“Verbal Judo” Training Set For D.C. Transit Cops

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Washington, D.C.’s transit police have hired a firm to instruct officers in “verbal judo” as a tactic to defuse confrontations with passengers who violate public conduct laws, the Washington Post reports. The Verbal Judo Institute, blending Eastern philosophy with principles of Aristotelian rhetoric, is scheduled to train about 20 transit officers over two days in
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