Baseball tactics – Timo Thompson http://timothompson.com/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 00:34:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://timothompson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-60-120x120.png Baseball tactics – Timo Thompson http://timothompson.com/ 32 32 PGA Tour countersuit accuses LIV Golf of unfair tactics | Sports https://timothompson.com/pga-tour-countersuit-accuses-liv-golf-of-unfair-tactics-sports/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:22:25 +0000 https://timothompson.com/pga-tour-countersuit-accuses-liv-golf-of-unfair-tactics-sports/ The PGA Tour has filed a counterclaim against Saudi-funded LIV Golf, accusing the rival league of inducing top players to break PGA Tour contracts by claiming the Tour cannot enforce them. The counterclaim was included in the PGA Tour’s response to the amended antitrust lawsuit filed in northern California federal court, which included LIV Golf […]]]>

The PGA Tour has filed a counterclaim against Saudi-funded LIV Golf, accusing the rival league of inducing top players to break PGA Tour contracts by claiming the Tour cannot enforce them.

The counterclaim was included in the PGA Tour’s response to the amended antitrust lawsuit filed in northern California federal court, which included LIV Golf as a plaintiff.

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Betting on Baseball in India: Game Features, Tactical Tips https://timothompson.com/betting-on-baseball-in-india-game-features-tactical-tips/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 11:56:40 +0000 https://timothompson.com/betting-on-baseball-in-india-game-features-tactical-tips/ House ” General ” Betting on Baseball in India: Game Features, Tactical Tips Baseball is a major American sport and, at first glance, quite difficult to grasp. Nevertheless, it can be a good option for betting in India, where this direction is also interesting. We are going to introduce you to this sport, which arrived […]]]>

Baseball is a major American sport and, at first glance, quite difficult to grasp. Nevertheless, it can be a good option for betting in India, where this direction is also interesting. We are going to introduce you to this sport, which arrived at Indian bookmakers not so long ago.

Basic baseball rules

Baseball has different leagues, but the game is played by 2 teams, alternating between defense and offense. There are 9 players on the field in defense: the thrower, the receiver and 7 other people assigned to strategic places on the field. The main task is to catch the ball. By the way, even more information on this topic is published at mega-news.in.


The match is played over 9 rounds. The sleeves are divided into half sleeves. The half inning ends when 3 batters (players with a bat) are out. A round ends when the two teams alternate between attacking and defending.

If the teams are tied at the end of 9 innings, there are additional innings to determine the winner. Traditionally, the home team defends first.

Main features of the game

The batter’s job in most cases is to hit the ball safely to advance the bases. If the player with the bat reaches the goal before the ball, it is safe. But if the ball reaches the goal before the runner, it is out of play.

At first base and home plate, the batter need only get to base before the ball appears. At second and third bases, the player must make contact with the base, so some players dip their head or feet forward to touch base before they are out of play.

Once on base, the player with the bat is no longer a batsman, but a runner. His goal is to advance to home plate. His progress depends on the results of his teammates, who have become hitters and take turns hitting in a set order before the game begins. Some fast players may also attempt to steal a base.

A run is scored when a fielder returns to home plate (fourth base) after touching three more bases counterclockwise. A batter who throws the ball out of the infield gets a run, or even more, if there are other runners on the bases: it’s a home run, in other words a grand slam when the bases are full (made for 4 dots).

How to Bet on Baseball in India

This sport offers you many possibilities in terms of bets. You can find this information in sports news. Betting on baseball can be fun, as there are many lucrative bets every season. A lot of Major League Baseball games are impressive.

Indeed, there are at least 162 games each season, not counting the playoffs, with teams in the United States playing almost 1 game a day for 7 months of the year.

Unfortunately, most of the games do not offer interesting opportunities or odds, because baseball is quite a difficult sport for Russians to understand, with many possible combinations.

But if you focus on team form and especially the batting and pitching game, you can bet every day and try to find opportunities to win daily.

Single line betting

Unlike many other American sports, the most popular type of bet in baseball is the 1-line bet. You bet on 1 of the 2 teams to win.

