A dangerous convict, shackled in the back of a police car for transport, nevertheless is able to choke the police officer driving the car, cause a crash, grab his gun, force him to unshackle him, then take his cell phone and money and disable the car’s radio. There was no partition between the officer and the prisoner, and no second officer in the car.
Now, what could go wrong with that?
You can buy every flak jacket, piece of weaponry, and camera in the world, but they don’t replace human judgment which, in this case, was execrable.
You can’t buy judgment. No matter how successful your clients are in the market, they need your judgment as an expert outsider to succeed still more. Most of us would have taken one look at that transport system, knowing nothing of police work, and said, “This is a disaster waiting to happen.”
© Alan Weiss 2017