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New Normal: DC Bouncers Train for Terrorism

Written by Joe Scudder

To provide security, DC bouncers have to prepare for new kinds of violence.

With new terrorist attacks being reported all the time, DC bouncers are being trained to watch out for ISIS terrorism in their restaurants. This is just another sign of how everyday life is being altered to adapt to the new realities. Bombing other countries and then claiming to be humanitarians by allowing refugees from those same counties is bound to change our culture.

But this didn’t have to happen. Our rulers could have never started us down this path.

NBC 4 Washington reports, “DC Bouncers Learn How to Prevent, Respond to Terrorism.

Be aware of sharp knives on the tables, monitor the streets outside the club and never let your guard down, especially near last call.

These are some of the tips Robert Smith said he would give D.C. restaurant, bar and nightclub bouncers in an hour-long class Tuesday night. The goal: Prepare them to respond if an attacker strikes inside a D.C. bar.

“You have to think of everything as a deadly weapon,” Smith said he tells bouncers.

Smith, a 20-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department and the owner of Nightclub Security Consultants, has been teaching terrorism response as one component of a larger two-day security training for six years.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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