But you need to remember one important factor. The level difference between a good team and a bad team is not as great in baseball as in other sports. The challenger team wins 40% of the time. Indeed, with “only” 60% of victories, a team can win a championship. Keep that in mind.

In baseball, predicting every game is more difficult than if you bet on football or tennis. This explains why even experienced bettors do not take the risk of betting on teams with odds that are too close.

Why It’s Important to Assess a Pitcher’s Influence

In baseball, pitchers play a crucial role in determining a team’s chances of winning. Sometimes you can see pitchers who are supposed to start a game with a ranking based on whether or not they will start the game.

Pitchers are listed in the betting list if you open the event betting page. In addition, regardless of which pitcher starts the game, bookmakers offer bets on the outcome of the game as a whole.

Betting on Baseball in India: Basic Tips for Winning

It is important to accurately assess the physical condition of each pitcher, especially those who are most likely to start the game. If pitchers are listed on the betting list on the bookmaker’s website, there’s a good reason for that.

Although quarterbacks impact the game in American football, in no sport other than baseball is there a player with as much impact on the game as the pitcher.

That said, don’t dwell on the pitcher starting the game. These players lose their influence on the game season after season. Currently, runners do no more than 6 innings.

How does this translate into the game? Nearly one-third of pitches in baseball are thrown by backup pitchers, or 30%. This is an important factor to consider. Therefore, after looking at the form of the starting pitchers, you must also look at the quality and effectiveness of the relief pitchers. If you analyze the factor of their value, it will give you an advantage.

Choosing baseball betting is advantageous for the following reasons:

  • A large number of games per season;
  • Statistics, indeed, can help to find a profitable bet;
  • The player has access to reliable team data;
  • The influence of pitchers on the course of the game reduces the chance factor.

However, there are several disadvantages:

  • the favorite only wins 60% of the time;
  • the time difference which makes it difficult to follow matches and bet live;
  • Pitchers may be out of shape which may cause your bet to lose;
  • the rules are difficult to understand and a different culture for a Russian, which can confuse or distort your judgement;
  • A long learning curve will not always allow you to obtain an immediate return on your investment.

However, if you choose a good bookmaker in India, you will have no problem finding statistics.

Which bookmaker to bet with

You will be able to find baseball betting with most bookmakers registered with the Curacao regulator. This is a reputable company that serves almost all gambling clubs in India. You should study the odds yourself or use an odds comparator to determine which office is best to bet with.

When choosing a bookmaker, it is also worth evaluating a few nuances:

  • Bonus program. Users of bookmakers clubs can play with an advantage. To do this, it is not necessary to deposit a lot of money. Players are encouraged to activate free bets via promotional codes. You can find the coupon on the bookmaker’s official website or on Telegram channels.
  • Support service. It is always better to work with a bookmaker who has real support. Only then can you count on good reviews. Questions arise even among professionals, so the reaction of the administration becomes decisive.
  • Margin. Bookmakers win at the expense of odds difference. The advantage of sports betting in India is that here most of the betting clubs introduce a minimum margin. This means that the odds even on predictable matches go up to the max. The user can win bets as little as a few Indian rupees.
  • Licence. The bookmaker is not registered in India. Betting is not allowed at all in this country. However, online betting is not regulated by anyone. But this does not mean that a bookmaker should not have a certificate from the regulator. Today, most Indian clubs are registered on the island of Curacao. If the license information is not hidden, the bookmaker is trustworthy.
  • Payment Limits. The player has no difficulty if you can withdraw money from INR 100. Some bookmakers overestimate this threshold several times. A beginner with a minimum budget finds himself in a difficult situation.

It is easier to determine the range of betting clubs through independent rankings. In these selections, you can compare several platforms, and look at welcome bonuses and other types of promotions. By the way, losing in sports betting in India is also profitable. Every reputable club has a system with cashback. Users can recover part of the money once a week.

