AWeful, simply a disgrace. I am sure this man was FAR MORE accurate with a gun than the LEOS, and had he been a threat as VET, they would not have
stood the chance to shoot him down in cold blood. I hope the family sues the pants off the PD!!!
Yeah, I think more cool, calm and not in it to feel butch and macho characteristics would be an advantage. Possibly also making sure they understand
what taking a life really means. A friend, who is ex-army and has in the past been on the front line and killed people, once told me he had a very
good Sergent who would take all the personal things from the people his soldiers killed (which would be returned to family), like letters from or
pictures of wifes/kids/family and would stand and read them out to all the soldiers, making them look at the pictures of those now left without a
dad/uncle/son, in order to ingrain just how much they have really taken and that the other soldier or civilian was a real human with friends and
family and not a dehumanised target. This helped to keep the shooting / killing to 'only when necessary' as these soldiers would then carry that
with them for years afterward (my friend being one, and often is still dealing with the ghosts of his actions)
More training. More psych evaluations before they get issued a weapon. Less power-hungry idiots allowed into the job. It all comes down to your state
I believe being a police officer changes a person over the years.
What you call power hungry I call presents of athority. It's that feeling of "don't try anything". I think they learn it over a period of time.
And I think it has the ability to calm situations before they grow.
I'm not saying there are no officers over the edge. But you have to look at things from their patrol car. In some parts of town it's a weekly
occurance to get involved in a significant scuffle with a suspect. After they attend a police funeral or two it sinks in that they are a target as
much as the victims of crimes.
Go to a bad part of town. Put yourself in a position to be robbed. Tell us how you feel once you have a gun pulled on you.
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