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This is completely outrageous. Are our police officers not given any emotional or mental assessment upon joining the force? Reactive killing is not the appropriate way to respond to an endangered citizen. This is borderline sociopathic behavior. Of course it is frightening and disturbing to find someone in a chaotic state, but I want to trust that officers of the law have been assessed for their ability to respond to dangerous situations AND have been trained to deal with others mental disabilities and illnesses. As a pregnant woman this makes me fear the police state that my child is coming into. How many times does this have to happen until something real is done to affect change in our police system?
The gentleman who commented on the show that this type of behavior from a police officer is what "society expects" is mistaken. I am a part of this society and I expect those who are here to serve and protect are able to respond to dangerous situations appropriately with the least amount of harm possible.
This cannot continue.
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