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Akupara Games brings Absolute Tactics to PC and Switch in September https://timothompson.com/akupara-games-brings-absolute-tactics-to-pc-and-switch-in-september/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/akupara-games-brings-absolute-tactics-to-pc-and-switch-in-september/ Great news for those who crave turn-based tactical video game adventures. The good folks at Curious Fate have teamed up with Akupara Games to bring us Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy. It’s coming to both PC and Nintendo Switch on September 15 and offers plenty of challenges for newcomers to the genre as well as […]]]>

Great news for those who crave turn-based tactical video game adventures. The good folks at Curious Fate have teamed up with Akupara Games to bring us Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy. It’s coming to both PC and Nintendo Switch on September 15 and offers plenty of challenges for newcomers to the genre as well as veterans.

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Join Huxley and the dog Max to defend your home against a mysterious invading army. A dangerous array of Eldritch enemies, traps, and secrets await, so you’ll have to use your wits to survive the challenges ahead. Here are the features that best express the experience:

Features:

  • Rich Content – Dozens of narrative story maps plus optional maps, including additional post-game content and a horde mode!
  • Challenge Yourself – Three difficulty levels, plus an additional hardcore mode unlocked upon completion – challenge yourself again and again.
  • Genre-Changing Gameplay – Shake up the SRPG experience with diverse gameplay, including large-scale war levels (with dozens of units on the battlefield simultaneously), environmental verticality, puzzle elements, and traps !
  • Deeply Customizable – Accessible, class-based gameplay for the casual player combined with deep customization and mastery for serious tactics fans. 21 individual classes plus the possibility of dual class allow for almost endless combinations.
  • Develop Your Character – Unlock upgrades, collect loot, complete quests, and meet a cast of colorful characters on your quest for glory.

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I have to admit, I’m intrigued by the art style and the promise of tactical glory. If you want to see what Absolute Tactics has in store, please watch the trailer below. And stay tuned to HPP for exciting news from Akupara Games!

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Dodgers News: NL All-Star suggests LA using sleazy tactics on opposing pitchers – Inside the Dodgers https://timothompson.com/dodgers-news-nl-all-star-suggests-la-using-sleazy-tactics-on-opposing-pitchers-inside-the-dodgers/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/dodgers-news-nl-all-star-suggests-la-using-sleazy-tactics-on-opposing-pitchers-inside-the-dodgers/ Last Sunday’s Dodgers game against the Marlins was supposed to be a showcase for NL Cy Young leader Sandy Alcantara. LA sent in rookie Ryan Pepiot to counter Alcantara, but the two pitchers turned the tables entirely at Dodger Stadium. Alcantara, who had gone seven more innings in each of his previous August starts, was […]]]>

Last Sunday’s Dodgers game against the Marlins was supposed to be a showcase for NL Cy Young leader Sandy Alcantara. LA sent in rookie Ryan Pepiot to counter Alcantara, but the two pitchers turned the tables entirely at Dodger Stadium.

Alcantara, who had gone seven more innings in each of his previous August starts, was absolutely rocked by the Dodgers’ batting order. Receiver Will Smith tackled Mookie Betts in the first, Cody Bellinger hit his 17th home rum of the season with Joey Gallo on base. LA added to their lead in the third inning with a Max Muncy RBI single and some big hits in the fourth to chase down Alcantara.

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NL All-Star suggests LA use shady tactics on opposing pitchers https://timothompson.com/nl-all-star-suggests-la-use-shady-tactics-on-opposing-pitchers/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/nl-all-star-suggests-la-use-shady-tactics-on-opposing-pitchers/ Last Sunday’s Dodgers game against the Marlins was supposed to be a showcase for NL Cy Young leader Sandy Alcantara. LA sent in rookie Ryan Pepiot to counter Alcantara, but the two pitchers turned the tables entirely at Dodger Stadium. Alcantara, who had gone seven more innings in each of his previous August starts, was […]]]>

Last Sunday’s Dodgers game against the Marlins was supposed to be a showcase for NL Cy Young leader Sandy Alcantara. LA sent in rookie Ryan Pepiot to counter Alcantara, but the two pitchers turned the tables entirely at Dodger Stadium.

