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Black Panther leader trains with police, has a change of heart

Black Panther leader trains with police, has a change of heart

In the line of fire

Houston area Black Panther leader, Quanell X, is changing his tune after training with the Missouri City Police Department.

Quanell X is Houston’s own personal Al Sharpton. Wherever an incident can be construed as race-related, Quanell X is there with his activists, rambling to local news crews about the violence inherent in the system.

Or at least he was before what appears to be a sincerely eye-opening experience.

Recently, Quanell agreed to train with the Missouri City Police Department, located in a suburb of Houston. The experience dramatically altered Quanell’s perception.

“Wow. Damn,” he said, after unloading countless paintball rounds at a mock suspect who was refusing to stand down in a routine traffic stop scenario.

Quanell went through four scenarios where he was required to, “shoot, hold fire, or use his taser,” KHOU News reports.

“Shoot him in the leg? I was very close because he kept coming,” an obviously distressed Quanell said.

Most interesting was Quanell’s response to a distressed man with a baby. In that situation, Quanell chose his taser and explained, “if he would’ve pulled a lollypop out of his pocket the same way he just did, I still would’ve used forced to stop him, and then somebody could’ve said, well all he had was a lollypop. But you don’t know when it’s happening so fast like that.”

KHOU New reported that race was never a consideration for Quanell.

“If I’m in a high crime area that I’ve worked and I know it’s a high crime area and I know the kinda calls we get, I could easily see me pulling my gun on a simple call,” said Quanell.

His takeaway? Always comply with the police.

“Please, brothers and sisters, if they [police] tell you to do something, do it,” he implored, shocked at how many paintball rounds he’d fired throughout the training exercise.

You can watch the KHOU News report here:

Quanell X is not the only community activist to undergo an experiencial dilemma. Arizona’s Reverend Jarrett Maupin shot first and asked questions later when placed in similar trainings.

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Perhaps this should be the new requirement for the Main Stream Morons and the Black Grievance Industry.

It seems like they would either learn a lot about themselves, or we would learn a lot about their hypocrisy in a very, very short period of time.

In another post I mentioned I thought a mandatory two-year stint in the military for all Americans would be a good thing.

Some supported that idea, others didn’t. That’s fine, I’m not 100% sure myself. But this seems to indirectly support my idea. Of course it could be tweaked. And I didn’t mean to suggest it would be a replacement for our current military. More like a reserve.

But maybe something as simple as this would be a great first step.

Instead of people dumping buckets of ice water on themselves, how about all the wannabe radicals and anarchists taking up this challenge?

    It’s certainly a worth debate.

    Most Americans who serve today in the US Armed Forces are better citizens for that experience, thus the nation benefits.

    The down side of establishing ‘The Draft’ without an ongoing war like WWII, is unintended consequences such as the fanning of the flames of Marxist-rooted Radical Liberalism during the Vietnam war.

    Obama’s political roots date back to that period.

    The pluses of mandatory service in the armed forces have to be weighed against the minuses.

      Insufficiently Sensitive in reply to VotingFemale. | February 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      The down side of establishing ‘The Draft’ without an ongoing war like WWII, is unintended consequences such as the fanning of the flames of Marxist-rooted Radical Liberalism during the Vietnam war.

      And under modern circumstance, it might provide an opportunity for ‘community organizers’ to duplicate the success the Bolsheviks had in entering and turning the ranks against the Russian government during WWI.

    Insufficiently Sensitive in reply to LukeHandCool. | February 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    In another post I mentioned I thought a mandatory two-year stint in the military for all Americans would be a good thing.<

    I went through that in 1963, shortly before the science of draft evasion was developed by the 'civil disobedience' crowd. Your friends all laughed at you, and off you went.

    Thinking back, there are some benefits which I admit now, though I would not have done so then. They had to do mostly with living in a really diverse cohort – racially, but even more particularly of viewpoints. Wholly unlike the modern 'university' campus, which politically is all but an unquestioned monoculture of leftist, anti-American indoctrination bereft of diversity.

