Author Topic: Defund the Police  (Read 13558 times)

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #405 on: May 30, 2022, 11:38:23 am »
https://prospect.org/justice/why-uvalde-cops-were-too-cowardly-to-charge-a-mass-shooter/

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After the Columbine shooting, where police waited outside for hours while a teacher bled to death, police are supposed to dash into the scene as fast as possible. They just didnít do it. The reason is the powerful fear instilled by other parts of police training, as well as the overall police culture.
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Grossman is something of an outlier, but as Isaac Scher writes at Insider, the basic outlines of his message are common throughout police trainings across the country, which have no national standards and are heavily based on junk science. By and large, cops are taught to be in quaking terror at all times, to view the local citizenry as infested with violent criminals, and to prioritize their own safety above all else. The overwhelming focus is on threats to the police themselves, not the public. There is virtually no time spent on diplomacy, de-escalation, or remaining calm under fire.