Alcantara, who had gone seven more innings in each of his previous August starts, was absolutely rocked by the Dodgers’ batting order. Receiver Will Smith tackled Mookie Betts in the first, Cody Bellinger hit his 17th home rum of the season with Joey Gallo on base. LA added to their lead in the third inning with a Max Muncy RBI single and some big hits in the fourth to chase down Alcantara.

For the right-hander, it was his shortest outing of the 2022 season. The Dodgers forced him to throw 89 pitches and scored more runs on him than any other team this season in a single game. . After the loss, the Marlins ace was unable to explain how LA got to him, but he appeared to take a thinly veiled jab at the Dodgers’ scouting practices (quotes via LA Times’ Dylan Hernandez).

“I don’t know what happened… I think they have a lot to look for for pitchers.”

Alcantara didn’t use the “c” word, but his statement could be interpreted as LA unfairly taking advantage of available technology to get the most out of opposing hitters.

The good news for Alcantara is that he should get another chance against the Dodgers when LA travels to Miami for a four-game series later this week.

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How to Use Moneyball Tactics https://timothompson.com/how-to-use-moneyball-tactics/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:28:12 +0000 https://timothompson.com/how-to-use-moneyball-tactics/ Football Manager 2023 is coming later this year and a really fun way to play the game is to use moneyball tactics, but how exactly is that possible? The game follows an annual release schedule and although it has yet to be announced, we are confident that Football Manager 2023 will release later this year. […]]]>

Football Manager 2023 is coming later this year and a really fun way to play the game is to use moneyball tactics, but how exactly is that possible?

The game follows an annual release schedule and although it has yet to be announced, we are confident that Football Manager 2023 will release later this year.

It is likely to be announced relatively soon and hence we have taken a look at how to play the Moneyball way.

He was made famous in baseball by Billy Beane, who inspired the Oakland A’s to an incredible undefeated run, and brought in underrated players from other teams to do it.

Moneyball tactics are also surprisingly effective in Football Manager, with players able to use strategy to build their squads and achieve real success.

How to Use Moneyball Tactics in FM23

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Josh Dasilva of Brentford celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Manchester United at Brentford Community Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

We’ll use the rules laid down in Soccernomics, Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski’s brilliant overview of the sport.

Alex Stewart of The Athletic has produced a superb series on The assembled partsin which he used strict Moneyball rules throughout a five-year spell with Bristol City.

The rules are as follows…

  • Net wage expenditure is larger than transfer expenditure.
  • Don’t buy new players or sell old ones when you take over a club, the so-called new manager syndrome.
  • Don’t buy players solely on the basis of their performance in international tournaments.
  • There are overrated nationalities – English, Brazilian and Dutch in particular.
  • Sell ​​at the right time – move players when they reach 30, although this rule does not apply to goalkeepers as they peak later in their career.
  • Use all your scouts when evaluating a player and also ask the Director of Football for their opinion if you have one.
  • Buy players when they are in their early twenties.
  • Centre-forwards are often more expensive than they should be.
  • If a club offers more than a player is worth, sell him. Also, try to replace them before they go away.
  • Don’t buy players unnecessarily – grow from within.
  • One of the key rules of another outlet is to identify and replace your weakest player in each transfer window, instead of trying to make the best players even better.

We will also add our own rules here, to give you a clearer idea of ​​which clubs you should choose.

  • Moneyball can be used at any football club, but you’ll probably have more fun using a lower league team initially.
  • Brentford successfully used the Moneyball tactic to move from the Championship to the Premier League. You can do the same.
  • Choose a team that is ambitious and has a reasonable salary budget – the transfer budget is not as important.
  • Avoid teams that want you to sign players with high reputations, like PSG, as this can derail the whole project.
  • Base your approach on solid defence, instead of relying on centre-forwards, who are overrated.
  • Invest in your back office team. Get the best scouts and coaches you can, so they can give you the best possible advice.
  • Be confident in your approach, even if you feel like you’re struggling. Don’t panic, buy players and stay confident in the process.