    Balancing those benefits were the loss of two years, at a time of life when a motivated person could have used them very beneficially to advance in a chosen direction.

    OmegaPaladin in reply to LukeHandCool. | February 10, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Personally, I think having a few soldiers stop by elementary schools and high schools might be more helpful, along with firearms training for students. The military does not want unwilling soldiers, and it is a massive waste of money to train people who aren’t going to stick around for a while. Seriously, you have to get all of the geeks and couch potatoes into shape – that’s going to take months – and the draftees wouldn’t have to be leftist or hippies to be very eager to get out.

VetHusbandFather | February 9, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Now add to the fact that these are just scenarios and you don’t actually have to worry about being killed. This may be stressful, but not nearly as stressful as doing it when there are real bullets involved.

    Make ’em wear a Taser-collar with a remote control…

    Quick comment here: Anyone who goes through these scenerios gets a fairly good idea about what it is like to actually shoot someone/get shot *without* the life-long angst of the real thing. Even the stand-up video games that simulate real (or somewhat exagerated) events will spike your emotions. (First time I got “shot” in one at the arcade, I dropped the gun and almost dove out of the booth.)

I just shared this on facebook. EVERYONE should see this video!

MouseTheLuckyDog | February 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm

This is surprising.
I often post this video in debates about police on left leaning [1] sites:

the response is mostly downvotes and denial.

The program sounds like one in which Peter Falk participated in, in a documentary called something like “Shoot, Don’t Shoot”

[1] To be fair the commentors are more libertarian in a “legalize drugs sort of way” then left leaning.

Heh! Quanell The Tenth got shot!

Actually, Quanell…while a predator on black people in Houston…is a saint compared to the Wrong Rev. Sharpton. He actually does do some things that reflect some honesty, and avoid very bad outcomes. (He often will get a perp to surrender, for instance.)

This was ALL good. You couldn’t expect The Tenth to become an unbashed cop fan-boi.

    Merlin01 in reply to Ragspierre. | February 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Rags, It appears you were right about the Victoria Police Officer being disciplined or in this case fired! Where would you like your $20 charity donation to go?

      Ragspierre in reply to Merlin01. | February 9, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Any military survivor’s benefit would be grand.

      And thanks for your integrity. I never thought about it since.

      “Cagle is an attorney for the Texas Municipal Police Association. Kevin Lawrence, the group’s executive director, said it has become more common for administrators and politicians to not stand behind police officers.”

      I’m keeping an eye on how this develops.

      I haven’t found anything on the Texas Rangers investigation into this, but I expect that their investigation is going to conclude that the officer did nothing wrong.

      As far as I know , the DA has not filed charges against the officer. The officer was thrown under the bus over politics. Both Vasquez and that officer have fat checks coming. The losers in this entire situation are the taxpayers.

      Ragspierre in reply to Merlin01. | February 11, 2015 at 10:13 am

      You are confused. The Texas Rangers are investigating any criminal conduct. They won’t come back with “He didn’t do anything wrong”.

      When they’re finished, the DA will act or not.

      The officer was not thrown under the bus. He was taken out of a job he was not suited for. On several levels.

    Rags I got the impression that QX is very different from Al Sharpton. For one thing the man is a thinker. That is my take on how the experience changed his outlook. That includes how he could respond to those situations in the future. It sounds like QX is ready to leave the Black Panthers because he is starting to mature…. but I could be wrong.

      Ragspierre in reply to Aussie. | February 9, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      While I hold out some hope you may be right, I offer the following…

      1. Quanell is in Houston. He could not be Al Sharpton in this environment.

      2. He has a power-base here, and DOES make money doing what he has done. For him to give that up would be an act of IMMENSE integrity.

