Yeah I'm going to go with dscarron here and push back a bit. The police deal with violence on a regular basis and have a job with a high degree of civic responsibility, I don't like some of the implications here that their job isn't somehow dangerous or intensely stressful. There are something ridiculous like 10 million arrests every year in the US (a number that's been decreasing by the way), of course some of those are going to result in negative interactions with the police. Of those only 1000 involve death by cop. That's a pretty good ratio for all of the flack that cops get. It's certainly higher than other countries but other countries don't exactly share all of our issues. I've personally seen a friend who couldn't have been a nicer, more empathetic and compassionate person go into policing and become a burned out husk of his former self after 10 years in the force. 10 years of dealing with domestic violence, child abuse, drug users, mental illness, a revolving door justice system and strain on his marriage. By all means criticize the Derek Chauvin's of the world but let's not pretend all cops are like him or that they have an easy job without significant risk. They have to make split second decisions that affect themselves, the person they're interacting with and the general public. Cops are humans and there is no such thing as training that will provide them 100% assurance from making mistakes. The public itself is not blameless here either, a lot of negative interactions with police are a direct result from resisting arrest. You don't get to choose how you're detained, you get to avail yourself of a lawyer who does that for you later on and seeks recompense.
Isolated incidents incite the public and raise awareness which is great but there are larger problems that involve diving into data, understanding why some trends exist and talking about how to solve them. Putting all of the blame on the police is not helpful and won't get us anywhere other than some very awkward legislation that probably doesn't address any of the root problems. I agree with jdreyer that perhaps some of these things need to be specialized within police departments or some sort of external body that accompanies the police. But there are many facets to the issue - poverty, opportunity, police training, demilitarization of some aspects of policing, single parent households and so on. It's an insanely complicated set of problems that is going to take a lot of time, discussion and effort at all levels of government to solve. I don't see how we get there with the current administration and so to me, the solution starts with a more conducive to change federal government.
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