These are the basics of a Moneyball approach in Football Manager 2023. Feel free to keep checking the rules to make sure you’re doing the right things.

We wish you all the best if you decide to go ahead with a Moneyball save in the next game!


Keep him tuned to GiveMeSport for all the latest football news.

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Kentucky Air Guard Special Tactics saves 19 people after flooding | Military https://timothompson.com/kentucky-air-guard-special-tactics-saves-19-people-after-flooding-military/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/kentucky-air-guard-special-tactics-saves-19-people-after-flooding-military/ HAZARD, Ky. (AFNS) – Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron rescued 19 stranded residents and two dogs following historic flooding last week that killed at least 28 in the area. east of Kentucky. Airmen, assisted by Callie, the Department of Defense’s only certified search and rescue dog, quickly deployed to […]]]>

HAZARD, Ky. (AFNS) – Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron rescued 19 stranded residents and two dogs following historic flooding last week that killed at least 28 in the area. east of Kentucky.

Airmen, assisted by Callie, the Department of Defense’s only certified search and rescue dog, quickly deployed to the area July 28 to conduct rescue operations by boat and helicopter for four days, Maj. Ian Williams, commander of the 123rd STS. The team of 23 special operators also coordinated 29 rotary plane missions, recovered four bodies and helped lead operations that led to the rescue or assistance of 40 additional people.

“We found out about the situation Thursday morning around 8:10 a.m.,” Williams said. β€œBefore we had our task to intervene, we started having our initial team report to the squadron to have equipment ready in case we had to push and support. We were officially told to support around 9am and we were out by 10am.

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US ‘salami tactics’ undermine commitments: Chinese Embassy in UK https://timothompson.com/us-salami-tactics-undermine-commitments-chinese-embassy-in-uk/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/us-salami-tactics-undermine-commitments-chinese-embassy-in-uk/ The United States, not China, is seeking to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, the Chinese Embassy in London said in a statement contradicting G7 claims. A statement by G7 foreign ministers last week warned Beijing against trying to “unilaterally change the status quo by force in the region”. The one-China policy is […]]]>

The United States, not China, is seeking to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, the Chinese Embassy in London said in a statement contradicting G7 claims.

A statement by G7 foreign ministers last week warned Beijing against trying to “unilaterally change the status quo by force in the region”.

The one-China policy is at the heart of China’s diplomatic relations with the rest of the world. It explicitly states that Taiwan and mainland China are one indivisible country.

Beijing therefore reacted angrily to a visit by US President Nancy Pelosi to Taipei, the island’s main city. He said the trip, which took place despite warnings, is part of ongoing efforts to undermine the one-China policy.

β€œWe will not allow the United States to continue to use salami tactics to encroach on, obscure and void the one China principle. We will not allow the United States to use any pretext or excuse to incrementally change the status quo,” the embassy said. .

The embassy said China’s response to the visit – including large-scale military exercises around the island – is “justified, reasonable and legal”.

“Our measures are firm, strong and proportionate,” the statement continued. China says a reaction was needed to ensure that separatist forces do not threaten the peace and stability of the region.

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Danny Masterson’s Rape Accuser Yells at Trevor Bauer – Related Delay Tactics https://timothompson.com/danny-mastersons-rape-accuser-yells-at-trevor-bauer-related-delay-tactics/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 10:12:25 +0000 https://timothompson.com/danny-mastersons-rape-accuser-yells-at-trevor-bauer-related-delay-tactics/ In June 2020, actor Danny Masterson was charged with three counts of rape, after being accused of sexually assaulting three women between 2001 and 2003. This ‘70s Spectacle star, who has pleaded not guilty β€” and is currently free on $3.3 million bond β€” faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted. The case […]]]>

In June 2020, actor Danny Masterson was charged with three counts of rape, after being accused of sexually assaulting three women between 2001 and 2003. This 70s Spectacle star, who has pleaded not guilty β€” and is currently free on $3.3 million bond β€” faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted. The case was originally scheduled to go to trial on August 29, but Masterson’s team was granted a six-week extension until October 11.

