Whenever anyone endangers your life, it's normal to take issue with that.
Road rage because you were cut off (likely by mistake) doesn't not give you the right to release your unbridled aggression. Pump the brakes. Take a breath. Think before you act. It's a discipline. Don't escalate by making matters worse.
Drunken airline pilots, drug traffickers/addicts, speeding & dangerous road rage drivers, texting or 'smart' phone users while driving (teens & adults), burglars, thieves, extortionists, morally bankrupt and criminally corrupt cannot and do not set the agenda.
Transients who endanger citizens & property, set fires, leave trash, commit crimes, Do Not set the agenda. We, as a society, must step up and take action. This is exactly why we must rebuild our mental health system with grace from the ground up. We must care for those who can't care for themselves. That's leadership!!!
The money comes from ending wars, sending trillions of dollars to other countries, dictators, foreign regimes. We will stop that. We will invest in America the Beautiful.
It's also time, once and or all, to stop putting good people in prison or those who really aren't a threat to society. We will never arrest our way out of this bad behavior. On the other hand, those who suffer from mental illness or make the life changing choices to commit crimes must be removed from a civilized society. This must be done as humanely as possible. It's not about locking people up and throwing away the key. Mental illness/wellness care treatments and management of these destabilizing and debilitating diseases must become a thriving priority in our society. As a loving and compassionate nation, we must care for our broken souls. It's really that simple.
Good cops are great!
-- Bad cops must be weeded out and reallocated to a better vocation. (Prison being one option.)
The stresses of their jobs, however, should leave no one sitting in judgment. Until you are spit upon, punched, disrespected, shot or otherwise infuriated by those individuals who would not be welcomed at your dinner table, let's begin to look at these men and women in uniform as the true American heroes they are.
Granted, law enforcement has some thinking they are judge, jury and sadly executioner. We must provide better training of our officers. Their job descriptions must be reinforced and dealt with before another life is lost.
I personally believe it boils down to R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Maybe not a simple solution but it's a step in the right direction. Even gangs know this. Respect must go both ways! Cops are NOT better than those they stop & question. Their sole job is to protect and serve. To resolve, defuse, deescalate, assess ... wait for it ... apprehend!
There is NEVER a valid reason for shooting & killing a man in the back who is fleeing.
Maybe cops need to hook boxing gloves (without thumbs) call them leather mittens if you will, to their utility belts. This will prevent an overt action by the 'suspect' grabbing and firing a gun. Or perhaps a net to shroud & tangle the 'suspect' especially those 14 year old girls who are slammed to the ground in a ill-conceived, macho take-down in a classroom or pavement as we've all seen on television. These actions must NEVER be condoned! But prosecuted.
It's ridiculous for anyone being questioned by police to start arguing or debating their point or challenging officers to a wrestling match. A take-down can and does have deadly results of innocent "dead right" victims. Maybe it's a cultural thing. Talking back to a theater screen is funny but talking back to authority is disrespectful & unwise. Knock it off. Show these men and women in blue the respect they deserve. Stop arguing or evading or otherwise putting yourself in peril. Go with the nice policeman and sort it out later.
Is your grocery store clerk ready to step in front of a bullet for you? How about your accountant; banker; paperboy; mayor; trash collector; gas station attendant; doctor, dentist, house painter, plumber, veteran, etc.
The answer is yes, many would on instinct or impulse. But not on a daily, thoughtful basis. Every day a cop dons that uniform and even in plain clothes, they pledge their lives for total strangers as part of their job description.
We must fight against stereotyping or stereotypical behaviors or attitudes.
Not all cops are bad. Not all African-Americans are bad. Not all Muslims are bad.
Not all Mexicans are bad. Not all White people are bad. Do you understand this?