I just wish we held our political leaders to the same standards we're trying to hold professional athletes.
Why put police in a position to escalate the situation and kill someone?
I get if someone is being threatened with a knife. To me, that case is probably justified.
But do we really need police escalating a situation with a lightless bike, minor traffic violation, or someone selling cigarettes? That can't be handled by someone else?
Why put them in a position to potentially execute someone in a split second? And when they kill someone, why isn't there an automatic independent review board to ensure the police weren't acting inappropriately? Letting the police investigate the police is like letting the fox guard the henhouse. This essentially gives the police a license to kill.
No other profession in our country operates like this.
Who would be on this "review board"? Who could fairly grade them without having done this incredibly difficult job?