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Famous Incidents Essay

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There are many negotiators in today’s society who undergo many horrible experiences and are able to overcome the hard trials that are placed in front of them and then there are those who unfortunately fall victim to a horrible situation. Over the past couple of decades there have been a number of incidents that have occurred where incidents have taken a turn for the worse. While some people claim that this is occurring because of horrible decision making and others disagreeing and claiming it to be best decision that could be made. Regardless of one’s point of view, it is very clear that over the past couple of decades there have been some incidents or crisis that took a turn for the worse, ...view middle of the document...

Because the prison failed to treat these prisoners fairly rather than be humane and allow the inmates to be treated fair and decent it led to the sudden outburst of a group of inmates which allowed them to break into the keep lock and release all prisoners. The prison was taken over in a matter of minutes and about 42 hostages were taken which included both civilians and correctional officers (McCain, 2009). Because of the amount of hostages that were taken you would immediately assume that this crisis would be handled with great care and have a well thought out plan, but this was not the case. Upon receiving the list of demands from the inmates and reaching the 3rd day of negotiation with almost no progress, a decision was made to storm the prison and take back the prison; it was done with no signs of remorse. This irrational decision led to many injuries, deaths for both sides, and even huge lawsuits. Although this was indeed a very tragic incident, it is important to not only look at the downside of this event but to also focus on the good that came out of it. Such as forcing jails and prison to prepare tactical response teams and keep them well trained in case of any prison rebellions and for negotiators to become better acquainted with penal situations so that better progress could be made during a prison negotiation.
The second crisis that made a huge improvement in how crises were handled was the Olympic Terrorist Attack in Munich. This attack involved 13 Arabian terrorists whom invaded the Olympic compound and abducted 11 Israeli Olympic athletes in order to gain power over officials. These Terrorists then demanded they release 200 Arabian prisoners along with transportation to Egypt, but Egypt refused to take any part in the incident. As negotiations developed they reached a decision to move the terrorists to the airport by helicopter where one of the most devastating things would occur. Upon arriving, officials demanded that the terrorist surrender, this did not go well with the terrorists. The Terrorists detonated a series of grenades which ultimately lead to the death of a number of individuals. Soon after,...

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