just another lying new york liberal and you've been conned.
Peggy, that might be right, but you missed the point. Ted's not running anymore, it's either Trump or Hillary. Which one do your prefer? A "no" or not voting at all is a vote for Hillary.
Have faith? What is this, a Jimmy Swaggart telethon?
Have faith? I thought Trump supporters were done with having faith?
Wake Up. Trump is on all sides of the issues. His latest flip flop on immigration should be pizzing you Trumpbots off, but no, you enablers have always got an excuse trump card. Here, read this and try to justify all these flip flops:
You Trumpbots just lost the country to progressives. Hope you choke on the guy.
Hey JB, yes I have faith, but probably not the faith you're thinking about. I'm a Deist. I have faith in human common sense and observation. Many of our "Founding Fathers" were Deist and wrote Constitution using common sense and faith.
 August 5, 2016 at 10:09am
This is just crazy…..one guy complains? I guess I’d better watch out because the other day a couple of JW’s came by the house wanting to “talk.” I told them that if they would only turn to the American Flag flying in my front yard and say the Pledge of Allegiance with me I would hear them out. Of course they declined. This trick always works. I guess they could sue me for some kind of harassment?
[-1] August 3, 2016 at 5:34pm
I’ve got to agree with you. Beck and his followers cannot stand the fact that their sweet Mr. Cruz didn’t win. They will keep fighting until Hillary is in the White House. Trump is not a politician, so don’t expect him to be PC and say the right things all of the time. I’m convinced that Mr. Trump loves this country and will eventually appoint the right folks and do the right thing for our troubled country.
I was the biggest Ted Cruz fan, I didn’t care for Trump. But he won the nomination so get over it! Cruz promised to indorse WHOMEVER won the primary, so now
Ted's chance of ever getting into the white house are over now he's dead to us. The bottom line is the supreme court, if HRC gets in we’re screwed….
Cruz promised before tRUMP broke the decency protocol and attached his family. It was tRUMP who broke the contract when he violated the “gentleman’s” agreement among ALL candidates to not go after family members especially wives and parents. When Cruz made the pledge he had fair and clear expectations that tRUMP would hold to that normal agreement since he stepped into that arena.
It would be like someone saying, “I’ll mow your lawn if you can beat me in a foot race”, and the other guy kicks his opponent’s wife in the face just before the and “wins” the race while the guy with his wife on the sidewalk tends to his wife. The brutal man gets to get his jollies that he won a race and can brag about his manliness at kicking women and running races at the local bar to idiots who will listen, but the other guy has ZERO obligation to mow his yard.
Cruz went on step further than most. He told people to:
Go the polls…
Don’t vote for Hillary…
Vote your conscience…
Let Conscience be guided by freedom…
Let conscience be guided by Constitution…
(Odd, that people like you don’t think that describes your guy. Sounds like a Khan Job to me….)
That is as close as a man who wants to honor is commitment to an Orange Buffon, and also honor his commitment to family. Either you understand it, or you don't.
Honor is gift a man gives to himself, and if one conducts himself with honor the opinion of others cannot take it away.
[-4] August 3, 2016 at 5:30pm
IF Hillary wins this it will be because of folks like you, Mr. Beck, and all of your followers. ANYONE would be better than the Hildebeast. Please get over Cruz and get on the bandwagon……before it’s too late.
July 24, 2016 at 9:41am
“Love” is not going to fix this Country. We’ve gone way past that point. “Love” is allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, and middle eastern refugees to stream into this country and bleed us dry? We need to use “tough love” to fix things in OUR Country and then we can start thinking about the rest of the world.
July 13, 2016 at 4:53pm
He’s an AMERICAN and has just as much “skin” in this as the rest of us. He doesn’t have to “educate” you on anything. Who cares what percentage of Montana is white?
 July 9, 2016 at 5:31pm
It is odd that I don’t see that many black folks hanging around the lake.
I corrected your negative lake because I don't understand why anyone would get a negative for population statistics.
not even 1% up here, I can count them on the fingers of one hand and there's thousands of boats on this lake.
 July 9, 2016 at 5:29pm
“It’s an objective reality that if you are a white parent with teenagers you have dramatically less fear of the police walking up to them than if you’re a black parent with black teenagers,” Gingrich said.
Well let’s see…..I would say that if you’re dressed like a little hoodlum, all tatted up, hat on backwards, weed smoke pouring out your car window, rap music blaring out of huge speakers, you would probably deserve an extra look regardless of your race. I’m pretty sure that’s the way it is.
His judgment is skewed, and I should trust his endorsement? Nope!!!
I'm pretty sure that's the way it's not, because that description fits millions of white teenagers, and they still don't have to worry about the police as much as a black kid who is perfectly respectable in appearance and demeanor.
 June 16, 2016 at 10:01am
Where are you going to get additional money for us to become “more compassionate?” From the Evil Corporations? You are probably living in a naive dream land of compassion. Do gooders and naive folks like you are slowly killing our country. Get your head out of the Bible and start being a realist.
 June 16, 2016 at 9:50am
 June 16, 2016 at 9:48am
Good point….spreading the “message” in muslim lands will get you killed.
 June 16, 2016 at 8:42am
Let’s see…Send missionaries over there and they’re murdered. Take a Bible over there and you’re murdered. Try to preach over there and you’re murdered. The Christian middle easterners are murdered. The Muslim religion relies on Sharia Law. They have been raised like this for thousands of years. You cannot change them, they will not assimilate. They do not want to be converted. If you want to make a change then buy an island somewhere and move them there. Not in our Country. You can practice your efforts to convert them in another area. Do not experiment with other American lives with your religion.
And if there is one Christian on the island living by him/herself they will either make them submit or kill them.
Another reason why we know they are a sick primitive cult and not a religion - they have no relationship to God but to Mohammed and his evil ways and their moon goddess. Never a religion but they are what they are: a murdering, pedophilic, honor killing cult for 1400 years.
June 14, 2016 at 9:07am
I’m tired of hearing it also, BUT….being a Deist I realize that Nature is not precise and it is perfectly possible for a person to be born “gay.” Take out the organized religion with all of it’s hate and fear mongering and believe in a Supreme creator and you will find peace.
June 10, 2016 at 5:24pm
Can we just get over the Jesus stuff? More than likely Trump is a church going Deist, just like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson.