Did this officer not consider any other way to deal with this situation other than shooting and killing a man? Did he call for backup? Were there any witnesses or perhaps a nearby camera that caught this on film? Do Seattle police officers complete any training in nonviolent conflict resolution? Do they get any sensitivity training? Was this particular officer on any type of prescribed medication? Did this officer ever serve in the military? Has this officer ever been reprimanded or written up, how often, and for what?
Good questions. What do you think? If the police fall short in some of these areas, the non-violent conflict resolution, the sensitivity training, etc., don't you think it would be even worse for civilian gun owners? Wouldn't the problems exhibited by the police be that much worse among regular gun owners?
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