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The police need more training if they ever come to a situation where they freeze and have no idea what to do and not instantly just reach for their gun but instead to take a minute and really think things through.
Police officers tend to use too much force when dealing with complications, some even target people of color. I believe our police officers should not carry military grade weapons while conducting business around citizens.
Police have been getting stronger with training grounds using high class firearms such as cop city. The Minneapolis Police, for example, have been nothing but dangerous to their community for decades, to even some residents say they feel unsafe calling the police in emergency situations. Giving them more funding and militarization will only further police's abusie behavior to those they see as below them.
Regardless of training a nations population should not be exposed to the same weapons and tactics that our nation uses to kill those we are at war with. That is a war against the people. I agree the police should be demilitarized.
Military and police should be completely different entities. If there is any situation that police can not handle a situation with the equipment they have then they should receive support from a federal entity designed to handle it.
But what are we going to do when that training fails? When a police officer pulls out a gun on someone they weren't initially supposed to? There is still a person behind the gun- nothing changes that.
I think in a perfect world the police could use military equipment, but because most police training tends to force police officers to lean towards knee jerk reactions I feel that kind of equipment would not be necessary in a quick thinking scenario.
Police should never acquire military equipment, the equipment is only fit for the military therefore they are the only ones that should have the equipment. When the equipment gets old they can sell it to the private sector to civilians or reuse what they can for example armor and glass.
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