reply to post by ShadeWolf
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.