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The problem police response has been the escalation of tension when police respond to calls. A generation ago police officer used power of persuasion to deescalate a situation. Today. police\department roll out every avalable care and the swat team when a gentel calmijng voice can diffuse thesituation.
There is to much firepower when alternative solutions that could be found. The shooting of the mentally distraught women with a knife at the US Bank tower several years ago is an example. Instead of shooting her disarming her could have been easily accomplised with barriers such as plexiglass or even a mattress.
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