Henry Hawkins | February 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

If I was a Black Panther training with police and armed with a paint ball gun, I’d just run around shooting officers. Make for a funny YouTube video, me shooting 2-3 of ’em, them chasing me down and kicking my ass.

Emil de Blatz | February 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Just don’t give them too much training. If you know what I’m sayin’.

Problem with running scenarios in JT’s is that they interfere with your sight and hearing. They should just give them some good safety glasses. They’re shooting small-caliber paintballs with insufficient mass to displace their protective gear.

Cage yourself in a mask like that, and your environment becomes a bit surreal. Good peripheral vision keeps you from feeling isolated and vulnerable, while bad heightens the threat sense. Training should better approximate real-world conditions.

Oh and not a popular opinion, but everyone, cops included, should learn not to be so afraid of a firearm in the hands of another. Gun doesn’t = homicidal maniac, but we’re trained to think so. Not saying that cops shouldn’t prepare for the worst, but every armed encounter doesn’t need to result in the death of one party. Assume armed people are solid citizens until they demonstrate otherwise.

    great unknown in reply to Immolate. | February 9, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Beg to differ. A well-known phenomenon of high-stress, high-adrenalin situations is precisely that claustrophobic tunnel-vision. It takes extreme training to avoid that: the kind that martial-arts experts, high-level operators, and fighter pilots have.
    For normal people, even with training, the feeling of surreal disconnect is inevitable regardless of what armor they are wearing.

      Immolate in reply to great unknown. | February 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      So I’m not misunderstanding you, you’re saying that wearing a full face mask is an accurate representation of what it’s like to handle a stressful situation without wearing a full face mask, correct?

        CalFed in reply to Immolate. | February 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm

        I’m not answering for “great unknown”, but do agree with him on this issue. I do not believe ANYTHING can accurately represent what it’s like to handle a life threatening situation (short of a injections of adrenalin and epinephrine). However, having a full facemask does help to simulate the tunnel vision that frequently occurs during a gunfight.

        As for whether a full face mask is necessary…LOL, those simunitions hurt like hell. I once took took your advice and used only safety glasses…got hit on the bridge of my nose, my throat and hands…never again. You can’t have enough padding 😉

Isn’t it amazing how many leftists are so smug and assured of their moral superiority in all aspects…until they’re blindsided by reality.

Kudos to Quanell for being willing to learn a bit more about reality faced by LEOs.

I have to give Quanell X credit for having an open mind. He might be a rabble-rouser, but he also sounds like a person with a streak of decent.

New Black Panther. There was at least one Black Panther that came to the light and repented. I don’t recall his name at the moment. Welcome to the human race, Quanell X, brother.

Could you see Al Sharpton doing this and shooting himself in the foot with a paint ball?

I don’t understand why people can’t figure this out on their own without having to go through training.

But if this is what it takes, there should be a lot more of it.

    OmegaPaladin in reply to Hepcat. | February 10, 2015 at 10:52 am

    It’s the experience of having to make snap decisions under pressure. Trust me, when I did one of those shoot-don’t shoot trainers, I immediately got a higher appreciation of what police go through.

    I will add that I also became convinced that police need lots of this kind of training, with evaluation for remaining in control of themselves. Most cases of horrible police conduct can be traced to bad policework. The Eric Scott case, for instance, had officers yelling all at once and not giving clear directions like “GET ON THE GROUND!” or “HANDS IN THE AIR” Even someone perfectly interested in complying with the officers needs time to process the instruction and see if the officers are talking to him. It’s something that officers should practice.

Henry Hawkins | February 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Community outreach, baby.

Kudos to the department for inviting him, and kudos (ouch) to Mr. X for publicly eating humble pie. I hope to see more of this very effective strategy of turning irrational protestors into slightly more rational people. Many moons ago, during the dawn of my “real job” days, my boss required all baby prosecutors to go on ride-alongs with officers. That was a MUCH more controlled environment, but still quite an eyeopener. It sure kept the Monday morning quarterbacking to a minimum.