Life should be more important than this. I don’t know why our police don’t have shields or other forms of protection than just a handgun. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail… except all they have is their voice and a gun and people aren’t nails.

Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language via http://ift.tt/2bdRQ2w

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You shouldn’t expect to die when dealing with another person, whoever they are.

The police need alternatives to respond with. I don’t blame the State Trooper here. He had limited resources and a VERY limited set of options he was allowed to respond with.

It’s systemic. If you should expect to die when dealing with law enforcement, then there’s a problem with the way we do law enforcement.

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I’m not saying we should replace guns with bananas here either, by the way. But I know that *I’d* rather walk away with a broken arm and an “oops, sorry dude”, then ceasing to exist.

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