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34. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 31, 2017, 08:52 Burrito of Peace
 
There are no simple solutions to fix incompetence on this level of tragedy. However, a good first step is to charge, try, and convict the shooting cop with first degree murder.

I think it's interesting that there exists a wide gulf between the operational mindset of US cops and, well, pretty much any other police force in a first world country.

A few personal examples of this is as follows:

I generally tend to get up most days at 0400, grab a quick cup of tea, and go for a walk.

In Sydney, a policeman stopped and said "Hey mate. Are you all right? Are you lost?" He was genuinely inquiring as to my well being. He was also kind enough to tell me what areas to avoid that early in the morning.

In the US, I have been stopped, questioned as to where I came from, where I was going, why I was walking that early in the morning, and on two separate occasions had my then dog threatened who was sitting very calmly at my feet.

In Canada, I was visiting my in-laws in a relatively small town west of Toronto and was asked to stop at a nearby store to pick some things up. I freely admit that I became lost on the way back. This was in the days before GPS enabled cellphones and Google maps. A local policeman also stopped me and, when I said that I had gotten a bit turned around, gave me a ride back while chatting rather pleasantly. Turns out he had gone to high school with my wife and knew exactly where her parents lived.

The plural of anecdote is not data but in just those examples, there was a marked difference between how the police forces of three different countries perceive a person of the random public and how they chose to interact with them.
 
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