It hasn’t been an easy week. In Louisiana, police fatally shot a black man Tuesday who was not holding a weapon. A day later, cops shot another black man, this time in Minnesota, after he apparently reached for his identification.
Police have an incredibly difficult job. It’s still no excuse to execute human beings who have not put officers’ lives in danger.
As a gentle reminder to law enforcement, here are some examples of how de-escalation tactics in potentially dangerous situations can save lives.
Two men died this week who didn’t need to. Police can do better.