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The METO Settlement

Steve Larson: What is Positive Programming?

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Steve Larson: They should have been using positive programming for individuals, which is extensively known and taught around the nation about how to interact with people that are potentially violent, to try to minimize any potential for violence and have a plan to cope with that and address it when it occurs that doesn't involve the types of restraints we're talking about here or even prone restraint, which means laying someone face down on the ground, which can be very dangerous, both to the individual who is being restrained and to the people that are doing it.

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