Masterson’s status as a prominent member of the Church of Scientology complicates matters. In 2019, four women, including three former Scientologists, filed a lawsuit against Masterson and the Church of Scientology, claiming they had been subjected to a cycle of harassment and intimidation by the Church. in an apparent effort to keep their stories of sexual assault down. in an envelope. They are suing them for harassment, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Church of Scientology, meanwhile, lost its bid to subject the accusers to religious arbitration within the Church of Scientology, with a California Court of Appeal ruling that women had the right to first amendment to leave the religion and therefore were not related to Scientology. strict lifetime contracts. The Church of Scientology has since asked the United States Supreme Court to reconsider.

One of Masterson’s rape accusers, Jane Doe 1, has become frustrated with what she perceives as Masterson’s team’s attempts to delay the criminal trial People vs. Masterson. Attorney Nina L. Hawkinson, who represents Jane Doe 1, sent a statement Thursday night to The Daily Beast regarding attorney Shawn Holley’s recent request for the lawsuit to continue in People vs. Masterson due to being busy representing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer in his arbitration appeal of his two-year suspension by Major League Baseball after he was accused of assault by multiple women.

Hawkinson believes that Holley’s request for the continuation of the trial in People vs. Masterson interferes with several provisions of Marsy’s Law – or the California Victims Bill of Rights Act of 2008 – which seeks to provide protective rights to victims of crimes, arguing that β€œit is reasonable to assert that Jane Doe 1 runs a great risk of further harm, should this matter be delayed, by being known to β€œthe Church” and classified as a repressive person, as a victim witness willing to testify against a well-known member of the Church. As a victim of Marsy’s Law, our client has a right to be free from this harm, which can only be accomplished without further delay and by proceeding to trial.

My life has been tortured for so many years because of what happened to me. Finally, the day of justice was coming and I now see that there is another excuse to delay justice, which will only cause more harm to me and other victims.”

Hawkinson’s missive also included the following statement from Jane Doe 1:

“My life has been tortured for so many years because of what happened to me. Finally the day of justice was coming and I now see that there is another excuse to delay justice, which will not do than cause more harm to me and the other victims. I hope the Court will see that the issues of this trial, the rights of victims and the need for finality in this important case, outweigh a scheduling conflict baseball related.

In May 2021, Jane Doe 1 delivered harrowing testimony during a preliminary hearing to determine whether Masterson would stand trial for rape. She said that while attending a party at Masterson’s house in Hollywood in April 2003, she felt drugged after consuming a “fruity” drink given to her by Masterson; then, she says he unzipped her pants and threw her in a jacuzzi, before bringing her upstairs to a bathroom. She remembers having trouble seeing and standing, as Masterson put his fingers in her mouth, causing her to vomit, and then put her in the shower.

“I looked down and his hands were on my breasts. He was soaping my breasts,” she testified. not believe that his hands were on my breasts.

She testified that he then put her on a bed as she passed out.

“When I came to, he was on top of me and he was inside of me,” she said. “The first thing I remember is grabbing his hair to pull it out.”

Jane Doe 1 told the court that Masterson vaginally and anally raped her, at one point retrieving a gun from her bedside table, brandishing it in front of her and saying, “Fuck, don’t move.. . Don’t say a word.”

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GV Outlines Threat Response Tactics After Summer Of New Gun Violence Debate – Grand Valley Lanthorn https://timothompson.com/gv-outlines-threat-response-tactics-after-summer-of-new-gun-violence-debate-grand-valley-lanthorn/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/gv-outlines-threat-response-tactics-after-summer-of-new-gun-violence-debate-grand-valley-lanthorn/ After a summer of renewed debate about how to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, Grand Valley State University continues to update active-fire protocols and develop new tactics in the wake of tragedies in cities like Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. Reassessment of GVSU’s active shooter response occurred after the […]]]>

After a summer of renewed debate about how to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, Grand Valley State University continues to update active-fire protocols and develop new tactics in the wake of tragedies in cities like Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York.

