Police Now Instructed To Close Eyes & Take A Deep Breath In Tense Situations

Bill de Blasio, Bill BrattonNew York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new $35 Million “smart policing” program advises that officers to close their eyes, step back, and take a deep breath when in tense situations.

From the New York Post:

“One cop who sat through two full-day programs called them “not realistic’’ and “pretty silly.”

At one point during the lectures, the cop said, those in attendance were given breathing exercises to learn how to calm down — even when facing someone who could pose a threat to their safety.

They said if you find yourself in a situation that’s getting heated, take a step back, close your eyes and take a deep breath,” he said.”