I see way too many murder by cop that’s the result of (a) one officer instead of three, (b) failure to de-escalate, (c) overemphasis on the use of weapons instead of desescalation.

The end result is too much equipment, the wrong kind of training, and too many benefits, and not enough personnel per car.

This is the result of attempting to be economically efficient because of the high cost of labor. Which is nuts. Since it’s not exactly like there is a shortage of people willing to join the force, particularly if their job is to carry nothing other than pepper spray, tasers, handcuffs, in support of a single armed officer per car.

There is absolutely no reason for the urgency used to bring people into submission. None.

Thats all a consequence of failing to use numbers and de escalation, instead of concentrating violence in a single individual.

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