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January 10th, 2010

“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have more responsibility here than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. I know deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you don’t want me on that wall; you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then question the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand to post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!”

A Few Good Men


“Today you people are no longer maggots. Today you are Marines. You’re part of a brotherhood.  From now on, until the day you die, wherever you are, every Marine is your brother. Most of you will go to Vietman. Some of you will not come back. But always remember this: Marines die, that’s what were here for! But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means you live forever!”

Full Metal Jacket


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Tracy Barnhart Hot Tips

  1. mike gouge
    February 3rd, 2010 at 09:15 | #1

    Did you read the News Journal artical about the CO at RICI who is being accused of “deadly force” due to a neck restraint? Inmate did not die nor was he injured. Wondering what your take on this is. Have my own oppinion but would like to hear yours.
    Stay hard,


  2. gouge
    February 3rd, 2010 at 09:19 | #2

    Love these quotes by the way! Great choice. As for the second one, remember that the Drill Instructor gets killed in the next scene by “Pile” in the head? “Why are you not stomping Pvt. Pile’s guts out!”

    Great movie.


  3. February 3rd, 2010 at 14:39 | #3

    That sounds like administration has it out for this officer?? If the officer was in fear from injury or bodily harm, anything he used is justified. Remember the individual dictates how much force is necessary in any situation. If he did what the officer asked, no force would have been necessary. I think we are thinking the same way as to why the officer is being accused, lol.

  4. Jim Peacock
    February 10th, 2010 at 01:43 | #4

    @mike gouge

    Mike, I did my masters thesis at Michigan State on the use of deadly force and how the courts determine what is or is not acceptable. As a retired police officer I was pretty surprised at what I found. Courts don’t define deadly force based on whether someone dies. Instead deadly force is defined as any force that causes, or could cause, death or serious bodily harm.

    Based on that definition, virtually anything an officer does to restrain a subject satisfies the definition of deadly force. The more important issue is whether the officer’s action was necessary and reasonable under the circumstances. It must be both to be justified.

    Necessary and reasonable are facts to be determined by the trier of fact, either a judge or a jury, or possibly Supreme Court Justices. We need to keep in mind that police officers and corrections officers rarely serve on juries. They are almost always challenged off by defense attornies or plaintiffs’ attornies. That means we, or our attornies must convince people who probably know little of what our jobs are really like that they would have done the same thing in that situation. Too bad we can’t all afford the dream team.

  5. tony
    May 30th, 2010 at 18:34 | #5

    I agree with Tracy admin must not like him..

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