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#428750 - 07/31/10 06:45 AM De-Escalation: Women talks down armed robber
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10822923

Pretty brave in the circumstances. Proof if proof were needed that de-escalation skills can be an effective way to prevent violence.
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#428752 - 07/31/10 09:05 AM Re: De-Escalation: Women talks down armed robber [Re: Prizewriter]
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During the incident on 23 July, Ms Goncalves told the would-be robber: "I'm just going to talk with you about Jesus."


Yep, that would make me leave in a hurry too grin
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#428753 - 07/31/10 10:00 AM Re: De-Escalation: Women talks down armed robber [Re: Cord]
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LOL, ditto. Good for her, though.
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#428757 - 07/31/10 07:43 PM Re: De-Escalation: Women talks down armed robber [Re: Prizewriter]
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I saw the video and thought that she handled him very well.

Unfortunately, two hours later he robbed a shoe store and is now in police custody.

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#428764 - 08/01/10 11:01 AM Re: De-Escalation: Women talks down armed robber [Re: Kathryn]
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Originally Posted By: Kathryn
Unfortunately, two hours later he robbed a shoe store and is now in police custody.


The lord works in mysterious ways wink
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