ELB- I did find the "whole story" and saw a similar (short version) commentary that he sought permission before working. I think he "paid his debt" and is forgiven (at least in my mind) which is what I tried to imply with the payback comments. I have no personal experience or opinion with his training/writing but think the book referenced in the OP may be worth a read. Heck, based on the lack of trust for the guy- maybe he has tactics for fighting dirty!! That would be helpful against an active shooter with a rifle.ELB wrote:
Gabe Suarez has written about this and his side of the story is out there as well. Worth googling 'til you find it. Short version as I remember it: He asked for permission to teach when he was off for a back injury, received it, then was charged with WC fraud. Had a choice of fighting it in court and going bankrupt paying for his lawyer, or pleading down to misdemeanor charges, paying restitution, and being flat broke as well as losing his job as a cop. He went for option 2.
He has many strong supporters and many strong detractors, seemingly based on his business practices. He seems to be very attentive to making sure he gets every $$ he believe is his. His tactical advice seems to be worth considering.
We all need forgiveness and we all need a Savior. Most of us have done things in our past we could have been prosecuted for if we had only been caught.