Thank You Ms Barber for your Continuity of Thought.
For those that remember, it is a simple fact that means so much.
Like Rodney King, it is swept aside so swiftly and Rememberance, why that is a path forgotten be so many it has become unbearable.
"27 percent of all Americans killed by police in 2015 had mental health issues"
Many times police were called specifically to defuse the situation, only to use lethal force on a relative of the family.
Our police training is from the 1800's. If your only source of protection is the gun, guess what, you rely on shooting people to ultimately resolve the matter, hardly a solution.
The ranks of our forces have devolved into a pathos. Can we have some psychological screening that works. How about just starting with the conversation.
And can we train and adequately pay our officers commensurate with the duties required.
Policing a Democracy of a Free People is not an $8 /hr job that requires lethal armament.