Reassessment of GVSU’s active shooter response occurred after the Columbine High School shootings in the early 2000s, but the program continues to be updated as more schools experience gun violence and that security is able to learn from the shortcomings of others.

The initial active shooter protocol for police was to isolate the incident before acting, or even to wait for specially trained people to arrive and eliminate the threat. However, this course of action often results in wasted waiting time while victims are trapped in dangerous situations.

In light of this, GVSU has since shifted to more active response plans, focusing on ways to respond quickly to the threat and eliminate further potential injury.

As the Texas Tribune reported, the police response to the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas in May this year caused major controversy when first responders waited an additional 73 minutes upon arrival. at the scene to rescue the trapped children. with the shooter.

Shootings like Uvalde’s led to the development of new protocol in GVSU’s own response to hostile intruders – what the Grand Valley Police Department has titled the Rescue Task Force.

GVPD Captain Jeffery Stoll says the university has collectively implemented a robust system to prevent reaching a point of violence, implying that engagement with the threat is only the tip of the line. iceberg.

“There’s a lot going on behind the scenes to circumvent or mitigate as much as possible before an event actually happens,” Stoll said. β€œWe do a lot of intensive training. Our own department organizes active violence training twice a year, which is well above average. Β»

GVPD’s active fire strategy includes four tranches at each point of threat to the campus community: Care Team, Threat Assessment Team, Contact Team, and Rescue Task Force.

The care team is made up of people from the police department, housing, students, support offices, counsellors, disability support resources and other groups on campus depending on the needs of the situation.

Along with the Care Team, the Threat Assessment Team focuses on identifying and mitigating any potential threats and taking appropriate action to manage any aggressive or threatening behavior.

These are the factors that contribute to the prevention of a situation of violence. The goal is to help members of the GVSU community who are in need before the disease reaches a dangerous place for others.

“It’s always hard to predict what the future holds and what might have been,” Stoll said. “But I don’t think it’s unreasonable to believe that the interactions we’ve had have prevented further concerns or further incidents.”

The contact team is a progressive engagement team that takes action once a hostile individual has created an abusive situation. As soon as officers arrive on the scene, they identify the contact team and enter and attempt to deal with the threat as quickly as possible to eliminate further injuries and loss of life.

The Rescue Task Force, whose development has been a countywide priority, is responsible for ensuring that those injured in the incident can be managed and treated.

Capt. Stoll says the rescue task force can take advantage of the large response to these types of emergencies and use the additional personnel to help rescue and free victims.

β€œWe can use these second line officers to help our medical responders and firefighters get them safely to the scene, so they are protected by police, but they can start treatment and transport of the injured. ,” Stoll said. “They get to the hospital in minutes rather than hours, and that’s a very big difference in recovery from minor injuries to serious injuries.”

There have been no instances of gun violence on the GVSU campus, but students and faculty have remained prepared with the help of university programs should such violence occur.

GVPD endorses the β€œRun, Hide, Fight” system, teaching that the best response for people in an active shooter situation is to distance themselves from the threat, find a safe space to hide, barricade and fight only as a last resort.

Gabbi Munson, a sophomore at GVSU, said she was confident in GVSU’s campus policies, but the higher frequency of gun violence has become terrifying.

“I feel like from an early age we are taught what to do in an intruder situation, which is both a good thing because we are prepared but also a bad thing because it shouldn’t never get to the point where we have to be prepared,” Munson said. “I think it’s very scary what people are capable of.”

The emergence of gun violence and its frequency have led those affected to push for new gun laws and regulations.

Munson says her own experience led her to believe that Michigan’s gun laws are fair, but not enough to outright prevent gun violence.

“Passing a background check doesn’t stop people from getting (weapons) for others, even though it’s illegal to do so,” Munson said. “No law can ever stop this because people are going to do what they do no matter what the law may say.”

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