Police need to and are fully capable of adopting military ROE (Rules of Engagement) that exist in warzones. Standard operating procedure should be not to fire until fired upon with 100% certainty of their target.
The ROE I laid out was exactly what I had to follow for 13 months in southern Iraq in 2007-2008 while handling a myriad of missions out of the wire. They were manageable and for a 21 year old kid I was at the time kept me from doing anything stupid in a country were every military aged male is allowed to walk around with an AK 47 on their back. Iraqi civilians and potential enemy threats were given more consideration than US civilians on the streets of America.
This entire idea that the lives of an officer mean more than the civilians they patrol is insane. Police have demonstrated their complete lack of consideration for human life with cases like Daniel Shaver and that they are terrible marksman in the case of Breonna Taylor. “Warrior policing” has turned the police mentality into Us vs Them with no accountability that the military is subjected to in similar situations. Ever wonder why you don’t hear about Army Military Police or Air Force Security Forces with these issues? Training, mentality and accountability.
Want to wear a gun and go into public? Then follow the ROE soldiers in combat zones have to. Don’t like it? Quit.
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