Your Fugitive Apprehension team of four arrive at the residence of your Target. You block the vehicle present in the driveway with yours. Three of your squad make your entry through the front. During your room clearance, your left flank takes a hit in the face from a door by an assailant exiting a closet and then grabs him from behind who wields a gun and points it at his temple. The point man (team leader) has his weapon drawn. Right flank is on point along the wall and two assailants emerge that confronts the right flank position. Only one of the two possesses a firearm. For approximately 8 seconds, the assailants do not converse. The man holding the gun to the left flank is sweating and shaking. They have gang tats on their arms and necks.
The team leader and right flank is watching body language/body and eye movement. Left flank has eyes on the team leader. 8 seconds drop when the gun-wielding assailant who is the FFJ (Fugitive from Justice) yells out for the Apprehension team to drop their weapons and stand down. The resistors of the right flank inch closer to the right flank. The team leader eyes a back door which is now beginning to crack open. The team all have 2-way open radio communication.
The FFJ commands you to drop your guns; (so his Chula buddies can pick them up) and lay face down, what’s your move? The clock is ticking. $50,000 is your pay day.
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WANTED: Joanne Chesimard AKA Assata Shakur. Fugitive from Justice. Wanted for murdering a NJ State Trooper. Hiding out in Cuba. I want her bad. Had her exact location 5 years ago. Anyone that has information leading to her arrest by me and/or anyone that wants to be part of the apprehension team, please contact me in confidence. Please contact me if you have any connections in Cuba and willing to assist. Big money.
The following five items are some interesting facts you did not know about bounty hunters:
1. Bounty Hunter is not the preferred name for this profession anymore. The name used now is Fugitive Recovery Agent or Bail Enforcement Agent. These two names are more politically correct today and are respected by members of the industry and of the justice system alike.
2. Some Fugitive Recovery Agents have more authority to arrest fugitives than police officers. This all depends on the state the Bounty Hunter is operating in and its bounty hunting laws, which is legal across the country. Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin and Oregon prevent bounty hunting completely. A court order needs to be issued to a Bounty Hunter and then a police officer can make the arrest in these states. The Bounty Hunter can then request that the fugitive be turned over into his or her hands outside the jurisdiction.
3. Bounty Hunters are no longer allowed to bring home fugitives dead or alive, they must be alive and not roughed up at all upon arriving at the gates of jail. Broken bones, bruises and other injuries will not be accepted by the justice system. Fugitives who have been beaten up will not be sent to jail because of the legal liability involved. They must be treated by an attending nurse or doctor first and then cleared.
4. Believe it or not, most fugitive recovery agents wear Bail Recovery Agent badges these days, they are identifiable to local law enforcement agencies, the public, and the fugitives they are chasing so no problems arise during the chase.
5. Broad authority for Bounty Hunters arose in 1873 in the United States with the Supreme Court case of Taylor vs. Taintor. This Supreme Court case gave bounty hunters across the country (legal) authority to act on behalf of bail bondsmen and arrest fugitives who have skipped bail or failed to appear. This case also gave bounty hunters permission to chase the fugitive into another state and enter the fugitive’s place of residence to make an arrest.
Bounty hunting has become a trillion-dollar industry in the United States over the past couple of decades. A talented Fugitive Recovery Agent can make roughly $80,000-$100,000 per year in their first year or more arresting fugitives. They will need to work anywhere from 50-120 cases to make this much money, which can be an exhausting but rewarding task. Most Fugitive Recovery Agents spend 40-90 hours per week chasing fugitives, working on stakeouts, doing research and finally tracking down their target. This is the reason we do it; for the rush and the money! Locating someone who is literally hiding from you and sworn law enforcement.
About the author: Scott Bernstein is the CEO of Child Recovery International headquartered in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. He has extensive experience as a Counterterrorist Consultant, International Apprehension Operative, Human & Sex Trafficking Expert and a Military and Law Enforcement Trainer. He is available as a Consultant and as a Speaker. In addition to his LinkedIn profile, you can also interact with Scott on his LinkedIn group http://bit.ly/1LMp2hj.
Scott Bernstein is the founder and director of Bounty Hunter Training Academy International (www.americanbountyhunter.org). They implement unconventional techniques such as criminal profiling, victimology, behavioral Psychology, Neuropsychology, pre-text art and expert skip tracing. To reach BHTA (Bounty Hunter Training Academy, reach them at 984-235-4816 or in writing at email@example.com.
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