Picked this up recently - strongly recommend reading it. It's well-researched and well-written, and it does a great job explaining how we've gradually gone from community policing to an "us vs. them" militarized police force that uses excessive force and brutal tactics far too often. We really need to roll this back, but I'm not optimistic that we can.
In Europe, every cop is also armed, yet we have very little shooting by the police because they don't feel the immediate threat because gun possession is very rare here.
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