The current crisis in our midst speaks volumes regarding the role of Public Safety Officers (Police, Courts, Corrections etc. etc.) in determining who is the "enemy" and who is a real human threat at any given moment. The training associated with this identification process is reinforced by the cultural, social and political atmosphere, again, at any given moment.
We CAN Change the outcomes by an examination of the all the component parts and there anticipated "response" to these random or deliberate fatalities. If there is no perceived "severe" consequence for going beyond accepted guidelines in the use of force on "certain" individuals, then we have a systemic problem that needs cauterizing at its core. This deliberate circling the wagons and Blue Wall of camaraderie must be dismantled or rendered inoperable by the clamor of cries, demonstrations and votes coming from the larger citizenry, and hence the real government; of the People, by the People for the People....can eventually prevail. WE The People must bring this to a standstill and moratorium; until reason and justice can be effectively established.