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Re-evaluating when police should use force

Police officers must train to deescalate and to be less confrontational, while the public must also understand the police are giving orders that generally benefit everyone's safety.

Going postal: Our heavily-armed government handlers

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2014 — The images of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, might be mistaken for images of a violent Middle East demonstration. The outrage over the shooting death of an unarmed African-American man, Michael Brown, was met by a police force that resembled our fighting men overseas. They bore military protective gear, military weapons, and ...

Ferguson, Missouri: War comes to Main Street

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2014 – A white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. The police chief claims that Brown assaulted the police officer and started to enter the police cruiser to reach for his weapon. Witnesses claim that Brown tussled with the officer, but did ...