the real problem is we dont properly train police anymore
somewhere in texas it has been proven that proper training drastically reduces (but does not eliminate) these kinds of situations
in most districts across the nation, police are not trained enough, they are not taught how to handle charged situations, emotionally or otherwise, they are not taught how to appropriately deal with problem individuals that may be unarmed but violent
we live in a time where police are being trained to exercise force first and foremost and to bother with the questions and details after the fact
this means that many police officers will react with force, lethal or nonlethal, instead of trying to diffuse the situation in a way that nobody gets hurt...even in cases where there are no combatants of any kind, we have police that are doin horrible things to people
1 woman i forget where ended up in jail for 4 months and lost custody of her kids for that time when all she did was clal police to try and give her kids a "scared straight" message about why you shouldnt steal...so 3 of the 4 cops that showed up werent being mean at all, they were doing what she asked, the 4th guy showd up, insulted her, then told her to go away, she started to, then he arrested her ass and said "if you resist ill punch your teeth down your throat"
but none of the other 3 officers tried to stop that 1 officer...so this woman ended up in jail and lost custody of her kids until a court settled the matter, all because she just wanted to teach her kids a valuable lesson
i mean her kid stole $10 from her purse and she knew he did, but she wanted to make sure he never did it again...so she asked the police to teach her kids...they taught her kids all right...taught em to fear the police!