(old repost from birdsite, but probably much funnier to people in the fediverse)
We have an answer thanks to David Gerard. https://cloudflare-ipfs.com/ipfs/bafykbzacedvth5ntuzgx6vklwivkiwnbe2df2pejmb26pw3updrzielegrexu?filename=%28Studies%20in%20Rationality%20and%20Social%20Change%29%20Michael%20Taylor%20-%20The%20Possibility%20of%20Cooperation-Cambridge%20University%20Press%20%281987%29.pdf
Also everything I create is public domain so that if you think for any reason my name shouldn't be attached to it (you hate me, you think I have to much clout, you just hate names in general) you can just take my name off it and continue passing it around.
"Riot Medicine: Bridge Guide" for professional healthcare workers is available for free download. It's short enough to read in a couple of hours and will help you cross over from clinical medicine to being a street medic. https://riotmedicine.net/downloads/
I suck complete ass at brevity
There’s no right answer. People can learn medicine and how to navigate a riot. In my experience on different teams, a good protester with a bit of medical knowledge tends to be better than a good doc with a bit of protest knowledge. At least when things get remotely feisty
I think my first book failed to clarify this sufficiently. A riot medic is protester first, medic second.
A good medic can do more with a small pouch of gloves, gauze, and water than an inexperienced paramedic with a dummy thicc bag full of everything they could need.
Knowing how to move through chaos and snatch people away to safety, how to talk to them and be fluid as the situation changes is the most important skill. If you can't find your patient or you get arrested trying to extract them, all the skills/equipment in the world mean nothing
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