William J. Lewinski Trains Police To Shoot First And Let Him Handle The Fallout

Captain’s Journal – by Herschel Smith

NYT:

The shooting looked bad. But that is when the professor is at his best. A black motorist, pulled to the side of the road for a turn-signal violation, had stuffed his hand into his pocket. The white officer yelled for him to take it out. When the driver started to comply, the officer shot him dead.

The driver was unarmed.

Taking the stand at a public inquest, William J. Lewinski, the psychology professor, explained that the officer had no choice but to act.

“In simple terms,” the district attorney in Portland, Ore., asked, “if I see the gun, I’m dead?”

“In simple terms, that’s it,” Dr. Lewinski replied.

When police officers shoot people under questionable circumstances, Dr. Lewinski is often there to defend their actions. Among the most influential voices on the subject, he has testified in or consulted in nearly 200 cases over the last decade or so and has helped justify countless shootings around the country.

He has appeared as an expert witness in criminal trials, civil cases and disciplinary hearings, and before grand juries, where such testimony is given in secret and goes unchallenged. In addition, his company, the Force Science Institute, has trained tens of thousands of police officers on how to think differently about police shootings that might appear excessive.

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Many policing experts are for hire, but Dr. Lewinski is unique in that he conducts his own research, trains officers and internal investigators, and testifies at trial. In the protests that have followed police shootings, demonstrators have often asked why officers are so rarely punished for shootings that seem unwarranted. Dr. Lewinski is part of the answer.

Dr. Lewinski said he was not trying to explain away every shooting. But when he testifies, it is almost always in defense of police shootings. Officers are his target audience — he publishes a newsletter on police use of force that he says has nearly one million subscribers — and his research was devised for them. “The science is based on trying to keep officers safe,” he said.

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A former Minnesota State professor, he says his testimony and training are based on hard science, but his research has been roundly criticized by experts. An editor for The American Journal of Psychology called his work “pseudoscience.” The Justice Department denounced his findings as “lacking in both foundation and reliability.” Civil rights lawyers say he is selling dangerous ideas.

Hmm … let me see.  He got his doctorate from a diploma mill (you do the research), engages in pseudoscience (which has as its stated outcome keeping cops “safe”), trains cops, always testifies in their defense, and by virtue of the fact that he is the one being called as an “expert” witness, becomes the one who is called to testify as an “expert” witness in future cases, a sort of self-fulfilling prophesy.

Yea.  You know what else might become a self-fulfilling prophesy?  People knowing that police are going to discharge weapons as a matter of first recourse, and then act accordingly.

http://www.captainsjournal.com/2015/08/03/william-j-lewinski-trains-police-to-shoot-first-and-let-him-handle-the-fallout/

6 thoughts on “William J. Lewinski Trains Police To Shoot First And Let Him Handle The Fallout

  1. Hmmm? Lewinski. Any relationship to Monica? Same Jew family name! Same race of people who own, promote and publish porn, pedophilia, abortion, usury, genocide, IRS, CIA, FDA, BATFE, homosexuality, transhuminsm, The AMA, and on and on and on. All of these agencies and all others committed to and doing the same type of ‘work’ to keep us all safe, are ALL parasites as to their nature. ie. You will know them by their fruits! When The Creator Judge judges ALL no one will be able to withstand His just judgment. But His judgment is coming. Revelation 21:8. According to this verse ALL liars get the same death sentence as all murderers! That is because lies promoted to murder cause murder. And, that is what is going on right now. Murder is taking place everywhere and those involved will be held accountable.

    1. Yes, Lewinski, I can recall a very infamous knobgobbler with a very similar name. She was a historic sword swallower.

  2. “When the driver started to comply, the officer shot him dead.

    The driver was unarmed.”

    He shouldn’t have been.

  3. How ironic that slick willie unilaterally endorsed the genocide bombing of Yugoslavia in the midst of his problems with the big Lewinski. He shot first and ignored questions later.

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