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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 07:21 PM

2. I no longer give the police the benefit of the doubt.

Preface - I am white and that never really factored into my thinking too deeply until the last few years and the string of high profile, egregious police killings of African Americans alone (not including the others that have received considerably less notice).

Cops should be trained - HEAVILY TRAINED - in the use of non-lethal force to subdue a suspect, and only in the most dire extremes of threats to public or person should they shoot to kill. American police have become hyper-aggressive in seeking confrontation, and then hyper-aggressive in discharging lethal force.

If you are skilled, armed and facing an unarmed (or out-gunned and many times out-manned) suspect, there is no legitimate reason for the arrest to end with a corpse. Full stop.

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